Your fireplace provided you with numerous cozy fires during the chilly winter nights. Now, the the weather is getting nicer and it’s time to clear out all the ash and soot in your chimney. Many homeowners think they can just burn a self-cleaning log and move on, but that’s just not the case. The best way to clean your chimney is to call in the professionals. Luckily, Chimney Champions makes chimney cleaning easy and hassle-free, clearing your stack of all the fire hazards that you could face the next time you light a log.
Why should I have my chimney cleaned?
Getting your chimney swept ensures that any mechanical damage, creosote, or cracks in the flue are noticed and fixed before its next use. A proper cleaning also means the flue and cap are inspected and cleared of any leaves, twigs, and animal nests that may block proper airflow.
How often should I schedule a cleaning?
Chimney cleanings should be scheduled at least once a year. Of course, this depends on how much you used your fireplace. If it’s been a year or more since you had your chimney swept out by a professional, then it’s time to get this service on your calendar. Putting off this chore can result in costly repairs or worse: property damage.
What kind of wood should I burn?
Burning pine wood leads to a more rapid buildup of creosote thus we suggest you avoid using it. Stick to oak, maple, ash, or birch to avoid heavy soot deposits in your chimney. Keep your wood stored in a cool, dry area like a shed or garage so you don’t end up with damp logs that can result in a lot of smoldering and smoke.
Your safety is our number one concern, which is why Chimney Champions comes highly recommended by homeowners around Jacksonville, FL. We use only the best tools and have the best team of licensed and qualified inspectors. Contact us today at (904) 268-7200 to find out more about our chimney inspections and repairs.