Did you know that the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) suggests having a chimney inspection once a year as well as a chimney sweep? They do and with good reason. During the spring, summer, and fall there is so much going on. Our lives are busy. We don’t want to think about our chimney and any repairs or maintenance that may need to be done. But be aware, that this is the best time to take care of any chimney issues. By having your chimney inspected and having a professional like A1 Chimney do a chimney sweep, you can avoid fire hazards and increase the life of your chimney. So, mark your calendars, before the winter sets in, give A1 Chimney a call and book your annual inspection.
YES, and here is why.
Every time you burn wood in your fireplace, creosote is building up on the inside of your chimney. Over time this buildup can catch fire with extreme heat. Creosote is a byproduct of burning wood. It is very toxic and highly flammable. It is important not to allow creosote to build up.
It is very difficult to see with the inexperienced eye. Cracking or flacking mortar can be in the inner walls of your chimney. Leaks within the chimney, mildew as well, and deterioration may not be visible. These all can cause havoc to the life of your chimney. An experienced technician like those at A1 Chimney will assess any and all damages. They will take the time to discuss the situation and give you the options.
Each state has its own standards on fire codes. The professionals at A1 Chimney are experienced with clearances and standards. A1 Chimney is an expert in these codes. A professional chimney sweep will ensure you are within the code.
Your chimney sweep at A1 Chimney will assess any damages to the inside of your chimney. They will clear out any blockage of debris if found. The Flue will be inspected to make sure it is in good working order.
Only someone who climbs up on your rooftop can assess the crown, cap, and flashing. Over time there will be a breakdown in the cement and mortar. There can be water leakage, cracks, or crumbling mortar that you won’t know about unless you get a professional inspection. Then you will need professional chimney repairs!
Don’t be caught with issues this winter.We provide chimney inspections, maintenance, repair, installation, custom chimney caps, masonry repair, flashing, and dryer vent cleaning. We serve the areas of Southern Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley.
To learn more about what A1 Chimney can do for you, give us a call in Tennessee at 931-967-3595 or in Alabama at 256-285-4895. We can help you with your inspection and any repairs if needed. Scheduling an appointment with us couldn’t be easier. At A-1 Chimney, we look forward to serving you soon