The holiday season is the time for your fireplace to be the star of the show. It’s the focal point of the living area, has its own set of holiday decorations, and is the backdrop of many traditions and even family photos. In order to get the most out of your fireplace and chimney system this season, you should take care to schedule routine maintenance now.
The fall is the busiest time of year for chimney professionals. It’s the time between fall and January when chimney sweep companies are busy with repairs, installations, and emergency calls. In order to get your routine maintenance on the books, it’s important to schedule early. Hudson Chimney offers comprehensive chimney services year-round because we know our customers are busy. It’s our goal to help homeowners in and around Jacksonville, Florida have the safest and most efficient chimney systems possible, so we recommend scheduling services in advance.
Routine Maintenance to Schedule Now
Both the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommend routine maintenance for the safest, most efficient fire. Chimney sweeps keep the entire system clean from top to bottom so that it can work properly and work well. Chimney inspections are the thorough assessment that can prevent serious damage, loss of life, and loss of property. During the inspection, a certified chimney sweep will assess the entire system, reporting on damages and issues, big and small. When you schedule early enough, necessary repairs can be made before the temperatures drop.
Prevent Flue Fires
When the chimney system is clean, it works correctly. How the chimney works depends on airflow. A dirty chimney means obstructed or interrupted airflow. As airflow slows down, the flue is exposed to high temperatures for longer, and creosote and debris on the walls can ignite. Oftentimes flue fires occur with no visible damage and burn out undetected. Learn the signs of flue fires and help prevent them completely by scheduling routine maintenance now.
Scheduling a chimney inspection before burn season is the best way to prevent damage. Minor damages or weaknesses in the system now, can become major damage and serious problems later. Letting a certified chimney sweep assess your chimney annually helps you stay safe year after year. It also keeps your chimney working well and helps it last.
Hudson Chimney has been Jacksonville’s choice for chimney care for over thirty years. When you schedule early, you can have a Hudson Chimney expert at your door before the rush. Beat the crowds, don’t be left out in the cold, schedule now. Hudson Chimney offers sweeps, inspections, masonry repairs, relining, leak repairs, cap, damper, and door installations, and more!
Find out what we can do for you and your chimney. Call Hudson Chimney now at 904-282-4159 or contact us online.