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Why You Should Schedule Your Chimney Inspection in the Spring

National fire safety organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend having your fireplace and chimney professionally swept and inspected annually to be sure the system works safely and efficiently. Many homeowners wait to have these chimney maintenance services done in the fall, but Atlas Chimney recommends that you take care of these tasks in the spring. We would like to tell you more about why you should schedule your chimney inspection in the spring.

Why you should schedule your chimney inspection for the spring - Austin TX - Atlas Chimney

You can easily get the appointment you need.

When you wait until the fall to have your chimney maintenance tasks performed, you could have a hard time scheduling your appointment on the date and time you need. In the fall, the CSIA-certified chimney sweeps at Atlas Chimney are extremely busy sweeping and inspecting chimneys all across the Austin area. In fact, fall is our busiest season. Since someone needs to be at your home when we sweep and inspect your chimney, it can be difficult to find the best time to schedule this appointment. You will have a much easier time getting the appointment you need in the spring since we will not have such a packed calendar.

You can have winter-related damage repaired in a timely manner.

One of the reasons the CSIA claims that water is the greatest enemy of masonry chimneys has to do with spalling damage. Since masonry materials naturally absorb water, there can be moisture trapped within the bricks and mortar. Whenever the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, that trapped water will freeze and expand inside the masonry materials. This water will thaw as the weather warms up, and its force can cause the bricks and mortar joints to crack and even break apart. The longer you wait to have this damage repaired, more water leaks can occur and lead to even more deterioration. Having your chimney professionally inspected in the spring allows you to have this damage repaired in a timely manner, which can prevent serious water leaks from appearing.

You will not have to worry about chimney odors during the summer.

Before Atlas Chimney inspects your chimney, we will professionally sweep it to remove all of the creosote that has accumulated inside your chimney. Not only is creosote dangerously flammable, but it can produce a strong, unpleasant odor, especially during hot and humid summer weather. When you have your chimney maintenance services done in the spring, you will not have to worry about dealing with stinky smells coming from your chimney.

Don’t wait until the fall to schedule your chimney maintenance tasks. Contact us at Atlas Chimney to have your chimney inspected this spring.

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