When the weather turns chilly, building a crackling fire in the fireplace is one of the best ways to create a warm, cozy spot in the house. An inadequately or improperly maintained chimney, however, can cause a host of problems, so an annual chimney inspection and cleaning is vital to the safety of everyone in the home.
Inspections are categorized as level one, two, or three based on how much work is necessary, and all inspection levels involve more than just a chimney sweeping to remove any debris. The technician will inspect the chimney connections as well as the chimney’s interior and exterior and determine whether creosote removal is necessary. Chimney repairs, depending on how complicated they are, may require a masonry professional. Because chimney work is so seasonal, it may be difficult to schedule a timely appointment if you call in the fall or winter. If possible, try to arrange for chimney services during warmer months of the year. For more information, contact a Best Pick below.