If you are a homeowner, you are likely aware of the amount of effort it can take to properly maintain a home or property. You might have had to deal with unexpected disasters, costs, and repairs. Hopefully you have not had to deal with homeowners insurance claims. If you have, you know it can also be a headache! Everything that goes into owning your own home can be overwhelming. This can be more stressful during specific times of the year (tax season, spring cleaning, holidays, etc.). You can ease the pain by keeping up with your home maintenance. This includes your chimney care! Many chimney sweep companies are happy to schedule well in advance. Brickliners agrees that forward scheduling is the best way to remember your chimney maintenance.
Both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend routine maintenance. Doing this keeps your chimney working as safely and efficiently as possible. Routine chimney sweeps keep the chimney system clean of ash, debris, soot, and creosote that can lower efficiency and raise fire risk. An annual CSIA chimney inspection is a thorough assessment of the chimney system, in which any problem or weakness can be identified before it becomes a hazard. A level one inspection is recommended annually regardless of any changes to the system. Level two inspections are more thorough. They are required when a property is transferred or sold. A level three inspection is required if a prior inspection identifies a hazard that needs further attention. A certified chimney sweep is trained and experienced in identifying common damage and weaknesses. However, they cannot if they aren’t hired to do so!
Brickliners doesn’t only clean and inspect chimneys. Our technicians also rebuild, repair, and install a variety of products. We specialize in masonry, and diagnosing, repairing, and waterproofing leaky chimneys. If you already know that you need these types of services, you can schedule at your convenience, and schedule in advance.
Why Forward Scheduling is Best
- Avoid the Fall Rush
From October to January chimney sweep companies stay busy with installations, repairs, and emergency calls. If you wait until the fall to schedule with your chimney sweep, you might not get an appointment when you’d like, or not at all.
- Avoid Surprise Costs
You can avoid spending money on your chimney maintenance while you’re trying to buy Christmas presents, pay for anniversary getaways, and more. By forward scheduling, you can have your chimney sweep and inspection scheduled when you’re expecting your bonus check or tax refund. The cost is not a surprise. In addition, by remembering your preventative maintenance, you are less likely to experience a costly problem like a fire!
- Rest Assured Your Chimney is Ready
Schedule your appointments in advance so that when weather turns cooler, you don’t have to wait to use your fireplace. If you run into the Fall Rush or run low on funds, you don’t have to worry about cold nights or settle for an amateur chimney sweep.
Schedule now and don’t give it another thought. You will be reminded of your appointment by our office staff the week prior to your scheduled appointment!