Best Time Of Year For A Chimney Cleaning
With temperatures rising, it’s tempting to spend all your time on yard work and springtime fun. One important thing you may not even be thinking about is your chimney. Did you know that the best time of year to schedule your annual chimney cleaning is actually in the spring? There are a couple of big reasons, but one big one is checking a task off the list. We know that list may seem never-ending, so let your trusted chimney professionals help you out with one task. Still not convinced? Read on to find out a few additional benefits to scheduling your annual chimney sweep in the spring.
Be early and ahead of the crowd
A lot of people aren’t thinking about chimney sweeps once the weather warms up meaning most people are likely booking up the fall/early winter cleaning spots. So if you wait to book until then too, you may struggle to even find an opening if you wait too long. Since chimney cleanings are highly recommended every year, you might as well book when there are plenty of openings to work with your schedule. Then you’ll get in the habit of booking early and you’ll have pretty open availability to choose from.
On top of this, you’ll likely save some money opting for a spring cleaning. Since the demand seems to be in the fall or winter, that has the possibility to drive the cost up. When schedules fill up, demand rises and so do prices. This is the case for annual chimney inspections, too.
The closer you get to the desired scheduling date; the more prices will rise as well. So do yourself a favor and plan to book your chimney sweep in the spring.
Have a fire the first chilly day with no hesitation
You know those uncharacteristic early chilly nights in September? No worries if you already got your annual cleaning out of the way with. Not only will an early cleaning in the spring take one thing off your long to do list, but you’ll be ready for cold weather no matter how soon that may come around.
Ensure safety for everyone
As debris, called creosote builds up on chimney walls, it poses a higher risk for house fires and unhealthy breathing air. Meaning, the sooner a cleaning after fireplace season, the less risk of potentially unsafe conditions. Similarly, when a chimney sweep happens, our professionals have to go on the roof. If your scheduled cleaning occurs on a snow day, it is much more of a risk to complete the cleaning. This could even result in a cancelled or rescheduled appointment. Even if it’s not snowing the day of your appointment, accumulated snow is an added obstacle to complete cleanings.
Dubuque Fireplace & Patio Can Perform Your Annual Chimney Cleaning
You can trust your NFI-certified chimney sweeps at Dubuque Fireplace & Patio to perform thorough cleanings. Not only do we perform all maintenance and upkeep of chimneys, we also offer professional fireplace installation if you’re looking to install a new one. Give us a call for all things pertaining to chimneys such as inspections, which are highly recommended even for a chimney that isn’t used frequently.
Call us at Dubuque Fireplace & Patio at 563-582-5156 today or reach out using our online form.