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The Benefits of a Video Chimney Inspection

Since some parts of your chimney are hidden, there are likely hazards that are impossible for you to see. That is why it is very important to have a professional chimney sweeping and inspection every year. Although a professional chimney sweep can get a better look at your chimney, it can still be difficult to examine the hidden parts. At All Seasons Chimney, we gives you the option of scheduling a video chimney inspection.

A video scan comes with the Level 2 inspections, but we can add this to our Level 1 inspection too. Our certified and trained chimney professionals use the Chim-Scan Chimney Inspection Camera System to get an up-close look at the inside of your chimney. With a thorough look at the inside of your chimney, you can rest easy. We would like to tell you more about the benefits of this chimney inspection.

Provides clear evidence for home insurance claims

man inspecting chimneyIf your chimney has been struck by lightning, a chimney fire, or another incident, a video scan chimney inspection will give you exactly what you need to give to your home insurance agent when filing a claim. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney professionals provide you photographs of any damage we find during the inspection. You will also receive a copy of the video scan.

Allows chimney professionals to find hazards lurking inside the chimney

One of the most dangerous issues inside a chimney is having cracks in the flue liner. When this type of damage is present, you are at a greater risk for an accidental fire. With our Chim-Scan video camera system, we are able to find any damage inside your chimney. This is why a Level 2 chimney inspection is necessary when buying or selling a home. You will be able to use the video scan and the photographs of the chimney, if we find problems, when negotiating the price of the home.

Adding a video scan to your chimney inspection is the best way to know your chimney is safe and efficient. Contact us today at All Seasons Chimney to schedule an appointment!

Spring Dryer Vent Cleaning

Spring is such a wonderful time of year. The snow melts along with warm breezes and greenery all around. However, with spring comes spring cleaning, and this means it’s time to give All Seasons Chimney a call and set up an appointment to get a professional dyer vent cleaning.  Your dryer vents need to be cleaned out yearly, this keeps it running efficiently and keeps your family safe from potential hazards. Our team of experts are skilled at cleaning dryer vents along with chimney inspection, sweeping, and repairs, give us a call now!

What Happens When Your Clothes Dry

man at the dryerYou may be wondering why you need to clean out your dryer vent so often. When you wash your clothes, tiny fibers are released from the clothes into the water. When you throw the wet clothes into the dryer, those tiny fibers go along. Your dryer is basically a drum with tumblers attached to the interior. These tumblers carry your wet clothes up to the top of the drum, at which point they fall back down to the bottom.

Warm air is pushed through the drum, and as the clothes fall to the bottom of the drum, that air is pushed through the clothes, drying it out as the cycle continues. This air is pushed through the lint screen, and those tiny fibers get stuck in the screen. That’s what forms that blanket of lint after every load or two of laundry. Some of the tiny fibers actually get through the screen and float down the dryer vent and into the outdoors. Because the fibers are damp, some get trapped on the sides of the vent tubing, building a layer of lint that can cause major problems for your clothes dryer.

Problems With a Clogged Dryer Vent

As the lint build up, it gets thicker inside your dryer vent, the hole through which the air flows gets narrower. You may notice that your clothes are taking longer to dry, sometimes two or more cycles. This means bigger electric bills and more work for your dryer’s motor. As the motor works harder and gets hotter each time you use it, eventually the motor could burn out, causing expensive repairs. However, the scary fact is that lint buildup is very flammable, and all it takes is one spark for a fire to break out.

Call for a Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Today

It is so important to get your dryer vent cleaned out at least annually, and you’re in luck! The expert crew at All Seasons Chimney not only takes care of chimney, they also clean dryer vents! Give our team a call soon to schedule an appointment.