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Preventing Costly Chimney Repairs Down the Line

Saving money is important when you own a home. So, what’s one way to prevent having to spend a lot of your home budget on chimney repairs? Professionally maintain your fireplace and chimney system every year! Certain types of chimney damage can get progressively worse if neglected. Unfortunately, you could be at several different types of safety risks. These include chimney fires and carbon monoxide leaks! Although masonry chimneys are built to last for lifetimes, they can suffer from erosion damage. This is because of their constant exposure to the elements. Other problems can arise with your fireplace and chimney system, too. That’s why All Seasons Chimney provides trusted and experienced chimney repair, maintenance, and installation services in the Hudson Valley area. We would like to give you some tips on the best ways to keep your chimney working safely and efficiently – all through the winter!

Preventing Costly Chimney Repairs Image - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneySchedule an annual professional chimney sweeping and inspection appointment.

First, be sure there are no safety hazards or other problems present that could make your fireplace inefficient or unsafe. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that you have your chimney professionally swept and inspected every year, before you light the first fire of the season. The CSIA-certified sweeps at All Seasons Chimney will take great care to remove every bit of the flammable compound creosote from the interior of your chimney. This helps to reduce your risk for a chimney fire.  In addition, we will also closely inspect the condition of the interior and exterior of your chimney to make sure there are no blockages or other damage. Why? These could possibly lead to the poisonous gas carbon monoxide leaking into your home. Safety is our top priority, so you can count on us to help you maintain your chimney to avoid any dangerous hazards!

Protect your chimney from water penetration damage.

So, what is the biggest enemy of masonry chimneys? Well, according to the CSIA – its water! All Seasons Chimney can help you prevent expensive water damage. We sell a wide variety of chimney caps. Additionally, we can professionally install the best one for your chimney. This is to guarantee it will keep water from rain and melted ice and snow out of your home. To best protect the vulnerable area where your chimney meets the roof, we construct, install, and repair customized flashing systems. For the ultimate protection from water penetration damage, we provide professional chimney waterproofing services. These will keep your bricks and mortar joints from spalling damage over the winter. You can trust us to help you add years to the life of your masonry chimney with our water leak preventive services!

Follow these tips, and you can prevent costly chimney repairs this winter and in years to come. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule your annual professional chimney maintenance services!

Now Is the Time To Schedule Your Professional Chimney Maintenance Services

Believe it or not, it is almost time to get your kids ready to go back to school! This means the cooler weather of fall is right around the corner. This time of year can become very hectic. Plus, with such a busy schedule for your family nowadays, the holidays will be here before you know it. Your fireplace is a popular gathering spot. So, you definitely want to be sure your family, friends, and holiday guests will be safe from any dangerous hazards that may be lurking within your chimney.

Now Is the Time to Schedule Image - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneyIn fact, national fire safety organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that homeowners have their annual professional chimney maintenance services scheduled, before lighting the first fire of the year. This is to ensure your chimney and fireplace will work efficiently and safely during the fall and winter. For over 25 years, All Seasons Chimney has provided professional chimney sweeping and inspection services to residents in the Hudson Valley. We would like to tell you why now is the time to schedule your appointment and what you can expect from our services!


Once September arrives, the CSIA-certified chimney sweeps at All Seasons Chimney have a calendar that is packed with chimney maintenance appointments for the rest of the year. Actually, it is our busiest time of the year. We work long hours to make sure the chimney and fireplace systems throughout our service area have no damage, or other issues that could pose any dangerous safety hazards. When you schedule your appointment with us now, you will be more likely to arrange our visit on the date that is the most convenient for you. Additionally, you won’t have to wait for weeks for your chimney to be serviced. This could affect your holiday entertaining plans, so we encourage you to go ahead and make this important appointment today!


All Seasons Chimney will arrive to your home to perform your annual professional chimney maintenance services. We will start by making sure we keep your house mess free! This is done by laying down tarps and drop cloths on the floor in front of your fireplace and over nearby furniture. Then we will begin sweeping your chimney from the top to the bottom. We use specialized tools to make sure that every bit of creosote is removed from the interior walls of your chimney, to eliminate the risk for chimney fires.

After your chimney has been swept, we then take a close look at the exterior and interior of your chimney in our inspection service. We will check to make sure no debris is blocking your chimney. This ensures you will not have carbon monoxide forced back into your home. We will also examine your liner and other important components of your chimney to make sure there is no damage present. If we do find any issues, we will provide you with photos of the damage. Also, we prepare a written estimate of the repairs that are necessary to be able to use your chimney safely.

Beat the fall rush. Contact us today at All Seasons Chimney to schedule your annual professional chimney maintenance services today. Make sure your fireplace will be ready on the day of the first Fall chill!