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Get Ready for Your Chimney Appointment

Now that the warmer weather of spring has finally arrived in the Hudson Valley region, it is time to close out your fireplace. Although it may seem like a lot of work, all you really need to do is simply give the team at All Seasons Chimney a call. For over 25 years, we have been taking care of chimneys with excellent and professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services.

Our sweeps have all received certifications from industry leaders such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). You can rest easy knowing that your chimney is in good hands. While we are good at sweeping and inspecting your chimney, we do ask a few things from you before our arrival. We would like to tell you how to prepare for your chimney maintenance appointment. We also want to help you understand the importance of annual professional chimney maintenance.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

man sweeping chimneyIf you want your chimney maintenance service appointment with us to go as smoothly as possible, we do have a few requests. Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps need for your fireplace appliance to be nice and cool so we can do our job safely. We ask you to not use your fireplace for at least 24 hours before we arrive for your appointment.

As we set up to sweep your chimney, we want to make sure we leave your home as clean as we find it. We do this by laying down tarps and drop cloths around the hearth area. We do ask you to remove any breakables and other valuables from this area to keep them safe. You should also move any furniture, rugs, and items that are within a six-foot radius of your fireplace. We also ask that you block off the work area from your pets so they can stay clean and safe while we work.

WHY ANNUAL CHIMNEY MAINTENANCE IS SO IMPORTANT

The reason why the CSIA and other national fire safety organizations recommend that homeowners have their chimneys professionally swept and inspected every year is to avoid dangerous hazards such as chimney fires and carbon monoxide leaks. When All Seasons Chimney sweeps your chimney, we will ensure that every bit of creosote has been removed from the inner walls. Creosote is highly flammable, and the CSIA has named it a leading cause of chimney fires. Your safety is our top priority, and you can trust us to make sure your chimney is free of damage and problems.

Now is the best time to take care of your annual chimney maintenance. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule an appointment with one of our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps today!

Make a Resolution to Maintain Your Chimney

As we start a new year, many people take the time to reflect on their goals by making New Year’s resolutions. Popular resolutions include going to the gym and eating health, but All Seasons Chimney want you to consider your chimney when setting your goals for the new year. Making the resolution to keep up with your professional chimney maintenance routines will ensure that your chimney and fireplace system will function effectively and safely throughout the winter. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps will help you keep this resolution, and you can count on us to take care of your chimney and fireplace system. For over 25 years, we have provided quality professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services to the lower Hudson Valley area, and we would like to tell you more about what you can expect when we sweep and inspect your chimney.

Get an up close look at the inside of your chimney

a beautiful masonry chimneyOne of the best things about a professional chimney inspection from All Seasons Chimney is that we use a closed circuit video camera when we are conducting this maintenance service. This allows us to closely look at every inch of the inside of your chimney so that we can find those hidden hazards and make any necessary repairs.

Be assured that your chimney is properly swept

Before we start sweeping your chimney, All Seasons Chimney will take a video of the inside of your chimney. The reason why we take the time to do this is to show you a before-and-after comparison when we have completed our maintenance services. You will be able to see exactly what we removed from your inner chimney, and our CSIA-certified professionals can verify your chimney has been satisfactorily swept.

Know that your chimney is free from damage and safety hazards

When All Seasons Chimney inspects chimneys, we follow the guidelines set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). While many of our inspections can be more involved and detailed, your annual basic inspection service will include an examination of the readily accessible parts of the interior and exterior of the chimney, the heating appliance, and the appliance-chimney connection. We will make sure there are no flue blockages or installation errors, and we will verify that your chimney is structurally sound.

When you hire All Seasons Chimney to inspect your chimney, you will be treated fairly and professionally. You can count on us to help you keep your chimney maintenance New Year’s resolution. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney sweeping and inspection services.