You have probably heard a lot about chimney sweeps and why they are so important to the health, safety and well-being of your family. It is important to have your chimney professionally cleaned, but you might be wondering when you should hire a chimney sweep to come to your Garfield home. Here are a few of the most important reasons to hire a chimney sweep and more details on when you should have one come out.
Generally speaking, if you are only using your fireplace a few times a week, you should hire a professional chimney sweep to inspect and clean your chimney at least once a year. If you use your chimney and fireplace more frequently than that, you should have it cleaned once before the burning season and once about halfway through the season.
You should call a professional chimney sweep for several reasons. For one thing, a clean chimney is much less of a fire hazard than a dirty one. Every time you burn wood in your chimney, creosote builds up on the inside of the chimney walls. The creosote is flammable and if left unchecked, it can present a huge risk for a fire.
Not only that, your chimney is what keeps toxic fumes and gases from building up inside of your home. A clean chimney is better able to vent those gases outside, and that keeps you and your family safe from the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. High levels of carbon monoxide are dangerous. They can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea and worse. If left unchecked, carbon monoxide can be fatal.
You should be sure the chimney sweep you hire is licensed and certified to clean chimneys, like we are here at Guardian Chimney. This way, you get the peace of mind you deserve knowing your chimney has been properly and thoroughly cleaned, as promised.
When you hire a chimney sweep from Guardian Chimney, all we ask is that you have a clear passage between your front door and your fireplace for our chimney sweep. If you have any fragile items on or near your hearth, move them to a safe area just to be on the safe side.
Do you want to learn more about how to hire a chimney sweep in Garfield or any of the surrounding areas? Call us at Guardian Chimney at 888-688-1388, or you can Contact Us. Free estimates!