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Late summer and early fall are a great time to be outdoors and enjoy the balmy weather with the ones we love. It is also a great time to get your home ready for the cold winter months ahead. When winterizing your home, it is important to also get your fireplace and chimney ready for heavy use. Being proactive and getting your chimney and fireplace service needs taken care of now, instead of when it gets cooler out, has its advantages. At Old Smokey’s, we think now is a great time to book an appointment for your annual chimney inspection and we’d like to tell you why.

Beat the rush

When cold weather comes in, people naturally start using their fireplaces again for the fall and winter. With this usually comes an onslaught of chimney inspection and maintenance needs. Because of this, we here at Old Smokey’s become incredibly busy with service calls and inspections. Although we would still be able to squeeze you in our schedule this time of year, it may be more difficult to meet up at a time that is most convenient for you. However, if you schedule your annual inspection now, you should be able to beat the fall rush and get a timeslot that works best for you.

Catch issues early

Another reason to schedule now is to catch problems early. Although your fireplace and chimney were probably working fine the last time you used it, a lot of things happened over the spring and summer that could cause issues for your chimney. One of the biggest issues we come across is debris falling in and animal nesting in the chimney over the summer. Blockages are a big deal and can cause issues with airflow and can also be a fire hazard. If there were any severe storms or flooding in the spring or summer, there could also be structural damage to your chimney which would require a higher level of inspection. If we catch any issues during an inspection, they will need to be repaired. If you schedule your inspection now, it can give us some time to repair any issues before cold weather sets in.

CSIA Certified

The most important thing you need to consider when selecting chimney sweep is to decide on someone who is experienced, safety-oriented, and puts customer needs above anything else. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is an organization dedicated to certifying chimney sweeps based off of these considerations. The CSIA certifies chimney sweeps through rigorous training and testing on the latest ventilation and chimney maintenance and safety techniques. We here at Old Smokey’s require that all our chimney sweeps become certified. That way, you know you are getting the best service available.

Now is a great time to schedule a chimney inspection! Beat the fall rush and call Old Smokey’s today to have one of our CSIA certified chimney sweeps inspect your chimney. If you live in northern Indiana, northern Ohio, or mid-Michigan region, you can reach us at 800-876-6539 or 260-424-0009, or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you!