3 Reasons Why Summer is the Best Time to Clean Your Chimney


One thing most people don’t think about in the summer is getting their chimney cleaned. It just doesn’t seem to be that important among vacation time and keeping the kids busy. However, it is the best time of the year to get chore done and out of the way and here are three reasons why.

1 – You Are First in Line

Because so many people wait until the weather starts to turn to even think about getting the chimney swept, when you call and make that appointment, you will be one of the first people of the season. There’s no waiting for someone to get out to you and most time slots are available so the sweeps come out at your convenience and not when they have an opening in their schedule.

2. – The Early Bird Gets the Discount

Most companies that have seasonal businesses run specials during their offseason. For the person looking for a deal then it’s a natural time to go to the website or call the company and see what type of special is running. For those who need a deal this is a must time of the year to get services like chimney inspections and cleaning completed at a reduction in cost. In the current economy this is a no brainer.

3 – Sweeping Early Reduces Odors

When the heat of summer mixes with creosote, soot and ash it can cause a terrible odor in your home. Add that to down drafts that can come down the chimney appliance and you have a mix for some very uncomfortable, smelly days that sprays and other arousals won’t cover up or eliminate. The short and right answer is to eliminate the creosote, soot and ash as soon as the freeze/thaw cycle is over.

If you add a chimney leak or water of any kind the odor becomes even worse. If this damp mix is left for long periods of time, mold can develop, which can potentially lead to upper respiratory issues.

The take away is there are some very good reasons to get your chimney cleaned during the summer months. Why don’t you make that call and just get this one chore out of the way right now.

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