It’s the type of task homeowners often put off or forget to do, but Cover All Solutions wants you to know that everyone needs to get their chimneys cleaned and inspected at least once a year.
It’s a matter of safety. Ignoring your annual inspection and cleanings can result in chimney fires, smoke damage, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Lives can be lost and fires can cause heavy property damage. But all of this is preventable and Cover All Solutions is available to help.
Why You Should Schedule Your Chimney Inspection
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that all chimneys, fireplaces, and vents in your home should be inspected yearly to make sure it’s structurally sound, free from deposits that can block your system and is the proper height. While inspections and cleanings should be done annually, you should also use your good old common sense. If you suspect a problem between inspections, have it checked out.
There are several reasons why you should schedule regular chimney maintenance with Cover All Solutions. When you have your chimney cleaned we’ll remove soot and creosote, which is a dark brown oil distilled from coal tar, a preservative used in wood. We will move all dangerous blockages that can occur even if you don’t use your fireplace often. Birds and other animals can build nests in your chimney and those nests can create a hazard. Our inspectors can clear such dangers to your ventilation system.
Another reason why it’s essential to have your chimney cleaned and inspected even if you don’t burn wood in your fireplace is to prevent carbon monoxide from entering your house. While it’s important to own a carbon monoxide detector, it will only tell you if you have carbon monoxide, it won’t prevent the gas from coming in your home.
Don’t Put Your Home and Family at Risk
The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be swept at 1/8 of an inch of sooty buildup, and sooner if there is any glaze present in the system. That’s the level of which it’s possible to start a fire.
At Cover All Solutions, we want you to have peace of mind, we want to make sure that fire hazards are removed and your home is properly ventilated. We offer chimney inspection and cleaning year round, but it’s a good idea to make sure everything’s in working order before the wood burning season begins.
Don’t let a small thing turn into a big problem. Call Cover All today at (516) 796-1952.