A chimney is an important part of your home. It is what makes your fireplace a useable option and something that needs to be cared for on a regular basis. Here at Swept Away Chimney, we offer chimney inspection services to help give you peace of mind that your chimney is working property and make necessary repairs. While many people might understand that they need a chimney inspection, many people are not always sure when to call for a chimney inspection. Here are a few instances when you should call for a chimney inspection.
- Annually, in the spring or summer. A chimney inspection should be done in conjunction with your chimney cleaning service every year. The best time to do this is in the spring or summer when our experts can look at all areas of your chimney, including the roof, chimney crown and chimney cap.
- Before you purchase a home. If you are purchasing a home with a fireplace, consider a chimney inspection along with your standard home inspection. Chimney experts can better determine if there is any damage to the chimney and potentially save you money or heartache.
- After a major weather event. Because chimneys are both indoor and outdoor structures, it is important to have a chimney inspection completed after major weather circumstances including large hail, wind storms, or if there was damage to your roof.
- If you have experienced damage to your fireplace/chimney. If you are noticing signs of rust, wallpaper peeling or other moisture issues, then you likely already have damages to your chimney and should call for a chimney inspection.
We hope that this was helpful for you if you have a chimney. For more information about chimney inspections or to schedule yours, please give us a call today.