There’s no better time to get your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional chimney sweep than right now.  Spring is here, which means more rain, more pests, and probably some much needed deep cleaning.  Spring clean your chimney to remove the winter soot and be prepared for the summer’s heat.


Spring Clean your Chimney

Spring is typically the best time to check your masonry and fix any holes or replace any bricks that are loose.  Heavy rains can eat away at the bricks and mortar, creating holes for water leaks and making your chimney system weak.  There could also be damage to your chimney or flue liner as a result of moisture seeping into the exterior masonry, causing the bricks, stones, or flue tiles to crack.  Flashing disruption can lead to serious roof damage and eventual water leaks into the attic and ceilings of your home.  Cracks can cause venting problems and become a safety hazard.  An annual inspection can detect any dangerous cracks or leaks and they can be addressed or repaired immediately.



Moisture damages should be repaired quickly, in order to keep the costs of repairs low and slow down any deterioration.  In addition, by scheduling your chimney cleaning and inspection during the spring season, you beat the rush, which is typical in fall and winter, with temperatures cooling down.



Your masonry takes a beating from all the moisture as the seasons change, leaving you with potential issues.  Anytime you use your fireplace, some amount of creosote is deposited in your chimney flue. Creosote is highly flammable and becomes more difficult and expensive to clean, the longer it builds up inside the lining of the chimney.  Because it is highly combustible, if it builds up in sufficient quantities and the internal flue temperature is high enough, it may start a chimney fire.

This means that when it gets hot outside, particularly if moisture has made its way into your chimney, the deposits in the liner can emit a sour odor.  The sour odor intensifies as summer heats up.  Having chimney sweeps come to clean and inspect your chimney will ensure your house will smell fresh and clean.


Spring Clean your Chimney

Routine maintenance services should include a complete chimney inspection as well as the removal of any hazardous or combustible creosote and eliminating any accumulation of soot, dirt and debris.  Keep in mind that the National Fire Protection Association recommends that that you have your chimney cleaned and inspected at least once a year or even more frequently if you have a fireplace or wood burning appliance that you use frequently.


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St John Chimney Sweeps  Address  1613 Reed Rd D1, Pennington, NJ 08534 Proudly Serving Mercer County, Somerset County, Hunterdon County, & Surrounding Areas   Website Email:   Phone Number: (609) 737-0133

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