Summertime in Columbia, Maryland means a lot of things. Residents may spend their time exploring nature trails, kayaking in Centennial Park, shopping the Columbia mall, and more. If you’re a homeowner in the Columbia area, you may have more on your mind than summer festivities. You may be planning already for winter—for heavy snowfalls and plummeting wind chill factors. If you’re already planning for winter, it’s important to start with your chimney system. Summer is a great time to schedule important chimney services to prepare your system for winter. Keep your family and home safe from chimney-related hazards.

Important Annual Maintenanceman on roof next to chimney

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), the safest and most efficient chimney systems are those that are maintained on a regular basis. Your chimney should be inspected every twelve months and cleaned at regular intervals as needed. Doing this work during the summer means you won’t have to stop using your fireplace during cold periods to have the system serviced. It also means that your fireplace will be safe and ready for use this fall. Having it maintained in spring and summer will also prevent damage and wasted utilities through summer months.

Chimney Sweep –

The chimney sweep is more than a Mary Poppins character. It is the appointment in which an expert gets a look at your chimney system from the inside out. It may be the only time in the life of your chimney that the ashes, soot, and creosote have been cleared away. Having these materials removed annually will decrease the risk of an accidental chimney fire and raise efficiency for better home heating. A clean chimney is less likely to cause odors throughout the off-season, and any real issues such as chimney leaks or damaged parts will be recognized and dealt with.

Chimney Inspection –

The chimney inspection assesses all readily accessible portions of the chimney system from the firebox to flue top and every part and crevice in between. If there is a crack, gap, or hazard of any kind, it will be noticed during a chimney inspection. Every chimney needs to be inspected annually, regardless of how often it’s used. Depending on use and performance, your chimney will need one of three levels of inspection. If you’re unsure which inspection you need to schedule, ask your chimney professional today.

Trinity Chimney Services in Columbia, Maryland

When you’re planning your household maintenance budget, don’t forget your chimney. When you’re plotting your summer and fall activities, don’t forget your chimney system. Call Trinity at 443-265-2184 when you are ready to schedule an appointment. Our team of professionals have the expertise and savvy to handle any chimney issue, no matter the size or the age. With over 30 years of experience in the fire and chimney industry, we are a clear choice! We’re a veteran, public servant, and Christian-owned company, as well as family-operated, and we’re happy to serve you and your family.

Find out what chimney services Trinity can bring to your home today.