One of the first things a new homeowner should do is to schedule a real estate chimney inspection. This is an important appointment which ensures the chimney in your new home is safe and sound. A chimney inspection is important, and it is necessary annually. If you have never had a chimney inspection or sweeping, it’s important to schedule one before you sell the house. At Trinity Chimney Service, we are here to help with any of your chimney needs.
Inspection V. Sweep
The most dangerous thing in your house may be your chimney if it isn’t properly maintained. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends annual inspections and routine sweeps for a safe and efficient chimney. The chimney inspection is a thorough once-over, in which a licensed and trained professional assesses the entire system. Your technician will check for obstruction, but the system may still need a thorough cleaning.
The chimney sweeping is the appointment in which the entire system is cleaned from top to bottom. This is the appointment that should be scheduled annually. However, it is also necessary throughout the year if your chimney system has excess buildup and smoke problems. Your chimney sweep company can help you determine how often your system needs to be cleaned.
New Property and Your Chimney Sweep
Your home will likely be the biggest investment you make in your lifetime. It is an investment in your family and future, and it usually has the most value. You should take precautions to protect your investment so that your home lasts as long as it should.
Chimney sweeps are essential for new homes, especially those that have sat there for several seasons or years before selling. The chimney system might have taken on water damage, it may have animals and birds nesting in it. Your chimney system might not be functional or poorly neglected through the years, or it might be incorrectly upgraded for the sale. These are all problems to resolve in a new home. Make sure your fireplace is ready to use, and it’s clean of debris, stains, and dangerous buildup. Call Trinity Chimney Service for your chimney sweeping today!
Mess-Free Chimney Sweeping
With Trinity Chimney Service on the job, you can count on a mess-free chimney sweeping every time. We sweep chimneys, fireplaces, vents, and solid-fuel burning appliances. We remove soot and creosote, and we can assess heavily deposited glazed creosote. By keeping the system clean of soot, creosote, combustibles, and debris, you will have a better and safer experience using your fireplace. Chimney sweepings prevent smoky fires, chimney fires, carbon monoxide exposure, and damage to your flue liner. A sweeping every spring will also prevent unwanted odors during the off-season. In general, if you maintain the chimney well, it will last longer and need fewer repairs.
If you have just bought a home in Columbia, Maryland, and you haven’t scheduled your chimney sweeping yet, spring and summer is a perfect time. Schedule now and rest assured your system will be ready for burn season this fall! Call today at 443-602-4306 or request an appointment online.