Many people are under the impression that the work we do is seasonal, when, in fact, itís year round. Summer is the best time for chimney inspections and cleanings. You can actually save money having this necessary work done during our slower time of year! In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Let’s be honest; most homeowners donít even think about their chimneys during the summer. Instead, their minds are filled with thoughts of vacations and outdoor activities.
After the long, cold winters and springs weíve grown accustomed to here, it should come as no surprise that people just want to get out of the house and boost their serotonin levels when the weather warms up! The chimney only comes to mind again when it starts to get cold outside. When you put your chimney maintenance off until the fall or winter, you may find yourself having to contend with a couple problems that would be a total non-issue during the warmer summer months.
Longer Than Normal Wait Times For An Appointment
The majority of homeowners wait until the fall or the winter to book their chimney inspection and sweeping appointments. This causes us to get booked more quickly, leading to extended wait times. Many people call in expecting to get an inspection appointment within a week. While we try to accommodate everyone as quickly as possible, with the sudden influx of customers wanting services at the onset of the fall and winter months, it can be challenging!
This is the primary reason that summer is the best time for chimney inspections and cleanings. If you donít want to wait for an appointment when youíd much rather be using your fireplace already, give us a call when itís hot and the last thing you need is the fireplace to warm things up even more.
Inclement Weather Causes Postponement of Much-Needed Repairs
When having your system inspected, many things could be found that need to be addressed: cracks in your flue, chimney cap damage or masonry in need of restoration. If your roof is covered in snow and/or ice or your chimney is wearing a snowy skirt, weíll have to wait until the weather warms up and conditions on your roof and around your chimney improve to come back to handle those repairs for you.
The professionals at Fluesbrothers Chimney Service would like to encourage you to change your way of thinking when it comes to chimney service. Chimney safety should occupy an important place in our minds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, as it can help you to keep your family out of harmís way. Any recommendations that we give you while at your home are for the safety of your family and longevity of your home.
It is our mission to provide our customers with not only a service, but an experience. We encourage you to call to schedule your annual chimney maintenance as soon as you stop using your system at the end of the heating season. If youíre accustomed to scheduling your chimney services in the fall or winter, consider scheduling during the summer from now on. This will allow you to focus on more pressing issues when the cooler months start creeping back in.