It's that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and you’re looking forward to weekends spent cozying up on the couch next to a warm fire (maybe binging Netflix, we won’t judge). There’s nothing quite like the ambiance a wood-burning fire, but when was the last time you cleaned out that chimney of yours? If you’re having trouble remembering, it’s probably time to schedule a chimney inspection.
The recommended chimney care is to schedule an annual inspection and cleaning. In these inspections, the chimney sweepers will check for proper ventilation through all heating systems, including stove and furnace, as well as check for pests and other various hazards before you light your log.
Fall is the busiest chimney sweeping season, but most experts say don’t wait to schedule the inspection. Avoiding could cause serious damage, expensive repair, or even a chimney fire - we certainly don’t want that!
Portland Home Team has several recommended chimney sweepers in the greater Portland area that we’d be happy to connect you with. Better yet, we’ll gladly help schedule your inspection for you! Just give us a call and we’ll make sure you’re fireplace is ready to perform at maximum coziness levels. Our office line is 503-222-4300.