Schedule An Early Chimney Sweeping

Fall is right around the corner! This means you still have time to get your chimney sweeping before the busy season kicks off. With hot days and sunny weather still among us, chimney care is likely the last thing on your mind, but we urge you to get on the phone with our sweeps right away. Avoid the fall rush, and get an appointment with us now!

Make Your Life Easier

Schedule An Early Chimney Sweeping - Cherry Hill NJ - Mason's Chimney ServiceFirst, schedule your sweeping, inspection, and other maintenance early makes mapping out your schedule easier. As we’ve mentioned, our fall season is the busiest, so it’s not always a simple to fit everyone in. Sometimes, inspections and sweepings give us the opportunity to spot necessary repairs before the burning season kicks off. If these issues aren’t noted until later, you’ll be forced to put off your cozy evenings by the fire even longer! Ensure your fall and winter is enjoyed in front of cozy fires by setting up an appointment with our team right now.

Avoid Dangerous Situations

An not maintained chimney is likely filled with a lot of creosote. Creosote is a substance that builds up as fires are burned in your wood-burning fireplace, and it comes in all forms: flaky and light, sticky and tar-like, or hard, shiny and glazed. Creosote is highly flammable, so the more you have, the higher your risk is for a chimney fire. Chimney fires cause extensive damage to your chimney’s interior, making it unsafe and unsuitable for use. Addressing these repairs takes a lot of time and money and inconveniences the homeowners.

We hate to see our customers with this type of damage, especially before the holidays kick off. Along with this, many people experience chimney fires without even realizing it! Some are loud and obvious, but most are actually very unnoticeable. If you light your fireplace without realizing your chimney needs serious work, you could be putting your entire home and family at risk. Your weakened structure is more prone to let stray flames through, potentially triggering a house fire. The chance of carbon monoxide exposure increases significantly.

Annual Chimney Sweeping is a Must!

By getting your chimney sweeping now, you make an important step towards making your burning season safer. If excess creosote is present in your system, then a sweeping must be done before lighting any fires. Let us take care of it all now, so you know you’re good to go when temperatures drop.

The CSIA certified team at Mason’s Chimney Service is here for you! We’ve been to countless homes throughout our services areas, and we’re ready to help you. It’s not worth taking any chances, so schedule an appointment with us today!

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Scheduling A Chimney Video Inspection

Many fireplace owners out there know that an annual inspection is necessary for maintaining a safer and more efficient appliance. Having said that, there are different levels of inspections available with each offering something a little different. We feel that homeowners have a right to know what to expect from their chimney company.

Many sweeps out there stick with your standard level one inspection, but we feel a level two inspection is the only way to perform the most accurate analysis of your system’s overall health and well-being. Learn more about this process below, then get your inspection on the books as soon as possible. With fall only a couple short months away, you’ll need to get your fireplace up and running!

Difference Between A Level 1 & Level 2 Inspection

During a level one inspection, a chimney sweep will check over any easily accessible parts of your chimney without the use of any surveillance equipment. This is usually done on chimneys that haven’t had any major repairs or restoration done in the recent past. Many sweeps find this practice just fine for fireplaces that haven’t undergone any significant changes or damages in the course of the past year.

On the other hand, a level two inspection is a bit more in-depth, and this is where the video equipment comes into play. In these cases, the sweep sends a camera up to explore every nook and cranny unseen to the naked eye. Cracks, buildup, and various types of damage could easily form in these hard-to-reach areas, which is why we feel that this type of inspection needs to be our standard.

Why Inspections Are Important

So, why are inspections such a necessary investment every single year? Many feel that yearly checkups are a bit excessive, but we, along with the CSIA, strongly disagree. An inspection can offer you the peace of mind you deserve before entering any of your burning seasons, ensuring your risk of house fires and gas leaks goes down significantly.

As creosote builds up, your chimney becomes more prone to chimney fires, which then weakens it and makes your home more vulnerable to an entire house fire. Creosote is extremely flammable and very dangerous in large quantities, which is why you definitely need a certified sweep checking things over as often as possible.

Along with this, cracks and blockages could lead to gas leaks and carbon monoxide exposure. The longer any repair work goes unaddressed, the worse off your entire structure will be. Don’t take any chances…work with our team today!

Are You Buying Or Selling A Home?

The purchase or sale of a home also requires level two inspections. If you’re embarking on a new life adventure in the near future, keep this in mind as you go through your moving checklist! Then, count on us to help you out.

The time to call is now. We’re ready to hear from you!

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