You know the drill. Every Christmas Eve Santa swoops down your chimney bearing gifts for you and your loved ones. If you’re like most, you put out cookies and milk for him to enjoy, light up the Christmas tree, then get a good night’s rest, so he can get the job done! These are great steps to take, but it’s also important to ensure your chimney is clean and clear for him to get down easily.
Of course, there are countless other benefits to scheduling that annual sweeping, as well. Learn more below, then give our team at Mason’s Chimney Service a call to get an appointment scheduled. We can fix you up so you’re good to go this Christmas season!
Avoiding Carbon Monoxide
One thing a cleaning helps homeowners avoid is dangerous fumes entering their home. Carbon monoxide is one you especially need to be wary of! It has no color or odor, and it is extremely hard to detect. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for it to have negative effects on those exposed. Many get very ill and, if not treated in a timely manner, carbon monoxide can be fatal.
Be wary this holiday season to ensure you stay better protected, no matter what. As we said, a cleaning will do wonders in reducing your risk of gas leaks. Our sweeps will clear out any excess debris, so air can travel properly throughout your system. We also suggest investing in carbon monoxide detectors, so that you’re alerted should any dangerous gases be present.
If you or your loved ones start experiencing common symptoms of exposure, exit your home and contact a doctor right away. Symptoms include nausea, dizziness, headaches, weakness, vomiting, chest pain, and similar issues. Don’t take any chances. Trust in us and always play it safe!
Avoiding Creosote Accumulation
Creosote accumulation is another problem that regular sweepings help homeowners avoid. Creosote forms as fires are burned in the fireplace and it takes on various forms. No matter what type of creosote you have, it’s important to have it removed from time to time. Creosote is very flammable and it can easily cause a chimney fire if too much of it is present.
A chimney fire will cause all types of damage to your chimney in a hurry, weakening the structure and triggering various kinds of deterioration. This means a lot of time-consuming and costly repairs will be necessary before using your fireplace again, which could put a big damper on your holiday plans! Avoid the stress and invest in affordable preventative maintenance now. We can help you every step of the way.
We Offer Unparalleled Customer Care
Our sweepings are thorough, and we use advanced tools and technology throughout it all, guaranteeing your home doesn’t get messy in the process. We’re CSIA trained and certified, so you don’t need to worry about a thing when it comes to keeping your chimney in the best shape possible. If you’re ready to work with the best in Cherry Hill and its surrounding areas, give us a call today.