If you own a fireplace, then you know how important annual maintenance is. Annual inspections allow the sweep to see if dangerous amounts of creosote have built up over your burning season, and they can look for any signs of damage, too. All of these measures ensure you avoid dangerous problems that lead to things like chimney fires, house fires, carbon monoxide exposure, smoke inhalation, and more.
The Best Time to Schedule Your Chimney Inspection
But when’s the best time to book your annual inspection?
Really, anytime between the end of your burning season and the beginning of your next is fine in terms of fireplace safety. Here’s the problem, though… Most people end their burning season, then put fireplace maintenance out of their mind until temps start dropping in the fall. Then, all of a sudden, they want to light their fireplace, so they reach out to a sweep for an inspection.
And because everyone gets the same idea at the same time, our books fill up fast, which leads to:
- people not getting the time/day they’re hoping for.
- people being forced to put off the start of their burning season.
- busy homeowners rearranging their calendar to find a time that’s somewhat convenient.
- fervently hoping no damages are uncovered, so you don’t have to start the scheduling process all over again (or further delay the start of your burning season).
On top of all that, sometimes the repairs we do need to be done when temps are higher so that the materials cure properly. Which can leave you in quite a pickle if things have already gotten significantly colder.
If you want to guarantee you can light a fire as soon as you wish when fall weather comes back around, your best bet is to schedule early!
Sign Up Now & Save Money
Now, it’s clear that signing up for your inspection or annual service on the earlier side of things has its advantages. But we’ve decided to sweeten the deal!
Reach out today and schedule your wood-burning or gas appliance service/inspection between May 15th – August 1st to save $30 on the following services:
- Masonry Fireplace Inspections
- Masonry Fireplace Cleaning
- Prefabricated Fireplace Inspections
- Prefabricated Fireplace Cleaning
- Gas Logs Service
- Gas Fireplace Service
So, not only do you save yourself the stress and time involved with booking during a notoriously busy time… you can also save yourself some cash!
There’s no reason not to reach out now and claim your spot. Simply give us a call or reach out online and we’ll be in touch to get all the info we need.
We look forward to speaking with you soon!
What to Expect From Us
To ensure you receive the highest level of professionalism and commitment, we give a 2-hour arrival window for your scheduled service. When our tech is en route to your home, they’ll give you a call, so you know exactly when to expect them.
Once there, rest assured that our sweeps are always considerate and courteous, showing the utmost respect to you, your home, and your belongings as the inspection process is completed. We’ll lay down tarps to prevent damage to your floors and furnishings, and we’ll ask that all decor and breakable items be placed far away from our working area. After all, we’re in this business to ensure your home stays safer!
Once our service is complete, the technician will explain their findings, suggest further repairs and maintenance (if appropriate), then answer any questions you may have come up with along with the way. We’re not about confusing you with technical jargon in hopes of landing some easy money. We’ll ensure you have a complete understanding of what we’re doing and why, so you can feel good investing in the quality care you deserve.
Finally, you will receive a report with pictures of any potentially hazardous areas of your fireplace and chimney. If there are leaks, buildup, decay, or any other concerns that may inhibit the function and safety of the fireplace, we’ll let you know, then provide an estimate for repairs or preventative maintenance.
In the end, a properly working fireplace is a valuable asset to your home, and it can bring you decades of warmth and comfort when things are done right. Which is why doing everything possible to avoid damage is critical!
So, let us help! Reach out right away to schedule your appointment, so that you can enjoy your system with the peace of mind you deserve come fall.
Why Trust Mr. Smokestack?
Why are we the go-to crew for so many homeowners throughout Raleigh, Durham, and all of their surrounding areas? Simple – we’re respectful, affordable, honest, and we always put the needs of our customers first and foremost.
We also never stop striving to be better. We’re certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), and members of both the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG). All of these organizations are nationally recognized as leaders in the industry, and they all have opportunities for further education that we’re proud to take advantage of.
So, don’t wait any longer for the quality care you need. Save yourself time, money, and stress by signing up with our team today!