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Spring Is Coming! What To Look For In Your Chimney

Warm weather is nearly here, the snow is melting, and SirVent Chimney and Venting Service is so excited to help you with all of your spring and summer chimney needs! Most people assume that once the burning season ends, they can shut down their fireplace and put it to the back burner until fall comes back around. This really isn’t the best practice, and we’re here to tell you why! Give us a call right away, so we can ensure your fireplace stays in the best shape possible all year long.

Debris Build-Up

One thing we like to check for in the spring is build up within your chimney. A lot of people wait until fall to invest in their inspections and sweepings, but this isn’t always a good idea. Your fireplace goes through plenty of wear and tear throughout the winter months and when accumulated debris and absorbed moisture just sits in your chimney all summer long, it could lead to decay down the line.

Getting things cleared out and swept away right off the bat ensures your system stays fresher and cleaner all summer long. This not only protects your chimney from breaking down… it prevents bad odors from swooping through your living room throughout those warm, muggy days. It’s an easy choice to make. Call us to take a look at your system today!

Cracks, Holes & Deterioration

As we said, your chimney goes through a lot over the holidays and during those cold nights of winter! You may be in need of repairs without even realizing it. Should cracks and holes be present, it’s important to address them as soon as possible, as these things will only worsen over time. Getting our certified staff on the job right away is your best bet for saving money and stress down the line. Don’t let quick fixes turn into costly repair jobs… pick up your phone, so we can get an inspection in right away!

Along with this, repair jobs typically produce much better results in warmer conditions. Our materials will have the chance to properly cure, and our staff will stay safer, too! Why wait? Call now!

Replacement Parts

Unfortunately, it’s not at all uncommon for some of your chimney parts to break down over time, and you’re most likely going to see these issues after longer periods of use. Whether your damper is rusted, your chimney cap is busted, your flashing is torn, or your masonry is crumbling, our experienced team can help you out! Count on us to get the job done right, so you can use your fireplace with peace of mind, no matter what time of year it is.

Schedule Your Appointment Now!

One of the greatest parts about scheduling your chimney maintenance early in the year is the opportunity to beat the rush in the fall time. Like we said, most homeowners wait until the last minute to get their inspections done, and should they need repairs, they get stuck waiting around until we can schedule their next appointment. We don’t want you to have to wait to use your fireplace when cooler temps come back around! Get your chimney work done now, so you can rest easy when the leaves start to drop this autumn.

Is Your Chimney Damper Working Properly?

It takes all parts of your chimney, working together, to ensure the entire system runs as efficiently as possible. Every piece plays an important role, and right now we’d like to focus on the job of the damper. When it comes to saving energy and keeping your home at the temperature you want, a tight-sealing damper is key. Learn more below!

Energy Efficient Products

Many homeowners look for ways to save money on their month to month expenditures. One way to lower that energy bill is to ensure your damper has a strong fit and a tight seal so that the air inside your home cannot escape. Whether it’s heated in the wintertime or air conditioning in the summer, you deserve a comfortable atmosphere, without having to break the bank. Let us take a look at your damper today, to ensure everything is in tip-top shape.

One product we highly recommend is an energy top damper. These devices are placed at the top of your chimney or flue so that your home stays warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. With throat dampers, the air from outside sits in your chimney and keeps that area around your fireplace uncomfortable, even with a tight seal blocking it out. Yet, with energy top dampers, outside weather doesn’t stand a chance!

These products also protect against animal entry, downdrafts, and water damage. There really isn’t a better choice! Start saving your dollars today by investing in one of SirVent’s quality energy-top dampers.

Cleaning Out Debris

Another problem homeowners may face is dampers that need some cleaning. If dirt, soot, creosote, and more pile up on top of your damper, it will not operate as well. And if you see water damage and/or rust, then cracks, holes, and other deterioration are soon to come. In this case, you’ll definitely need some repairs done or a replacement damper installed.

First things first, we recommend a thorough sweeping. Getting all of that debris cleared out will give us a solid picture of the situation so that we can take the appropriate steps going forward. Whatever you end up needing repairs or a whole new damper installed, we are certain we can get it taken care of.

SirVent Chimney Can Help

No matter what your issue is, we want to help you resolve it. Our customers deserve the best and, if your system isn’t functioning well, then our staff is ready to address the problems right away! Our staff is CSIA trained and we are sure you won’t find professionals like ours anywhere else. With years of experience under our belts, you know you can trust in us!

Look through our website to see all that we can offer you, then give us a call with any questions. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!

It takes all parts of your chimney, working together, to ensure the entire system runs as efficiently as possible. Every piece plays an important role, and right now we’d like to focus on the job of the damper. When it comes to saving energy and keeping your home at the temperature you want, a tight-sealing damper is key. Learn more below!