Imagine this scene: you’re up on a rooftop, your trusty reindeer steeds stomping their feet on the snow-covered roof behind you. You have your beautiful red suit on, all trimmed in snowy white fur. Your wife has worked hard to make your apparel, and everything fits just right, in spite of the few extra pounds you’ve packed on over the holiday season. And now you’re just starting out on a long night’s work, sliding down chimneys, filling stockings, leaving gifts under trees, and snacking on milk and cookies. None of those healthy treats on a busy night like this! What could make this night unpleasant? Getting that gorgeous new outfit all sooty and nasty smelling because the homeowners have neglected to have their chimneys inspected and cleaned before the events of this important night take place!
Why Is It Important to Get It Inspected and Cleaned?
You’ve probably been using your fireplace a lot over the last several weeks leading up to the big day. Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons bring with them many guests and parties, and there’s nothing more inviting than a crackling fire to keep your guests warm and cozy. But with all those fires, you could be getting a nasty build up of creosote lining the inside of your chimney. Not only could this make your home smell a little funky, but it’s a dangerous situation as well. This creosote buildup is extremely flammable, and if a spark or ember floats up from your fire and catches on the creosote, you could have a scary situation in the form of a chimney fire that could easily spread and cause damage to other areas of your home.
Another reason you’ll want to call in the chimney inspectors is to make sure that there is no hidden structural damage to your chimney. Whether it’s weakened mortar joints, loose bricks, or sticky or rusted dampers, when you call Old Dominion Chimneys you know we’ll find the problem and take care of it as quickly and carefully as can be! It’s much easier to take care of a problem before it gets to be a major issue, so having your chimney inspected on a regular basis can save you from expensive repairs down the line.
Will A Good Cleaning Make My House Messy?
You may be worried about having your chimney cleaned right now when you’re all ready for the holidays. At Old Dominion Chimneys, our workers are trained to work carefully and efficiently to make sure that the chimney gets cleaned while keeping your house clean, too. We have the tools, the education, and the experience to come in and get your chimney and fireplace spic and span while keeping your furniture and carpet clean as well. We know how important it is to you to keep your house looking sparkling for the holidays, and we know how important it is to Mr. Clause to keep his suit looking sharp as well. Don’t be the homeowner with the chimney Santa’s dreading to slide down! Give Old Dominion Chimneys a call today.