This is such a great time of year. We’re through with winter, when the days are cold and the nights are colder. There’s just something about feeling the warmer breezes, seeing fresh spring grass and flowers, and smelling the sweet smells of springtime on the breeze. What does all this make you think of? Spring cleaning!
There’s something wonderful about getting everything out of the closets and getting rid of the things you don’t need, then re-organizing them so that you can open the doors without worrying about everything falling down on top of you. Washing the windows and the walls, and seeing the soft green grass peeking through feels great. Make sure your home is extra clean this year with a chimney cleaning. If there is one area that definitely needs cleaning, it’s your chimney. The best part about this is that all you need to do to get it accomplished is to give Old Dominion Chimneys a call. The CSIA certified professionals that work there will do all the work for you!
When you call us in to clean your chimney, there are several things we’ll be looking for. The first is the amount of creosote that’s built up over a winter of use. Creosote is so highly flammable, that even an eighth of an inch of build up can catch a spark and cause a devastating chimney fire. Even small chimney fires can cause major damage to your chimney’s structure. This is important to find because if you have damage, chemicals may be sneaking back into your home instead of out of the chimney. This can cause major health issues for you or your family.
Another thing that we’ll be looking for is damage that may have occurred over a winter of use. Your dampers might have become rusted or warped over time, especially if there’s an area of leakage. This is dangerous because your dampers play the important role of regulating the air flow that comes in or flows out of your chimney. If you’re burning a fire, you’ll want the dampers to be open so that the smoke can be directed out of the house. If you don’t have a fire going, you want a tight seal to keep conditioned air inside.
Spring Cleaning Made Easy
There are a lot of things to be cleaned, and one of the dirtiest is your chimney. This is an area that shouldn’t be cleaned by the average individual, so call Old Dominion Chimneys!. Get the job done right and get the job done now!