For most Racine County homeowners, spring, and certainly summer, is the finale is near … of fireplace season, that is.
A lot of homeowners in Racine County close the flue for half a year in March or early April. Before doing so, ask yourself: Isn’t this a perfect opportunity to make sure the chimney is prepared for October or November, when the fireplace is relit?
Yes, for a big reason beyond the typical concerns of chimney safety and maintenance.
Until April 18 – yes, Tax Day – Quality Fireplace will waive the $100 trip charge for a preventive maintenance chimney scan at your Racine County dwelling in Racine County. Unlike Uncle Sam, the certified, experienced professionals at Quality Fireplace want to leave more money in your pocket.
A chimney scan is wise for multiple reasons. Locating excessive creosote accumulation can avert a dangerous chimney fire. Finding cracks or gaps in flue tiles permits repairs before the problem degrades and becomes more expensive. The National Fire Protection Association suggests annual chimney inspections for residence with wood-burning fireplaces.
A chimney scan uses a video camera to record a 360-degree record of your chimney’s interior. If areas of concern are found, you’ll receive the photos via e-mail. You’ll also get an estimate for fixing the issue; a chimney liner is usually the easiest, most cost-effective answer.
A chimney’s interior has to be relatively clean for the scan to work. A quick visual check will decide if your chimney needs sweeping; if so, the cost for chimneys in Racine County is $199 to sweep masonry chimneys, and $150 for prefab structures.
The full procedure of scanning and sweeping, if necessary a chimney can take a couple hours. Afterward, you’ll rest easy knowing your chimney is prepared for fall fireplace usage; if fix-ups or maintenance are needed, you’ll know the cost and extent.
Some might term this “peace of mind.” Add in the $100 trip charge savings, and “piece of cake” comes to mind, too. After all, who couldn’t use an extra hundred bucks around Tax Day?
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