For most Racine County homeowners, spring, and certainly summer, is the close is closing in … of fireplace season, that is.
The majority of homeowners in Racine County close the flue for a few months in March or early April. Before doing so, ask yourself: Isn’t this an ideal chance to ensure the chimney is set for October or November, when the fireplace is relit?
Yes, for a big reason beyond the ordinary precautions of chimney safety and maintenance.
Through April 18 – yes, Tax Day – Quality Fireplace will forego the $100 trip charge for a preventive maintenance chimney scan at your Racine County dwelling in Racine County. Unlike Uncle Sam, the certified, experienced experts at Quality Fireplace want to leave more money in your pocket.
A chimney scan is wise for many reasons. Finding excessive creosote buildup can prevent a dangerous chimney fire. Spotting cracks or gaps in flue tiles allows repairs before the problem worsens and becomes more costly. The National Fire Protection Association suggests yearly chimney inspections for residence with wood-burning fireplaces.
A chimney scan employs a video camera to record a 360-degree record of your chimney’s interior. If areas of concern are identified, you’ll receive the photos via e-mail. You’ll also get an estimate for fixing the issue; a chimney liner is usually the simplest, most cost-effective answer.
A chimney’s interior has to be relatively clean for the scan to work. A quick visual check will identify 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 complete process 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 required, you’ll know the cost and extent.
Some might call 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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