For most Racine County homeowners, spring, and certainly summer, is the end is near … of fireplace season, that is.
Most homeowners in Racine County shut the flue for the season in March or early April. Before doing so, ask yourself: Isn’t this an ideal chance to make sure the chimney is set for October or November, when the fireplace is relit?
Yes, for 100 reasons beyond the typical concerns of chimney safety and maintenance.
Through April 18 – yes, Tax Day – Quality Fireplace will waive the $100 trip charge for a preventive maintenance chimney scan at your Racine County home in Racine County. Unlike Uncle Sam, the certified, experienced experts at Quality Fireplace want to leave more cash in your pocket.
A chimney scan is advised for many reasons. Locating extreme creosote accumulation can thwart a dangerous chimney fire. Identifying cracks or gaps in flue tiles allows repairs before the problem worsens and becomes more pricey. The National Fire Protection Association suggests annual chimney inspections for dwellings with wood-burning fireplaces.
A chimney scan uses a video camera to record a 360-degree record of your chimney’s condition. If areas of concern are found, you’ll receive the photos via e-mail. You’ll also get an estimate for fixing the problem; a chimney liner is usually the simplest, most cost-effective solution.
A chimney’s interior has to be largely clean for the scan to work. A quick visual check will identify if your chimney needs sweeping; if so, the charge 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 safe for fall fireplace usage; if fix-ups or maintenance are recommended, 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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