For most Washington County homeowners, spring, and certainly summer, is the finish is close … of fireplace season, that is.
The majority of homeowners in Washington County close the flue for good in March or early April. Before doing so, ask yourself: Isn’t this a great opportunity to ensure the chimney is set for October or November, when the fireplace is relit?
Yes, for 100 reasons beyond the ordinary precautions 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 Washington County dwelling in Washington County. Unlike Uncle Sam, the certified, experienced specialists at Quality Fireplace want to leave more cash in your pocket.
A chimney scan is advised for a number of reasons. Spotting excessive creosote buildup can thwart a dangerous chimney fire. Locating cracks or gaps in flue tiles allows repairs before the problem worsens and becomes more pricey. The National Fire Protection Association advises yearly chimney inspections for dwellings with wood-burning fireplaces.
A chimney scan employs a video camera to record a 360-degree record of your chimney’s state. If areas of concern are spotted, 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 solution.
A chimney’s interior has to be largely clean for the scan to work. A quick visual check will find if your chimney needs sweeping; if so, the charge for chimneys in Washington 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 ready 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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