For most Washington County homeowners, spring, and certainly summer, is the end is near … of fireplace season, that is.
Most homeowners in Washington County shutter the flue for six months in March or early April. Before doing so, ask yourself: Isn’t this a great opportunity to ensure the chimney is ready for October or November, when the fireplace is relit?
Yes, for 100 reasons beyond the usual 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 Washington County house in Washington County. Unlike Uncle Sam, the certified, experienced professionals at Quality Fireplace want to leave more money in your pocket.
A chimney scan is smart for many reasons. Identifying excessive creosote accumulation can prevent a dangerous chimney fire. Locating cracks or gaps in flue tiles allows repairs before the problem worsens and becomes more expensive. 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 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 easiest, 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 price for chimneys in Washington County is $199 to sweep masonry chimneys, and $150 for prefab structures.
The complete 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 required, 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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