For most Washington County homeowners, spring, and certainly summer, is the finish is soon … of fireplace season, that is.
Many homeowners in Washington County close the flue for the season 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 a big reason beyond the usual thoughts 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 Washington County dwelling in Washington County. Unlike Uncle Sam, the certified, experienced specialists at Quality Fireplace want to leave more money in your pocket.
A chimney scan is advised for many reasons. Locating extreme creosote buildup can thwart a dangerous chimney fire. Spotting cracks or gaps in flue tiles permits repairs before the problem worsens and becomes more costly. The National Fire Protection Association advises annual chimney inspections for homes with wood-burning fireplaces.
A chimney scan uses 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-efficient solution.
A chimney’s interior has to be mostly 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 full process 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 advised, 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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