For most Waukesha County homeowners, spring, and certainly summer, is the finale is near … of fireplace season, that is.
A lot of homeowners in Waukesha County close the flue for the season in March or early April. Before doing so, ask yourself: Isn’t this a perfect time to make sure the chimney is good to go for October or November, when the fireplace is relit?
Yes, for 100 reasons beyond the typical concerns of chimney safety and maintenance.
Until April 18 – yes, Tax Day – Quality Fireplace will forego the $100 trip charge for a preventive maintenance chimney scan at your Waukesha County residence in Waukesha County. Unlike Uncle Sam, the certified, experienced specialists at Quality Fireplace want to leave more cash in your pocket.
A chimney scan is wise for many reasons. Identifying excessive creosote buildup can thwart a dangerous chimney fire. Identifying cracks or gaps in flue tiles allows repairs before the problem worsens and becomes more costly. The National Fire Protection Association advises yearly 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 condition. 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 easiest, most cost-efficient answer.
A chimney’s interior has to be relatively clean for the scan to work. A quick visual check will find if your chimney needs sweeping; if so, the price for chimneys in Waukesha 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 advised, 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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