For most Waukesha County homeowners, spring, and certainly summer, is the finale is within view … of fireplace season, that is.
Most homeowners in Waukesha County close the flue for the season in March or early April. Before doing so, ask yourself: Isn’t this an ideal opportunity to ensure the chimney is prepared for October or November, when the fireplace is relit?
Yes, for 100 reasons beyond the typical precautions 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 dwelling in Waukesha County. Unlike Uncle Sam, the certified, experienced specialists at Quality Fireplace want to leave more money in your pocket.
A chimney scan is recommended for a number of reasons. Spotting extreme creosote accumulation can avert a dangerous chimney fire. Locating cracks or gaps in flue tiles permits repairs before the problem degrades and becomes more expensive. The National Fire Protection Association recommends yearly 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 state. 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-effective 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 Waukesha 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 ready for fall fireplace usage; if repairs or maintenance are required, 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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