To make sure your fireplace will be able to provide you with warm, safe, and cozy fires throughout the coldest months of the year, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that you have your chimney professionally swept and inspected every year before using your fireplace. Since fall is just around the corner, now is the time to give Ashbusters a call to schedule your annual professional chimney maintenance appointment. For years we have been providing the best comprehensive chimney services to the Charleston area, and we would like to make taking care of your chimney as easy as possible for you. To prepare you for your appointment, we have some tips that we would like to share with you.
24 Hours Before Your Appointment
The safety of both our customers and our technicians is our top priority at Ashbusters, which is why we ask that you stop using your fireplace or stove for at least 24 hours before we are set to arrive at your home for your appointment. To protect our CSIA-certified chimney professionals, your appliance needs to be completely cool when they are sweeping and inspecting your chimney. We also request that you safely remove any ashes that may be in your firebox by disposing of them into a metal container and placing the container outside on a non-combustible surface.
The Day of Your Appointment
Before Ashbusters arrives at your home that day, you will need to remove any fragile or precious items that are near your fireplace. To sweep your chimney, we must bring specialized equipment into your home, and we ask that you give us about five to six feet of clearance space around your hearth to be able to work efficiently. We do require that someone be at home for the entire sweeping process, and we invite you to watch us work. When our customers watch us sweep and inspect their chimneys, they learn so much about how to most effectively operate their fireplaces. We also pass along important chimney safety practices as we work.
It is time to get your chimney ready for winter! Contact us today at Ashbusters to schedule your appointment for our professional chimney maintenance services. We can also sign you up for appointment reminders so that you will not forget to make this important chimney appointment in the future.