Your chimney is likely the best feature of your home. It’s tall and brick, and the best part is that most of it is hidden. It may be filled with soot, creosote, and hazardous byproducts, but at least these things are hidden inside a beautiful masonry chimney. During the life of your chimney, there may be a time when a singing and dancing chimney sweep wearing blackened clothes and carrying a big brush over his shoulder will try to sell you some services. If you like your chimney just the way it is, resist the urge, keep the money in your pocket. You need reasons not to clean your chimney? We’ve got you covered.
Why You SHOULDN’T Clean Your Chimney!
1. You like the pungent smell of smoky BBQ in the evening? You don’t need a barbecue grill for the scrumptious odors to waft over you. When you skip the chimney sweep, it’ll be like a used barbeque grill is sitting next to your couch. You don’t even have to wait for warm weather to imagine you’re having an outdoor get-together.
2. If you don’t have time to go on the weekend stay-cation you planned, you don’t have to worry about the money wasting away in the bank. You can spend it on your utility bill instead. When your chimney sits dirty and collects soot, creosote, and other debris, efficiency drops, so you end up spending more on central heat. You don’t have to worry about wasting your money on junk food when your cash burns as quickly as the heat rising up the chimney.
3. If you get too cold because the inefficient chimney system is having a hard time burning hot, you can warm up by the flue fire that will most likely ignite by the end of the season. If you aren’t scheduling routine sweeps, you must be expecting a flue fire. Make sure you have your homeowners insurance number handy.
Why You SHOULD Clean Your Chimney!
In all seriousness, the threat to your family and home is very real when you don’t regularly maintain your chimney system. Your fire will be smaller, less beautiful, it won’t be as warm, and your fireplace will even stink (year-round). With all the unpleasant aspects of a dirty chimney, the safety issue is the biggest reason to clean your chimney. Failing to schedule a chimney sweep every 12 months puts your family and home at risk. In fact, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends routine chimney sweeps and annual chimney inspections for the safest and most efficient chimney system.
Call Us Today!
West Texas Chimney and Venting Solutions offers comprehensive chimney maintenance for the greater Texas Panhandle area. We take customer safety and comfort seriously, and chimney hazards are no laughing matter. Let us take care of your chimney system and insure your chimney safety for another 12 months. Schedule your chimney sweep with West Texas today. Call 806-358-0817 or request an appointment online.