Add Chimney Sweeping to your Spring Cleaning To-Do List

Now that the heating season is behind us, the smell of leftover creosote in your chimney is one of the only reminders of last season’s cozy fires. This odor is sometimes called chimney breath and is usually worse in the summer when the humidity is high and the air conditioner is turned on. When you add a chimney inspection and sweeping to your spring cleaning to-do list, your CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep can identify the source of the odor and potentially even help you eliminate chimney breath before it becomes a nuisance. (Locate a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep at www.CSIA.org.)
Additionally, off-season scheduling is typically much more flexible and is often less expensive as business for chimney sweeps tends to slow down in the warmer months. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends annual chimney inspections and sweeping when needed to reduce the risk of chimney fires and carbon monoxide intrusion.