With temperatures around Montana dropping to near freezing in the evenings and early mornings, now is a good time to prep your chimney for the upcoming winter months.
Newman Restoration recommends a yearly chimney sweep for fireplaces which are used regularly. A dirty chimney presents a significant fire risk. Creosote, a highly flammable residue, can build up inside a dirty chimney and potentially ignite. A dirty chimney can also prevent smoke and toxins from drafting properly outside the home.
Team Newman utilizes a series of brushes and a three stage HEPA vacuum to remove any buildup and debris inside a chimney. Our team can also deodorize a chimney and help reduce unpleasant odors.
A professional chimney sweep will also eliminate other hazards which can start a fire or hamper efficiency. Chimneys can be a common place for birds to nest. A buildup of twigs or leaves from a bird nest is a possible ignition source. A proper chimney sweep will eliminate any of this debris.
It is a good idea to schedule a chimney sweep in late summer or early fall. As the cold weather comes, so does the demand for chimney sweep companies. Schedule early to make sure you can have your chimney swept before the cold weather sets in. It is also more dangerous and difficult to sweep a chimney in the colder months!
Regular chimney sweeps will save money in the long run. Aside from a damaging house fire, a backup of soot or smoke into a home can be damaging to furniture and the entirety of the home.