How Do Windham Fireplace Owners Stay Better Protected? By Hiring Brickliners Custom Masonry & Chimney Services for Inspections Every Single Year
We believe you deserve peace of mind and the utmost satisfaction, and one way to get just that is by relying on us for regular inspections. If you live in Windham, Gates Hill, Great Falls, Dolley Corner, Baker Corner, Popeville, Ireland Corner, North Gorham, Glantz Corner, Lowells Corner, Scotland, West Gray, or somewhere close by, we’re the team to trust with all of your chimney-related services.
If your Windham home features a fireplace, investing in regular maintenance is a must. Ongoing maintenance helps to maintain your fireplace’s value and structural soundness, and knowing what you need starts with an inspection.
Unfortunately, many homeowners in Windham and the surrounding areas don’t know when exactly they should get their inspection on the books. Are there any clear-cut signs that a chimney inspection is in order?
Well, the CSIA (along with other reputable fire safety organizations) advises investing in an inspection every single year to avoid bigger and potentially dangerous scenarios later on. By doing this, you guarantee any and all of your issues are resolved well before they are given the chance to get worse.
A lot can happen in a year, and if you have any type of decay or deterioration, or if animals, twigs, leaves, or other outside debris find their way into your flue, you’ll experience a lot of problems come burning season.
What Types of Issues Could I Face if I Put Off an Inspection?
What might you face if you put off annual inspections? Lighting fires in your fireplace without having your system looked over first is a risky move. Like we said, a number of things could have occurred without your knowledge, and they could put your home and the people inside of it at risk.
One example is the potential for smoke, carbon monoxide, and other gases to enter your home through cracks and holes in your liner. You’ll also experience an increased risk for house fires, as the heat and flames from your fireplace could easily work their way through liner gaps and ignite adjacent woodwork.
Then there’s the risk of chimney fires. If you own a wood-burning unit, then regular sweepings are essential for maintaining good chimney health. If creosote builds up too much, you will be much more likely to experience a chimney fire. But there is no way of knowing whether or not you’re at risk without getting an expert’s insight first.
By getting that inspection completed every year, you guarantee nothing is missed and that your system is completely safe for use in the months ahead. The peace of mind you’ll gain is priceless.
Is There an Ideal Time of Year to Book Maintenance?
So, when should maintenance ideally be scheduled? Well, most people forget about it until fall and winter, when temperatures finally start to drop here in Windham. That’s why our books fill up pretty fast in September and tend to stay that way through the end of the year.
We advise scheduling maintenance in late spring or early summer to ensure you get a time slot that is ideal for your schedule.
If you are forced to hold off, just keep in mind that you may have to delay the start of your burning season a bit…That being said, we often hear of homeowners who are not willing to wait and light up their fireplace anyway. This is a dangerous move and it could put your family members in harm’s way. Please wait until we can check things over to light that first fire!
Any Other Concerns? Call On Us!
If you have concerns at all in regards to your fireplace’s functioning, don’t hesitate to call. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and we’re happy to check things out, wherever you are in the Windham area. Our full service list includes all of these:
- Preventive Maintenance Repairs
- Chimney Liners & Relining
- Leaky Chimneys
We’ve helped homeowners on Windham Center Road, Pope Road, River Road, Falmouth Road, Dutton Hill Road, Tandberg Trail, Roosevelt Trail, Varney Mill Road, Tamarack Lane, William Knight Road, Underwood Way, Lotts Drive, Nash Road, School Road, Hazel Drive, Hall Road, Boardwalk Avenue, Jules Drive, Park Road, Meadowview Road, Evergreen Lane, Cartland Road, and more, and we’re always willing to make our way over to the welcoming communities throughout Windham. If you live nearby, just reach out for expert service you’ll love!
Work With the Team That Guarantees a Good Experience
We have a reputation for going above and beyond every time, which is why we’ve received a long list of positive reviews from homeowners in Newhall, Dog Corner, North Falmouth, Windham Center, North Windham, Raymond, Gorham, and the neighborhoods surrounding. Let us exceed your expectations, too!
Call 207-302-0018 today or reach out online to schedule an appointment.
The folks over in Raymond are a proud part of our extensive service area and we love keeping their chimney systems ready to go!