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Avoid Chimney Repair By Scheduling an Inspection Before Winter September 7, 2016

Broad Brook, Hartford County
Avoid Chimney Repair By Scheduling an Inspection Before Winter, Broad Brook, Connecticut

With the cold temperatures that come during winter, your fireplace is going to be seeing a lot more use. With that also comes more use of your chimney; however, if it isn’t in proper shape for the winter, you could be facing a chimney repair in the near future.

The professional masonry contractors at B & K Masonry in Broad Brook, CT, know what it takes to keep your chimney in the right condition. To avoid the need for a chimney repair, they have a few reasons why you should have it inspected before the winter begins.

  • chimney repairFire Safety: Frequent use of your fireplace causes a buildup of creosote, a highly flammable, tar-like substance that comes from burning unseasoned firewood. There’s also the chance of birds or squirrels building a nest in your chimney. All of these factors contribute to creating a fire hazard. Spotting these early can help prevent a disaster in the near future.
  • Damaged Flue: If left unchecked, debris and creosote can build up in a fireplace’s flue to the point of blocking and damaging your chimney. A blocked flue system can also lead to harmful gases failing to flow out of the chimney and going back into the home instead. This blockage not only hurts the condition of your chimney, but it also can be hazardous to the well-being of those residing in your home.
  • Insurance: Some home insurance policies require that chimneys be inspected at least once a year. If a fire stemming from your fireplace occurs in your home, your home insurance may require proof that you had your chimney inspected and cleaned by professionals in order to have the damage covered.

If your inspection results in a need for chimney repair, go with the experts at B & K Masonry for a job done the right way. For your protection, they are fully licensed, insured, and compliant with all state certification requirements. Don’t wait for disaster to strike. Call the Connecticut contractors at (860) 627-5388 or visit them online to learn more about their chimney services.

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