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How Often Should You Get a Chimney Inspection? October 18, 2017

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How Often Should You Get a Chimney Inspection?, Kennebunkport, Maine

There’s nothing cozier than using your fireplace during the colder months, but for your own safety and to avoid expensive repairs, it’s vital to get a chimney inspection. But how often should you schedule one? To figure out if you’re due for a check from a qualified professional, take a look at the following guide. 

A Simple Guide to Chimney Inspections

Annual Checks

kennebunkport chimney inspectionAll homeowners with a working fireplace should get a chimney inspection at least once a year. Even if you don’t use your fireplace regularly, you should still call an expert to ensure there are no issues and your chimney is in proper working order. They will check your vents, flue, and stove and provide tips to help you maintain the chimney and take care of any issues they may find. If you are already paying for chimney maintenance or get regular cleanings, your next appointment is also the perfect time to get a chimney inspection.

When Issues Present Themselves

Even if you schedule annual chimney inspections, other issues may occur, such as birds or other small animals getting into your chimney or debris falling into your fireplace. Keep an eye out for rust or damage on the firebox, flaking bricks, and leaves and feathers in the grate. If you see any of these signs, call a professional for a check right away, regardless of whether you have recently had one. 

 

If you’re due for a chimney inspection in Maine, turn to the certified specialists at Absolute Chimney Service. They’ve been in business for almost 50 years and serve the Kennebunkport area. Give them a call today at (207) 967-2274 to schedule your next check, or visit them online for more information about their services.

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