When spring’s warm temperatures hit, we fling open our windows and head outdoors. Often we forget about our fireplaces, despite the hard work they’ve put in all winter long. Don’t forget about your fireplace this summer! Summer is the ideal time for fireplace maintenance, repairs and improvements.
Schedule a summertime chimney cleaning!
Many people put off their chimney sweeping until the fall, when they are ready to prepare their fireplaces for a winter of cozy fires, but summer can be the best time for your annual chimney sweeping and inspection! When you have your chimney swept in the summer, you don’t risk putting off your first fire of the fall while you wait for your chimney sweep.
A summertime chimney sweeping also can help to stave off any foul chimney smells, which can emerge when warm temperatures and summer humidity mingle with creosote in the chimney. A summertime chimney sweeping also can help protect your chimney from deterioration. Creosote and ash can be highly corrosive. Removing them from your chimney and firebox as soon as the fire-burning season has ended can prevent them from eating away at your fireplace and chimney all summer. Finally, summer is the perfect time for a chimney sweeping and inspection because if any problems are found during the inspection, you have plenty of time to have them addressed before you are ready to use your fireplace in the fall.
Plan for repairs!
If your chimney suffered damage during winter’s cold, wet weather, summer is the best time to have your chimney repaired. You will have plenty of time to make decisions regarding repairs. Your chimney professionals will have plenty of time to preform repairs before you are ready to use your chimney again. Also, Chimney technicians often have less hectic schedules in the spring and summer. So, you will have an easier time scheduling your repairs and see faster service!
Upgrade your fireplace!
If you were thinking about upgrading your fireplace, now is the time to act! Whether you’re looking for a new fireplace insert, want to change your fireplace fuel, install a new mantel or even install a new fireplace or heating stove, summer gives you ample time to shop around, choose the best products for your hearth and schedule your installation. By upgrading your fireplace in the summer, you will can have the hearth of your dreams ready for you. When the first cool day of fall has you ready to enjoy your fireplace or heating stove.
If you are ready to take care of and upgrade your fireplace this summer, stop by one of FireSide Hearth & Home’s three convenient locations! You can see all of our fabulous fireplaces, heating stoves and accessories to find your inspiration for summertime fireplace fixes.