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Schedule Your Spring Chimney Maintenance

As you’re putting together your spring to-do list for tasks to accomplish around the house, think about your chimney and the maintenance it might need for the spring and summer months. The drastic changes in the weather, from snow to spring-like weather, back to snow, and finally getting warm are damaging to our chimneys and masonry work. While there isn’t anything we can do to prevent those changes, we can be proactive in preventing our chimney from any further damage.

We start to notice problems with our chimneys once the weather gets nicer and the chimney starts to expand and shrink. Your chimney can deteriorate from the heavy coat of water from the winter that was keeping things moist for a long period of time. Your gutters and downspouts can lead to additional water buildup if they’re close to the chimney as well.

Below are some telltale signs you might need to have some spring chimney work done:

  • Leaking chimney
  • Tilted chimney
  • Water in the fireplace
  • Deteriorated metal or masonry firebox
  • Water pooling in the chimney cap
  • Rotting wood
  • Rusted damper or fireplace accessories
  • Water stains on the ceiling near the chimney
  • Cracked masonry, interior, and exterior

Now is the time to have Valley Chimney sweep inspect your chimney and look for any safety issues. Spring is the best time to have chimney maintenance work done on it, so you don’t have to worry about it in the summer, and your chimney is ready to go when fall and winter roll around.

Our team strives to provide our customers with valuable chimney information and repair services. You can certainly do some of your own inspecting around your home, but we do encourage you to call a Certified Chimney Sweep® like Valley Chimney for your annual inspection and cleaning to walk away with a peace of mind that your home is well taken care of.

Amidst the current situation, our Valley Chimney team is here to help keep your chimney and home in tip-top shape. We’re committed to safety and we want to reassure you we’re still open to serve you and repair any chimney damages you may have. There is no face to face contact necessary for us to do our job, our procedure is very safe for everyone involved. Contact us today to schedule your spring chimney inspection and maintenance appointment.

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“Recently moved to Yorkville, wanted our fireplace cleaned and serviced. Paul and Jim came out, were very professional and friendly, and not to mention, VERY knowledgeable about fireplaces! We appreciate their honesty and helpfulness; we will definitely be calling Valley Chimney Sweep in the future! Thank you”

‐ Douglas M.

Yorkville, IL

8940 B Route 34
Yorkville, IL 60560

(630) 553-5995

info@valleychimney.com

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