Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 29, 2013
With the cold weather and holiday season approaching, Chim Chimney urges residents to observe fireplace and chimney safety tips and precautions before cozying up to a warm fire. Preventative maintenance is the best and most cost-efficient way for keeping your home safe and warm this holiday season.
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, an average for 24,300 residential fires begin with the chimney or fireplace. While it can be a struggle to keep up with home maintenance expenses, Chim Chimney and the CSIA would like to share the reminder that although delaying routine maintenance saves money in the short term, this increases the risk of additional expenses in the long run, including the safety of your home and family.
The best place to start is with annual chimney inspections and chimney maintenance administered by a qualified chimney professional, such as Chim Chimney. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, only CSIA Certified professionals will be able to identify and resolve structural maintenance issues before potential carbon monoxide intrusion and chimney fire hazards risk your time, health, or money.
In addition to hiring a professional chimney sweep, there are several safety tips to abide by in the home. This includes keeping your chimney clear and capped, choosing the right firewood, keeping the hearth area clear, removing ashes and installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. For more information on chimney safety tips and precautions, visit the Chim Chimney blog or call them at (615) 364-8987 to speak with a local CSIA certified professional.
With over 17 years of experience in the industry, Gene Kaposy has grown to make Chim Chimney one of the most respected names in Middle Tennessee for chimney and dryer vent services. They provide honest, dependable and affordable services, from routine maintenance to complete chimney rebuilds.