The best time to clean your chimney is when it's not snowing
Flower Mound, TX (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
First Choice Chimney of Flower Mound, Texas, believes that educating customers on the importance of chimney cleaning is extremely important. With winter just around the corner, many families will soon be enjoying evenings gathered around their fireplaces enjoying crackling fires. Unfortunately, this cozy scenario could lead to a destructive, even tragic fire if homeowners don't take the time now to have their chimneys cleaned.
According to First Choice Chimney, a leading chimney sweeping company in the Flower Mound, Texas area, homeowners should have their chimneys inspected and swept by a professional at least once a year. Homeowners who enjoy burning a lot of fires may have to sweep their chimneys even more frequently, about every six months.
Many homeowners tend to overlook the maintenance of their chimneys. According to recent statistics released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are over 25,000 chimney fires a year, and these fires typically cause about $126 million in property damage, as well as 30 tragic deaths a year. To First Choice Chimney, the saddest part is that many of these chimney fires probably could have been prevented.
A number of problems can occur if a homeowner does not take care of his chimney. For instance, the chimney's flue could be blocked by built up layers of soot, which means that the fireplace will no longer be able to vent properly. Animals and insects can cause other problems by building nests in a chimney. A professional inspection will also reveal whether or not a home's chimney cap is on securely or fitting properly. A cap that is not fitting properly due to soot buildup could allow cold winds to enter a house.
First Choice Chimney recommends that homeowners not wait until it snows to have their chimney cleaned. Smart homeowners should prepare their fireplaces and chimneys now for the coming winter by calling First Choice Chimney for a free consultation. Customers can also visit its website at http://www.firstchoicechimney.net.
About the company:
First Choice Chimney Sweep offers a wide variety of chimney and fireplace products and services to accommodate all Installation, Restoration, and Maintenance needs. Simply put, their professional staff provides the very best chimney care available.
The pride they take in their craft is reflected in the quality of their workmanship. First Choice Chimney Sweeps assure fast, reliable service performed in a friendly and courteous manner. Their company is fully insured, with a $1 million liability policy for protection. They follow the guidelines set forth by the Chimney Safety Institute of America for all chimney installation, cleaning, and inspections. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.firstchoicechimney.net.