You scheduled your annual chimney inspection, now what? You want to be prepared when Chimney Solutions shows up for your appointment. Let’s discuss what you need to do to be prepared for the inspection.
You will want to make sure that the fireplace is cool. Avoid making a fire 24 to 48 hours before your scheduled appointment. You may want to empty the firebox of cooled ash to distribute in your garden before your visit.
Clear out any logs from the firebox. The chimney sweep will remove ash if left behind. Put all fireplace tools away. Remove your grate as well.
Remove any decorations that may be in the way of the fireplace. Secure all valuables so they don’t get broken. Better be safe than sorry.
Your pet may be the friendliest and most loved, but it is best to remove your pet from the house or contain him in another room in the house. Your pet roaming around can get dust on him or inhale it. It is safest for all to keep any free-roaming pets away from the technician.
Our chimney sweep will bring in all the equipment needed for the cleaning. They will also cover the surrounding area. You may want to drape the furniture in the room in case any dust circulates. Please also clear the room of any furniture, toys, or plants that may be in front of the fireplace. This way the chimney sweep has a clear entrance to your fireplace. Consider leaving a space in the driveway. This will allow our technician easy access to the house and to the fireplace.
Talk to our technician. Let us know if you have noticed any foul odors, water leaks, or any other concerns that you may have. Bringing these concerns up will help to identify the source of any problem. It may be a good idea to take some notes on what you have been concerned with. Our technicians at Chimney Solutions are well-trained with a wealth of knowledge. They can be very helpful. So, if you have a question, ask us. Remember, no question is ever a dumb question.
Chimney Solutions is the chimney contractor that residents trust. We service the Greater Atlanta and Chattanooga, TN areas. We’re a full-service provider. Some of our services include chimney inspections, masonry repair, cap, and chase cover installation. As well as chimney liner repair and installation, restoration, rebuilding, and more.
Our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. We are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. The bottom line is that you can trust our techs to ensure your chimney and fireplace are safe.