Chimney maintenance should be performed at least once each year: you should have your chimney checked and cleaned if necessary, by a chimney professional. If you heat with wood, or if special circumstances of your chimney system warrant it, it may be wise to have the chimney checked more frequently.
When is the best time to have the chimney checked?
If you haven’t had it done this year, then now! But for routine chimney maintenance, early spring, after the heating season is over, is the best time. Chimney cleaning in the spring leaves the chimney free of corrosive and foul- smelling soot deposits during the hot, humid summer months. And in the fall, you will be ready for the cold weather.
~ Todd Woofenden
What about Chimney Maintenance in the summer?
Homeowners frequently learn from their chimney professional that their chimney needs some repair.
Then they are told that the fall and winter months are not suitable for some of these chimney repairs and they should have this work done in the summer when the weather is better. There are several good reasons for homeowners to act right now to get those chimney services performed before the good weather goes away!
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