Chimney & Fireplace Summer Maintenance Tips

Posted on July 13th, 2020 by Devine Bros

Often, throughout the summer season, your chimney and fireplace slip your mind. This is normal and something most homeowners do, but can an entire season of neglect cause these areas to not run to their full potential when you need them next? Summer maintenance now will ensure you have no issues in fall and winter. Here are some tips to help get you started:

Schedule Cleanings

Regular cleanings are important during fall and winter when your chimney and fireplace are being used the most, but what about during summer? Believe it or not, cleanings should occur in the summer too. That is because debris and dust can begin to build-up in these spots, even while you’re not using it. 

Have Annual Inspections

You don’t need to wait until the last minute to get a check up in these spots. Getting your inspection done during summer will help make sure everything is ready to be used again next season. Annual inspections are also important for safety, as these fixtures need to be working properly in order to be safe to use. 

Install Chimney Cap

If you don’t yet have a chimney cap, you need to invest in one as soon as possible! Outside weather conditions won’t be kind to your chimney, so this little extra piece will help protect it until you use it again. It sits right at the top of your chimney outside, and stays there all year long.

Use Your Fireplace Off-Season

Summer nights tend to cool down a bit, so why not keep your fireplace active during this off-season? If using an indoor fireplace during summer isn’t for you, you can always install one outdoors! It’s a beautiful addition and perfect to use on chilly nights. 

Helping Norwalk homeowners improve their lives at home is something Devine Brothers has been providing to their customers for over 100 years! If you’re interested in learning more about our service or need supplies, make sure to get in contact with us today! For more tips & tricks, make sure to like us on Facebook!

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