Spring is the season of rejuvenation. The flowers bloom, leaves grow back, and wild animals emerge from their winter hibernation. As everything springs back to life, one household appliance must go against the grain and remain dormant during the warmer months. After heavy usage during the fall and winter, your chimney and fireplace must be properly shut down. Luckily, we can help!
At C&C Chimney, our technicians are professionally trained and certified by reputable organizations such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Therefore, we can handle any and all chimney needs in the Tulsa area! Read below about how to properly shut down your chimney, then schedule an appointment today!
How Do I Shut Down My Fireplace For The Warmer Months?
There are several steps homeowners should take to properly shut down their fireplace after the last fire of the season. The first step involves cleaning the system. All soot, ash, and creosote must be removed. These byproducts build up after repeated usage and will harden and become more difficult to remove over time. Next, we recommend a chimney inspection. There are varying levels of inspection and each one varies depending on the condition and severity of damage (or lack thereof) to your system. During an inspection, a technician will point out any problems that must be repaired before your chimney system can be used again.
Another step towards properly shutting your system down involves closing the damper. The damper must be closed when the system is not in use. Air, odors, water, and other elements from the outdoors can enter your home if it remains open for an extended time period. Finally, turn off the pilot light. This is a small light in your fireplace that remains on when the unit is in use. If it remains on during the dormant months, it raises your energy costs and is a fire hazard.
What Chimney Services Do We Offer?
We offer a variety of services other than those related to properly shutting your system down, which include inspections and routine sweepings. For example, we can repair parts of your chimney such as the damper, firebox, smoke chamber, and liner. We also offer masonry repair services including restorations and full rebuilds. Finally, we carry stoves, inserts, log sets, and fireplaces of all varieties. However, those are not all of our services…our complete list is posted on our website!
Schedule an Appointment With C&C Chimney Today!
For comprehensive chimney care in the Tulsa area, look no further! Our team of professionally trained and certified technicians are honest, trustworthy, and conduct themselves with integrity. Give us a call at (918) 396-8296 or visit us onlin to learn more and schedule an appointment!