Happy New Year from us at C3 American Exteriors to our wonderful clients. We hope you are enjoying the first few days of the new year. Now that winter has arrived, we have been sharing, and will continue to share, tips to keep your home in good condition during this cold season. While we typically focus a lot on roofs, siding, and exterior remodeling in general, we still want to take the time to remind you of the importance of having your fireplace inspected about once a year.
In places where it gets very cold, such as Baltimore, Maryland— one of our popular roofing areas— many people are happily lighting up their fireplaces. There is nothing like the cozy feeling of having a warm fire going in the winter while holding a cup of hot chocolate, but it is important to keep in mind that there are necessary steps to take to ensure your safety. Whether you live in Baltimore, Maryland, or another area that experiences cold winters, it is important to have your fireplace inspected about once a year.
The safety of our customers is our number one priority, and leaving your fireplace unchecked can put you in harm’s way. So, why is it that we remind you every year to have your fireplace inspected?
You see, the more you use your fireplace, the more creosote builds up. What is creosote? Creosote is a chemical that comes from wood and coal burning. It can stick to the inside of your fireplace, and it is flammable. The more it builds up, the more dangerous it becomes.
The solution is simple: get your fireplace inspected and cleaned. During an inspection, your flu will also be checked in addition to looking for possible cracks or damage in your fireplace.
At C3 American Exteriors, we care about your safety, whether you live in Baltimore, Maryland, or one of the other places we service, we would like to remind you to get your fireplace inspected.
Stay safe, and give us a call with any roofing, siding, or exterior remodeling questions you might have.