Tis the season for fun and festivities around the fireplace. Your fireplace may be great for providing warmth and ambiance, but it is also a great backdrop for family photos and gatherings. Not only can your fireplace be the star in your own holiday festivities, but it’s also the star of the show for the Jolly Elf himself. Don’t let Santa get his suit all dirty in your dirty chimney. You can get it spruced up before the big day.Santa Going Down a Dirty Chimney - Prince Frederick MD - Chesapeake

A Clean Chimney System

When your chimney system is clean, it’s not just great for Santa’s dry-cleaning bill; it’s also great for your home. A clean chimney means bigger, warmer, more beautiful flames in the fireplace, less smoke and odors while the fire is burning, and a reduced risk of flue fire and chimney malfunction. When your chimney is clean, it is more efficient, requiring less wood to reach a desired temperature. An efficient chimney also means the smoke, odors, and hazardous gases are carried up the chimney and vented out of the house properly. When the chimney works properly, there are fewer drafts that affect your centrally heated air, saving on electricity or gas heat.

Having Your Chimney System Swept Professionally

There is still time to schedule a chimney sweep before Christmas. When you schedule now, you can enjoy all the benefits of a clean fireplace and chimney system in time for holiday activities. Be sure that you schedule these and all other chimney services with an appropriately certified chimney professionally.

Chesapeake Chimney & Company is CSIA certified and has been the #1 choice for comprehensive chimney services in the Southern Maryland area for over 20 years. When you schedule a chimney sweep with Chesapeake, your chimney will receive a treatment fit for Santa! We come in with a few cleaning tools and a high-powered vacuum system that will keep the mess contained. We’ll leave your home looking the way we found it, but the fireplace and chimney will work better. We’ll clean every accessible part of the chimney and hearth, including the following: the chimney flue, smoke shelf, safety cap or spark arrester, firebox walls, and damper. That’s not all—if our certified technician notices a problem with any part of your chimney system, we’ll notify you right away. This is only one reason why it’s important to hire a certified professional for chimney services. These routine appointments may be the only time a professional gets a look at your entire chimney system.

Routine Maintenance = Safe Chimneys

The last thing you want this holiday season is an accidental fire or carbon monoxide exposure to ruin the family fun. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommend routine chimney sweeps and annual inspections for the safest and most efficient chimney system. Efficient chimneys are better for the environment, better for your family, and safer for your home.

Call Chesapeake Chimney & Co. to schedule your chimney sweep today. Dial 410-535-0052 or request an appointment online.