Summer is the best time for house and yard work. You don’t have to worry about unpredictable temperatures and weather, and you get a look at your landscape in full bloom. Summertime is also the best time to work on your chimney and fireplace!Make Repairs Before Burn Season - Prince Frederick MD - Chesapeake

Avoid The Fall Rush

By scheduling your chimney inspections and sweeps outside of burn season, you avoid the fall rush. This is the time between October and January that chimney sweep companies are especially busy with installations, emergency calls, and repairs. It can be difficult during this time to get a desired appointment time, preferred technician, and more. By scheduling your appointments outside of burn season, you also give yourself time to have repairs made before the fall rush. This is why summer is a great time to have chimney repairs completed!

Annual Inspections

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) along with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends annual chimney inspections. This is to keep the chimney system working at it’s safest and most efficient. Appointments may be the only time a professional looks over your system in a calendar year, so it’s important to choose a qualified professional who will notice weaknesses and damage.

Chesapeake Chimney & Co. not only offers CSIA chimney inspections, but also includes a Chim-Scan video scan with all inspections! This video surveillance system allows the technician to see the entire flue lining system, the interior of the chimney, from bottom to top. Additionally, the video is in real-time. Now homeowners can see the footage at the same time we do – helping to both understand the report and repair plan.


Common chimney repairs include complicated fixes like firebox rebuilds and minor jobs like crown sealant. No matter how big or small the job, though, we require the fireplace be out of use a full 24 hours before our technicians get to work. This means that if you wait for burn season, you can’t use your fireplace while repairs are made!

Do you depend on your fireplace, stove, or insert for heat during these months? If so, repairs can be a nuisance. By scheduling your inspection and sweep now, you give yourself and your chimney sweep time to make necessary repairs before winter. Major repairs can take time. Parts may need to be ordered and appointments need to be made. Giving yourself time to have repairs done properly, and by the company you know and trust, means less stress. Don’t let chimney woes ruin the rest of your summer. Get the routine maintenance and repairs scheduled now so that you can rest easy knowing it’s ready for burn season!

Chesapeake Chimney & Co is taking appointments for inspections and chimney sweeps now! We have been the trusted chimney experts of Southern Maryland for over 20 years. Contact Chesapeake Chimney & Co today and put the chimney repairs behind you. Call 410-535-0052 or use our online scheduling tool.