The tail end of winter is here, and days with pleasant weather are on the horizon. For homeowners like you, this means spending time on house improvement projects. As you prepare your spring to-do list, make sure that chimney maintenance is on it.
Scheduling chimney repairs, inspection and cleaning in spring is admittedly not the common practice in Dublin and elsewhere in Ireland. But it is highly recommended, especially if you’ve noticed some issues with your chimney. Furthermore, taking care of these tasks this season has many advantages.
Did you observe that there’s something wrong with your chimney? Do you suspect it is damaged?
Then, take action ASAP!
You do not have to wait until fall to address any chimney issues you have noticed. Just because you won’t be using your chimney any time soon, it doesn’t mean you should delay its inspection and repair.
The longer you wait, the higher the chances are of the problem worsening. When the damage becomes extensive, your chimney can become unsafe to use.
Let’s take the case of a cracked crown. It is easy to dismiss this problem as something that’s harmless – the kind that doesn’t need to get fixed immediately.
The truth, however, is that a cracked crown can wreak havoc to the entire chimney system. The crevice can be a gateway for moisture – the number one enemy of the masonry. Exposure to moisture can weaken the entire structure and damage even adjacent house parts like the walls and ceilings. When left unaddressed, this can cause the chimney to collapse.
Simply put, the earlier the problem is identified and fixed, the better it is for your chimney’s longevity and performance.
Any repair work on your chimney is going to cost you money. However, you are bound to spend more if the damage is already extensive.
Between refilling mortar joints and rebuilding the entire chimney stack, the former’s cost is more affordable. Plus, it is also going to involve minimal downtime as minor issues can be fixed quickly.
Basically, scheduling chimney repairs is all about preventing the damage from worsening and consequently, saving money and time.
Spring is not a very busy season for chimney repairs companies. Hence, your chance of booking the service provider you want is higher.
Moreover, scheduling is going to be a breeze as there are fewer competitors. Getting a weekend schedule is highly probable. So, you don’t have to worry about squeezing in this task during a workday.
This is not to say though that you should wait until mid-spring to book the services of a reputable chimney repairs company. Just to be sure, it is best to call the provider weeks before winter ends because you’d never know if there would be an influx of homeowners like you who want to get their chimney fixed in spring.
Indeed, with all these benefits, scheduling chimney repairs as early as spring is a good idea. In fact, it would also be great if you do other tasks like CCTV survey and cleaning during this season.
Keep in mind, your chimney is hard at work all winter long. As such, it is not surprising for issues like cracks on the liner or creosote deposit to crop up. What’s important is for the problem to be addressed immediately.
The thing is that many of these issues, especially those involving the interior parts, do not have signs until they are already severe. This is why it is highly recommended that CCTV chimney survey and cleaning be done right after winter as well.
Planning to schedule chimney repairs this spring? Only hand this is job to the most trusted chimney repairs specialist in Ireland – Access Chimneys! Call us today on +353 872805825 to set a schedule!
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