Your annual chimney sweep and inspection is one of the best methods for preventing chimney fires and damage. Creosote buildup in your chimney is a fire hazard that can lead to dangerous house fires. Even though a chimney sweep is the best way to prevent a chimney fire and to catch any chimney damage before it gets worse, many homeowners push their chimney sweep to the bottom of their list and wait until the last minute.

Since you should get your chimney sweep prior to using your chimney, most people falsely assume that you should wait until fall to get your chimney sweep. In reality, spring is the best time for a chimney sweep. 


Why Not Fall?

While it may seem like a good idea to get your chimney sweep right before using your fireplace in the winter, there are many reasons why fall is not the best time. If you used your chimney a lot the following winter, it is not best to wait another six months before cleaning it.

Additionally, many others are rushing to get a last-minute chimney sweep before the Indianapolis winter, making it more difficult to get a high-quality sweep from an experienced sweeper. It will be harder to find an opening as technicians will be very booked. 


Get Your Indianapolis Chimney Sweep this Spring 

Spring is the best time to get your chimney sweep and inspection in Indianapolis. After a long winter of using your fireplace, your chimney will have the most creosote buildup. Additionally, winter weather does the most damage to chimneys.

Getting your spring chimney sweep and inspection will clear out all of the soot buildups from the winter and assess any potential damage before it gets worse. When you catch this damage in the spring, you can hire a professional mason to repair the damage while the weather is nice. 


Chimney Masonry and Outfitters is here to sweep, inspect, and repair your chimney all year round. While we recommend a spring sweep to clear out winter buildup and assess the condition of your chimney, we will find a time to sweep and inspect your chimney any time during the year. When you plan ahead and get your spring chimney sweep and inspection, you ensure that your chimney gets repaired before the busy season. Request an appointment for your spring chimney sweep with Brick + Ember Outfitters at 317-500-1250 or OFFICE@BRICKANDEMBER.COM

Regular home maintenance is paramount. Many aspects of your Indianapolis, IN, home may need attention, but don’t let your chimney fall too far down on your list of priorities. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends an annual service performed by a certified chimney sweep. This service removes creosote buildup from your chimney keeping it functioning properly, safely and efficiently. Many homeowners know they need to have their chimney swept each year, but are unsure of what time of year to schedule an appointment. Here are some guidelines. Read more

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