Your chimney has worked diligently to keep you warm all winter season, in spring it is time to do your part in yearly maintenance. You may even want to consider having your chimney restored. Spring is the best time to do this because of the warm weather, your chimney being out of working order when it is warm is less of an inconvenience than when it’s cold.
What can happen to a chimney that requires maintenance?
Well, for one creosote can coat the lining of your chimney and cause a major safety hazard. Creosote is a gummy black substance that condenses and sticks to the wall of your chimney, it is foul-smelling and extremely combustible. Cleaning your chimney regularly can help prevent creosote buildup and improve the smell and overall life of your chimney.
In addition to creosote, moisture and age can drastically affect your chimney. Masonry and brickwork can absorb water like a sponge and become brittle and thus unsafe. Black Goose Chimney can help restore or replace unsafe mortar and masonry to ensure that your chimney is in proper working order. Even if you are just suspicious of your chimneys water saturation, we can test for this with a Masonry Absorption Test (MAT) by measuring the rate of absorption of your masonry.
And even if the outside of your chimney is stable, and the inside is free of creosote and water, there may still be unseen problems in the lining of your chimney. A damaged lining can lead to damaging the entire system if left unchecked, and without regular inspections it is very hard to know if there is any damage at all.
So this spring have your chimney, cleaned, inspected, and repaired if necessary to extend the life of your homes largest appliance.
Whether you’re looking for a full remodel, or just a swift sweeping, Black Goose Chimney is here to help.