Is your chimney looking less than ideal for Santa’s arrival? Then, it’s time to invest in some seasonal maintenance! Fortunately, if you live in or near Asheville, the team at Environmental Chimney Service is here to help. We can provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your system, ensuring you are all set and ready to enjoy endless fires this holiday season. Learn more below, then reach out to our crew today!

fireplaceThe Importance Of Annual Inspections

Why are regular inspections important? The CSIA recommends yearly overviews to ensure you can operate your system as safely and as efficiently as possible. Many structural issues can remain hidden and hard to see, and if you have build-up or creosote accumulation, that’s hard to spot, too. It’s vital that you get a professional eye on the job to ensure any threats or damage is taken care of well before lighting your first fire.

What kind of problems could you face is something is wrong with your system? Well, one issue is carbon monoxide exposure. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and very poisonous, triggering multiple deaths every single year. It’s been deemed the “silent killer,” and it’s basically impossible to detect, meaning doing all you can to avoid it is imperative. If you have clogs in your system, or if your structure is cracking or crumbling, your risk of exposure increases dramatically.

We recommend scheduling an inspection as soon as possible, and we also urge all of our customers to invest in multiple carbon monoxide detectors for each level of the home. Install them outside of every bedroom, and be sure to check and change the batteries regularly. These devices are often the only indicator that something isn’t right, and they have saved countless lives over the years! When it comes to the health and safety of your family, you can never be too careful.

Another risk you face with a broken down chimney is an increased likelihood of house fires. If heat and flames are given easy pathways into your home, it will only be a matter of time before adjacent woodwork starts on fire. Trust us – home repair after an event like this is a lot more costly than a quick and affordable inspection. Make the right choice, and get the care you deserve today.

Another important subject matter is the possibility of experiencing a chimney fire. When excess creosote deposits are hidden throughout your chimney, your chances of experiencing a chimney fire go up. Creosote is extremely flammable, and having it removed on a regular basis is a must. Our certified sweeps can clear out build-up in no time, as well as any outside debris.

All in all, the risks involved with avoiding this necessary maintenance are not worth it. Give our team a call, and we would be happy to look things over and get any issues taken care of fast. Come Christmas morning, you’ll be all set and ready to enjoy a cozy fire! And Santa will be very thankful you prepared for his entrance.

We Offer A Wide Range Of Services

As we said, if you have excess creosote in your flue, we can clear it out in no time, and we are trained to spot countless other issues, as well. But what do we offer in terms of repair and restoration work? Well, consider yourself covered, no matter what, because our experienced crew can handle just about anything!

From minor brick repair jobs to full-on restorations to waterproofing and more, your masonry is always in good hands when you put your trust in our crew. We also offer relining services, firebox repair, damper replacement, and everything else in-between. And if you have concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out! We want to do it all.

Need dryer vent services? You can hire us for that, too. Your safety is our priority!

All in all, this time of year puts a toll on countless appliances throughout your home, and your fireplace is no different. Between holiday gatherings, colder nights spent at home, and cozy evenings spent with the family, your fireplace experiences a lot more use than normal during December and the rest of winter. Give it the attention it deserves by turning to us for it all.

CSIA Certified & Ready To Serve

Our owner, Richie Baxley, is certified with the CSIA and the NCCSA, and his nearly three decades of experience in this industry ensure he’ll get you taken care of no matter what. Environmental Chimney Service has been trusted throughout the area for years now, and our long list of positive reviews and 5-star testimonials speak for themselves.

On top of all that, we are the winners of multiple awards, and we are members of the NCSG. We take advantage of countless educational opportunities, and we always strive to stay on top of it all, as this industry is always evolving and advancing.

Ready to experience top-quality care firsthand? Call today to set up an appointment. We’re eager to serve you!