It’s springtime! And with the warm weather, you’re probably not giving much thought as to how to prepare for the next cold front. After all, winter still feels like a long time from now. However, did you know that now is actually the best time to call for a fireplace service? Spring to early summer is the best time for annual inspections on fireplaces, although wood fireplaces should looked at following your last burn of the season.
Read on to find out why you should get your fireplace maintained this spring.
You’ll Be Accommodated Faster
Many people book fireplace maintenance service during the fall in preparation for winter. As a result, technicians tend to have busier schedules in the fall months. During the spring, professionals have more time to accommodate you. Shorter wait times and flexible schedules are just a couple of the benefits of scheduling fireplace maintenance in the spring.
Why the big difference in service call time from Winter to Spring? In Mid-MO (Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, and Randolph Counties), there are approximately 137k households (according to the 2020 census), a vast majority of these containing hearth appliances, and less than 2 dozen trained technicians to service them. Of those trained professionals, some can only service gas and electric, some wood and pellet. Roughly half can service ALL hearth appliances and slightly less than that are Certified through the CSIA to sweep/inspect your wood burning hearth appliances. By doing the math, you can clearly see why you will wait so much longer for a service call when scheduling during the peak season.
You’ll Keep Yourself Safe
After using your fireplace all winter, there may be possible damage to its flue. This could include cracks, glazed creosote, or open mortar joints. If left untreated, these could become a fire hazard. The National Fire Protection Association, The Chimney Sweep Institute of America, and The National Fireplace Institute all recommend annual inspections of your hearth products. These harmful creosote/soot buildups can also cause issues with those who have bad allergies or asthma.
While it’s still spring, it is best to get your fireplace inspected and repaired. Technicians are equipped with technology that detects any defects found inside your fireplace. Solving these problems early on will create a healthier and safer environment at home.
You’ll Save on Expenses
Waiting until winter to get an inspection can allow damage in your fireplace to escalate over time. The bigger these problems become, the costlier the repairs will be. It’s best to get your fireplace checked in the spring before potential issues progress any further.
Early inspection will shorten the time for problems to progress even more. As a result, spending on only small repairs will save you money in the long run.
Get Fireplace Services Today!
Are you looking to get a fireplace service around Columbia, MO? Give us a call at Star Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll make sure your fireplace is safe and ready to keep you warm come winter. While it’s still spring, now would be the best season to schedule an appointment with our team. We’ll make sure to have an expert technician to accommodate you at your convenience.