Summer is gone, and autumn brings cooler weather to the Chicago area. This is a time for football, changing leaves and holidays! It’s also the perfect time to cozy up next to a fire with your loved ones. But before you use your fireplace this year, schedule a chimney inspection. Both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA) recommend getting your chimney inspected by a CSIA certified chimney technician annually. Ensuring your chimney is in working condition prevents fires and keeps your household safe. . Although it may be a little while until you light up your chimney, now is the perfect time to contact Leonard & Sons to schedule an annual inspection by one of our CSIA certified chimney technicians.

Our Busy Season is Fast Approaching

The fall and winter time is busy time for our top notch technicians. Scheduling an appointment before we reach our peak busy season will help us schedule your inspection at a time that works for you. Inspection ensures your chimney is ready for use during the colder weather.

Your chimney undergoes a lot between inspection, such as wear and tear from the winter. There may be soot or creosote building up on the inside of your chimney, creating a fire hazard. Another winter related issue arises when water gets into tiny pores and cracks in your masonry, proceeding to freeze. This weakens your chimney’s structural integrity and may cause cracking. Other issues arise in the summer when animals build nests in your chimney, creating another fire hazard. Scheduling an inspection now means that any of these potential issues will be caught before you build your first fire this year and that we will have time to address any issues before it gets too late into the cold season.

Contact Us Today!

We want you to be able to enjoy your chimney when you want to this winter. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to have one of our CSIA certified chimney technicians inspect your chimney today!