The answer is NOW!
We know, we know – thinking about anything that has to do with heating our homes right now is the probably the furthest thing from your mind, however, chimneys that haven’t been swept before the hot humid days of summer are upon us can be very stinky. This odor is the result of creosote and the moisture (sweating) inside of your chimney.
Creosote ( a sticky residue naturally formed as a byproduct of combustion combined with condensation) is mostly unavoidable if you are a wood burner, and can emit an unpleasant odor if not removed from the chimney before the hot sweaty season sets in. This sticky residue, which is also very acidic, combined with a sweaty chimney will also, eventually, eat away at the clay tile liner causing enough damage over the years that it will need to be replaced – a very expensive fix.
Keep your home smelling fresh – call or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org today to request an appointment to have your chimney swept before the hot humid summer days are upon us.