As the weather cools down and the holidays approach, you’re probably looking forward to using your fireplace again. However, if it’s been awhile since you’ve used it, you want to be sure it’s in good working order. Know the signs you need fireplace service to keep you & your home safe.
Cracks in the Fireplace Face
If you’ve noticed cracks in the face of the fireplace itself, this is a sign you have an issue with ventilation. Old fireplaces that haven’t been maintained can develop cracks and holes that can leak CO2 and smoke into the home. Getting these cracks repaired will help prevent serious health risks.
If your chimney isn’t fully sealed, moisture can damage the mortar in the bricks. When this happens, you may notice white, chalky stains on the face of your fireplace. A fireplace professional can inspect the chimney and make sure moisture isn’t making its way in.
One of the most serious signs that you need fireplace service is smoke in your home when you light a fire. This could mean your chimney is blocked or the flue is stuck in a closed position.
Need Fireplace Service Near Everett?
If you want to be sure your fireplace is safe, All Points Heating & Fireplace is here to help. With a wide range of residential and commercial heating and cooling services, we’re an annual Puget Sound Energy and multi-year Carrier President awards winner for customer service and satisfaction. We’re also a coveted Mendota dealer and award winner, we’re rated A+ with the BBB, and we’re on Angie’s List of Preferred Business every year. Contact us today!
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