The fall is a great time of year in Ohio and a nice change of pace after the hot summer. You might not be thinking about getting your fireplace started quite yet, but the time is coming soon. While it is in this period of disuse, it is a good idea to get your fireplace inspected.

An important aspect of maintaining the safety and quality of your wood-burning fireplace is to get your chimney swept. A chimney sweep will remove soot, blockages, and built-up creosote from your chimney. Without a proper inspection and cleaning, these materials can become hazardous. Creosote is a substance that builds up inside your chimney or liner as a result of burning wood and is highly flammable. If you do not regularly have your chimney swept, you may have a dangerous build-up of creosote that requires treatment. It is recommended that you get your chimney swept once every year. Now is the perfect time to get your chimney swept before the cold months set in and you start to use your fireplace. If you need an inspection, just contact us and we will be happy to help.

You may be thinking that if you have a gas fireplace you are off the hook, but not so fast. Gas fireplaces need regular inspection too. Gas fireplaces also run the risk of debris building up. A full inspection is important because over time, valves and connections can develop leaks that can become very dangerous. Just like wood-burning fireplaces, it is recommended that gas fireplaces are inspected annually. This will insure that your fireplace is functioning properly and operating safely. The experts at Aspen Fireplace are ready to service you if you need a fireplace inspection – all you have to do is contact us!