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Schedule Your Chimney Inspection Soon!

If you own a fireplace, scheduling a yearly inspection is important. This regular maintenance helps ensure overall functionality, and it gives you peace of mind knowing that your home and family are being kept as safe as possible. In fact, the CSIA recommends scheduling an inspection at least once per year to help avoid chimney fires and exposure to harmful toxins.

If you’re due for an inspection, count on the staff at Weststar Chimney Sweeps. Our sweeps are CSIA trained and certified, so we are sure we can handle any job you throw our way. Learn more by browsing our site, then give us a call to schedule your appointment!

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Inspections are necessary for maintaining the safety of your home and loved ones. Sweeps can spot any clogs, excess debris, or creosote buildup, all of which contribute to chimney fires and smoke backup. They can also look over your masonry to ensure no cracks, holes, or other damage is present. If your structure is suffering, you could eventually face a collapse or settlement.

On top of all that, nothing can beat an expert’s eye when it comes to the health of your system. Sweeps can recommend the next appropriate steps (repairs, cleanings, etc.), and they can advise you on some preventative measures to take, such as waterproofing. All in all, inspections help your system stay strong and durable for years of enjoyment.

Why Summertime Inspections?

So, why is now an ideal time to get that inspection done? There are many advantages to scheduling your fireplace and chimney maintenance in the summer. First of all, there will be more availability in our books, as our busy season won’t start up for another couple of months. That means you can schedule your appointment at a time that is most ideal for you!

On top of that, we will have more time to devote to your chimney. Should you need repairs, a sweeping, or anything else, we can easily get it all done in a timely manner. Once fall comes around, our books fill up fast, and squeezing in last-minute repairs isn’t always so easy. By scheduling now, you know your system will be up and running when the holidays arrive.

You Can Trust In Us

Here at Weststar Chimney, our staff is reliable, professional, and trained to meet your every need. We love serving this area, and we want to help out people all throughout it! One glance at our certifications, reviews, and decades worth of experience is all you need to know that we are dedicated and passionate about what we do.

Please give us a call today – we look forward to hearing from you!

By Mike O'Mara on June 21st, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

How To Increase Dryer Efficiency

Have you been having problems with your dryer? Maybe your clothes aren’t drying in one load… or you could have issues with lint showing up everywhere. Some homeowners complain about excessive heat coming from the dryer or clothes being extra hot when the cycle is finished.

Whatever the problem is, it’s clear that something isn’t running efficiently. If you notice any of these signs, chances are you need some help from a certified professional. Weststar Chimney Sweeps knows all there is to know when it comes to inspecting and cleaning your system! Keep reading to learn more about what we can do for you.

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One thing we may check is that everything was installed correctly. Improper installation can lead to countless issues (and headaches), and we want all of our customers to be able to use their appliances with ease. If the ducts or venting systems were installed poorly, we can find the problem and make any necessary corrections.

Sloppy installation jobs can lead to inefficiency and they can put your home and family at risk, as well. Let us take a look so that you have a clear picture of just how exactly your system is setup. We can’t wait to help you soon!

Cleaning Your Dryer Vents

Another important service to invest in is dryer vent cleaning. Thousands of homeowners per year face hazardous situations due to clogged up vents. Overheating puts you at a higher risk for house fires, and toxins will likely back up into your home if they cannot properly escape. Both of these issues put your home and family in dangerous and life-threatening situations.

Excessive heat, lint inside of the dryer, longer than normal dryer times, a musty odor, and increased temps in the laundry room are all signs that you need help as soon as possible. Call in a professional fast, so that you can gain the peace of mind you deserve!

We can clear any excess lint out of your dryer vent system so that you can rest easy knowing your home is safer. On top of this, clean dryer vents ensure shorter dryer times, saving you money on energy bills. Not to mention, you can cross laundry off your to-do list that much faster! Our certified staff will use the appropriate tools to clear out your system – count on us for your dryer vent cleaning every year!

Providing Top Of The Line Home Care

If you’re looking for a dependable home and chimney care, there is nowhere better than Weststar Chimney Sweeps. Our CSIA certified staff has been providing dependable care to this area for almost 20 years, and we can’t wait to help our customers for many more years to come!

Check out our website today to learn more about all that we can offer you. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

By Mike O'Mara on June 5th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , | Leave a Comment