The summer is almost over, but there is still time for you to prepare your chimney for the fall and winter seasons.
Most wait until the fall to have their chimneys cleaned and inspected, but did you know that best time to address your chimney's safety is the summer season? Well, if you are wondering why, here are a few reasons:
1. Prices! The summer is considered the off-season for chimney companies; the demand for fireplace cleaning is relatively low, therefore the cost for cleaning is also low. The average cost of fireplace cleaning in the DC, VA and MD metropolitan area during the fall is $189, during the summer however, the average cost is around $139. Customers can also enjoy reduced prices on chimney repairs. Chimney companies will likely offer you a greater discount during their off season, than during the fall.
2. Weather! The [mostly] dry weather of summer, is a great time to address chimney repairs. Most chimney problems are worsened during the cold weather, so tending to your chimney's damage during the summer will prevent further deterioration over the fall and winter season. And of course, it's cheaper!
3. Don't wait until the 11th hour! Fall is the busiest season, and while many companies offer same or next day service, every chimney company's fall schedule is fraught with customers in need of chimney service, so it's first come, first serve... and there's a lot of people coming. Oh, and did I mention, it's cheaper?
So call Priddy Clean now and have your chimney cleaned and inspected early, if there are repairs needed, take care of them before the fall season rush!
And remember: If we didn't clean it, it's not Priddy Clean!