It is recommended that homeowner’s have their chimneys cleaned at least twice a year. Unfortunately, many homeowner’s don’t do this, and it can cost them big. Here are a few of the key reasons why regular chimney cleaning is extremely important.
It Prevents Fires
Soot and ash from smoke can build up in your chimney, as can debris that pests bring inside the flume. Unfortunately, this can cause a major fire. When you start a fire in the chimney, the heat, flames or ash can spark a fire higher up in the chimney where this debris resides. While chimney fires may be covered by homeowner’s insurance in some cases, they can be denied if you fail to properly maintain the chimney. Failing to clean your chimney often can show that you did not maintain the chimney, which can end up costing you thousands of dollars.
It Extends the Life of Your Chimney
Another huge benefit to regular chimney cleaning is that it extends the lifespan of your chimney. This includes the bricks and vents. It removes debris and build up that could otherwise damage these items and cause you to need a chimney rebuild or repair faster than you otherwise should.
It Reduces Allergens From Coming Into Your Home
The last benefit to chimney cleaning is that it removes dirt, dust, dander and debris that may otherwise float into your house, causing your allergies to flair up. Cleaning your chimney helps you to keep your home a bit cleaner and minimizes the allergens that come in through your chimney.
If you have encountered chimney problems, or have additional questions about your homeowner’s insurance and chimneys, contact the Shaner Insurance Group, serving the greater Tucson, AZ area. We can help answer any questions you have about your policy or provide you with quotes for a new policy. Give us a call today to get started.