As the New York winter fast approaches, it becomes increasingly more important that we prepare our homes for the change in scenery. There are a variety of maintenance tasks and preventative measures that should be on your home maintenance checklist, however, some tasks are more important than others. If you will be one of the many New York residents that utilizes their fireplace this winter, you must give it the attention it needs to keep you safe.
Fireplace cleaning is one of the most important home maintenance tasks. Without proper fireplace cleaning, you leave all of your personal belongings, and your home, vulnerable to a damaging fire. Creosote buildup in chimneys can prove to leave deadly consequences in its wake.
If you have not yet scheduled an inspection, now it the time to do so. Fireplace inspections are in high demand once the New York winter comes closer, therefore, you must schedule your inspection before it is too late. It is also important to schedule your inspection before winter arrives to make sure that any necessary repairs can be carried through. Winter chill can often ruin the materials used to repair a chimney or fireplace. Therefore, discovery of damage once the winter season is already if full force can prove to be consequential.
Despite common homeowner neglect, your fireplace and chimney require a great deal of attention. Without conducting these preventative measures and maintenance tasks, you leave your home vulnerable to fire and ruin. In order to safeguard your home during the New York winter, you must have your chimney and fireplace inspected by a professional.
Contact Perry & Carroll for all of your homeowners insurance needs. Always going above and beyond to protect your assets in every realm of your life, allow us to provide your home with optimal protection from fires and other common perils.