During the summer months, you probably don’t think about your fireplace or chimney very often. But you should. Even though your chimney isn’t currently in use, fall is just around the corner. Summer is the ideal time to have your chimney serviced, so any problems that arise can be addressed before you need to use your chimney. After all, no one wants to be stuck with a chimney repair in the cold of winter.


At The Construction Group in Maplewood, we can help you get your chimney ready for the winter now. In this post, you’ll learn what to expect when your chimney is serviced and how to tell when it’s time to have yours checked.


Do You Need a Chimney Inspection?

Your chimney should be inspected each year before you use it. A chimney inspection is a straightforward visual examination of your chimney along with a pressure test. This is important even if you only use your fireplace occasionally. Your annual inspection includes minor maintenance like a chimney cleaning. We’ll also determine if there’s any need to replace the top cover or repair any masonry.


Does Your Masonry Need to be Repaired?

One of the great things about quality masonry is that most of the time, it is strong enough to endure many years of heat and fire. However, extreme temperature changes and other environmental factors can end up causing expansion and contraction that lead to the need for masonry repair. Damaged masonry and crumbling chimneys are often overlooked until the problem becomes significant.


When a chimney is in need of repair, this can end up causing structural damage or even posing a serious fire hazard. A professional contractor can repair any structural issues quickly so you can get your fireplace fired up when you’re ready this fall.


We can also repair masonry to any of these areas of your home:


●        Brick columns

●        Retaining walls

●        Patios

●        Walkways

●        Foundation

●        And more


Connect with our Maplewood Masonry Contractors

Don’t wait until the cold weather starts to roll in this fall to get your chimney inspected and repaired. After all, there’s nothing worse than going to fire up the hearth on a cold night and realizing you forgot to have it inspected. More importantly, getting your masonry inspected protects your home and your family.


To schedule your chimney inspection or to get a free estimate on damaged masonry, connect with our team of Maplewood masonry contractors by calling us at 651-731-5857. Or contact us to discuss your masonry project today.