We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
Summer is here! Using your home’s fireplace may be the furthest thing from your mind, but completing some basic maintenance tasks during the hotter months can ensure your unit is ready for the fall and winter. Here are some tips for up keeping your chimney and fireplace during summer:
Complete Needed Repairs – If your chimney or fireplace has unresolved problems that need repair, summer is a great time to get them tackled. Not only do sweeps have more time to complete them but the more milder weather makes both outside and inside work easier to accomplish. This is especially true for larger repairs like a chimney rebuild.
Schedule when Sweeps are Slower – Many sweep firms experience a brief lull in their busy schedules during June, July, and August. You can take advantage of their more flexible days by scheduling your annual cleaning during these months. Completing your cleaning early can also uncover any underlying issues giving you time to rectify them before the cooler days return.
Install a Chimney Cap – Along with the warmer months comes bugs, insects, and little critters all which love to find refuge in a warm, inviting chimney. Keep them at bay by installing a chimney cap to protect the inside. Caps can also help prevent an excess of leaves and other debris from clogging the chimney during fall.
Fix a Smelly Chimney – The humidity of summer can make your chimney stinky. Keep smells away by using a fireplace and chimney deodorant. Rutland’s First Rain Deodorant is the perfect solution to a stinky chimney.
When you’re ready to mark these maintenance tasks of your list, contact the professional team at Lindemann Chimney Service. From deodorizing your hearth to installing a chimney cap, we can help get your fireplace and chimney ready for those cooler months.