Here at Paradiso Insurance, we work very hard to find you the best coverage you need for the best available price, when we shop amongst the multiple carriers we represent as independent insurance agents. Although, when we have an opportunity to, we try to give our customers and clients advice so that they don’t have to use there insurance. It’s important to stay protected in case of an emergency, but if you can avoid risk altogether, that’s the best for the safety of you and your family (and will also keep your insurance premium at a low, affordable rate).
Today, we wanted to talk to our homeowners about there about getting their chimney cleaned before winter to better protect you and your home!
The Risks of a Dirty Chimney
Your chimney can add a huge risk to your home if it is not maintained properly. While you may enjoy relaxing in front of the fireplace, it’s important to remember that it does in fact need routine maintenance. Dirty chimneys can cause chimney fires, which can damage the architectural structures in your home, destroy your home completely, or put you and your loved ones at risk.
If you fear the risk of a chimney fire, some signs you should look out for include:
- Loud cracking or popping noises
- A lot of dense smoke coming out of your chimney
- An intense, very hot smell
Getting your Chimney Cleaned
Right now is the perfect time of year to get your chimney cleaned. If you wait too long, winter will be upon us, and you may have missed your chance. If you get it done now though, you’re all set for the winter, which is the time of year that your chimney will likely see the most use.
Looking to get a chimney cleaning scheduled? Click the link below to learn about how our trusted partners can help you today!