Feasterville-Trevose, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/13/2019 -- As the top-rated provider of brick pointing in Philadelphia, Above All Chimneys has been helping homeowners prepare their fireplaces for fall for over three decades. Their dedicated team of masonry and chimney specialists assists with cleaning, maintenance, brickwork, and essential chimney preservation. With fall fast approaching, their team has advised on how to prepare fireplaces for the colder months.
For wood-burning fireplaces, a professional chimney sweep should be booked for an inspection before the first fire of the season is lit. These professionals should remove all creosote deposits, replace any broken seals around gaskets, the damper, ash dump, and replace or repair any damaged brick lining around the fireplace. As a safety measure, homeowners should frequently check and replace batteries for their smoke and carbon monoxide detector alarms.
Other ways that homeowners can prepare their fireplace for the fall include stocking up on the right types of firewood and letting family members know not to overload the fireplace while using it. The best types of wood to burn in a fireplace are seasonal hardwoods that are dense and dry, as fresher wood is likely to produce more flammable creosote. And as long as the fireplace is used appropriately, homeowners should not have to worry about excess creosote buildup.
As with wood-burning appliances, the batteries should be replaced in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and they should be tested for correct operation. For additional information and brick repair in Philadelphia, visit https://www.aboveallchimneys.com/
About Above All Chimney & Masonry
Located in Langhorne, PA, Above All Chimney & Masonry provides their clients with masonry services in a 20-mile radius from their location. With expert technicians, the team has over 30 years of experience with chimney sweeping, repairs, inspections, hardscaping, and more. For all brick work, cleanings, and maintenance needed to preserve the chimney and protect the home; the company serves Central Bucks, Lower Bucks, Upper Bucks, Montgomery, Northeast Philadelphia Counties and some parts of New Jersey.
For more information or to schedule a service, please visit http://www.aboveallchimneys.com/.