Ask Russ: After Burning Season Maintenance

Ask Russ – Fielding Homeowner Questions.

It’s the end of “winter” and you’re not planning to utilize your fireplace. What kind of maintenance do you need to have done to your system?

  • Get your chimney swept and inspected by a Certified Chimney Sweep® in the spring or summer. Why? Take a listen. (hint: it’s the best time to remove corrosive and flammable deposits and to do repairs and upgrades).
  • Don’t forget to you get your furnace or gas fireplace flues inspected too. Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer.

We’ll be adding new “Ask Russ” features regularly. If you’re a homeowner and have a question for the expert, please send it to marketing@csia.org and we’ll try to get it answered for you.

Russ Dimmitt has nearly three decades of experience in the industry. He came to CSIA from Copperfield Chimney Supply, where he served as Technical Manager with responsibilities including, but not limited to: educational programming, technical writing, and public presentations. Dimmitt maintains CSIA and National Fireplace Institute certifications, serves on the UL Standards Technical Panel and as Secretary of The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation. He also previously served on the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors.

 


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