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Fire Safety Tips For The Holidays

The holidays are here and families everywhere are planning get-togethers and parties so they can celebrate with loved ones. Fireplaces no doubt set a festive mood for such occasions, but should always be used responsibly, no matter the time or event. As you use your fireplace this winter, we want to remind you to practice fire safety every time you burn.

Top Hat Chimney Sweeps is here with some tips to keep you educated and informed!

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It’s important to ensure your little ones know all about the rules regarding the fireplace. Kids and pets should always be kept at a safe distance and should never be allowed to play near the fireplace. Advise your children on the dangers of unsafe fireplace practices, and be sure they’re not throwing anything into the fire or using flammable toys anywhere close to the flames.

It’s also important to plan two ways out of your home, should a fire occur, and perform a couple fire drills throughout the year, so everyone knows where they should be if they hear the smoke detectors go off. In the event of the fire, get out as quickly as possible and contact proper authorities right away. And remember – never go back into the building, once you are safely out!

Install Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Another important step in fire safety is to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home. Check them on a regular basis (monthly is recommended) to ensure they are working properly, and never put off changing the batteries, when needed. Smoke detectors alert homeowners to the first signs of trouble and, if a fire occurs while everyone is sleeping, they are a surefire way to get everyone up and out of the house fast.

Carbon monoxide detectors play a big role in fire safety, too. Carbon monoxide has no odor and cannot be seen, making it basically impossible to detect. Unfortunately, side effects of inhaling this toxin can be fatal. By having a detector installed, you ensure you’re informed as soon as carbon monoxide makes a presence in your home. If it goes off, leave the house immediately and call proper authorities.

Get Your Chimney Inspected

If you haven’t had your chimney inspected yet, now is the time to get it done! The CSIA recommends having this done at least once per year, and making the investment right before your burning season kicks off is ideal. Let our expert staff come in and check things over! We’ll check for creosote accumulation, cracks, holes, or any other needed repairs or replacement parts.

At Top Hat Chimney Sweeps we’re here to answer any and all of your questions. Our staff wants families throughout the area to have a safe and happy holiday season… turn to us today, so we can set you up right!

We Serve Columbus Georgia!

At Top Hat Chimney Sweeps, we like to serve a wide customer base and help out as many homeowners as possible. That’s why we’re here to remind you that we serve many towns throughout West Central Georgia! That’s right – just because we have an Alabama zip code doesn’t mean we won’t travel to surrounding cities. If you live in or near Troup, Harris, Chattahoochee, Muscogee, Marion, Talbot, Marion Cities or Lake Martin, then we are here for you!

Hire Us For Inspections & Cleanings

We Serve Georgia Image - Auburn AL - Top Hat Chimney SweepsWhen it comes to fireplace maintenance, investing in regular inspections is vital for keeping things in tip-top shape. The CSIA recommends getting at least one chimney inspection done per year, and it’s important that you trust in a certified professional to get the job done right! At Top Hat Chimney Sweeps, our CSIA certified staff can check things over and alert you to any potential issues.

We can also check for creosote buildup and other debris, and we will clean out your system, as necessary. Creosote accumulation can lead to serious problems and it increases your risk for  chimney fires. If you experience a chimney fire, the integrity of your structure will be severely compromised and your home will be vulnerable to stray flames and smoke. It’s not worth putting your friends and family in harm’s way. Let us look things over, so you know you’re as safe as possible this holiday season.

In Need Of Repairs?

It’s not uncommon to require some fix-ups from time to time. If you need holes patched up, brickwork repaired, a damper or chimney cap installed, or some other chimney repair jobs done, we are certain we can help you out! From liners to leaks to waterproofing, we have got you covered. No more how big or small your issue is, our qualified staff will take it on and get things back to normal!

Don’t Forget Your Dryer Vents!

It’s easy to forget that your dryer vents need attention, too. The crew at Top Hat Chimney specializes in dryer vent cleaning, installation, and repair, so it’s easier than ever to make us your one stop shop for it all! Like chimneys, dryer vents need annual check-ups to ensure proper functioning. Backed up vents can lead to fires and can also cause fumes and harmful toxins to enter your home. These issues cause damage and leave loved ones ill.

It’s best to call in a professional every year, so that you avoid any chance of injury or home damage. Let us give you the peace of mind you’re looking for! Call in our top of the line technicians today.

We Handle It All

As you can see, we will take care of everything you need to get your home ready for the holidays. Let’s work together to make this season as festive as possible! Contact us and we’ll set you up with an appointment right away.