How to Prepare Your Chimney for Autumn

A cozy fireplace

Fall is almost here, and with it comes those delightfully cool evenings perfect for cozying up in front of the fireplace. While it is tempting to light up a nice fire at the first sign of a chilly evening, some key steps must be taken before you can safely do so!

Below are a few things you should do to ensure your fireplace and chimney are safe and ready to be used!

Clear Out Any Clutter

Of course, a great first step to any preparation is to tidy up!

Whether you have clutter around it or even if a few things crept inside the fireplace, starting with a good clean-out allows you to assess and start fresh!

Prepare Your Firewood

Making sure any old firewood is still good to use is a must! You want to ensure that they are not too wet if they have been stored outside.

Some of our top picks for wood are: oak, maple, and birch!

Get Your Chimney Inspected

The most important step in preparing your chimney for the upcoming cold weather is getting your chimney inspected. A thorough chimney inspection is paramount in ensuring everything is running as it should, there are no blocks, and you can safely use your fireplace.

A bonus of choosing us at Old Tyme to do your inspection is that we are equipped to go above and beyond. This includes the ability to offer you repairs or replacements on anything that may need it in your chimney!

At Old Tyme Chimney Sweep, we proudly provide the greater Cape Cod area with our chimney, fireplace, and masonry services. We take pride in our work, and our reviews show just how professional and expeditious we are. To inquire about our services, call us at 508-759-0930email us, or visit our website.