1. It’s easier to schedule a cleaning at a time that’s convenient for you. Homeowners usually think of chimney maintenance in autumn, when cold weather is around the corner. Local chimney sweeps are often overbooked during the Autumn. Homeowners who clean their chimneys in the spring can enjoy being a special customer of the local professional chimney sweep. The technician will have more time to do a thorough job and will be able to take the time to answer all of your questions.

2. Getting your fireplace cleaned in springtime will help to eliminate fireplace smells, which get much worse, the warmer the weather is. A thoroughly clean and swept flue and fireplace make for a cleaner, fresher-smelling home.

3. You can reduce the possibility of corrosion caused by deposits such as creosote. When they are left on the flue liner and moisture gets in, the result could be serious damage which requires costly repairs.

4. It’s possible that your chimney is in need of repair. It helps to have more time, if you find out that maintenance or repairs will be needed on any of the chimney or fireplace components. Your professional chimney sweep is qualified to identify any issues which need to be addressed. He won't be paddling around in the mud, rain and snow trying to get you warm for Christmas.

5 Give us a break, we are totally run ragged in the winter up to Christmas installing and sweeping. We cannot offer the full professional service we would like. We are all at exhaustion point due to everyone wanting it all done as the weather gets colder. Winter happens every year folks. Just because you spend some money in the spring and not lit the fire, it isn't wasted, you will light that fire again. (all meat with the maximum respect)