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We Can Handle Any Chimney Repair Job

It happens more often than you might think: people with fireplaces not actually using their fireplace. For some, it’s just too much of a hassle to keep firewood handy. For others, they know that their chimney needs to be repaired and they don’t want to spend the money to do it. Some people simply don’t have the time to enjoy their fireplace. Whatever the case may be, you can’t simply ignore an unused fireplace. Even if you have never used your fireplace, you still have to give it some attention.

Here at ChimneyTek, we have more than 25 years of experience with chimney service in Glen Burnie, MD and the surrounding areas. We know firsthand what can happen if you simply ignore an unused chimney. That’s why we want to address a question we hear very often: should you seal an unused chimney flue? If you have questions about your chimney flue, fireplace, wood stove, or pellet stove, don’t hesitate to give us a call and get some answers.

Should You Seal an Unused Chimney Flue?

The short answer is a resounding “yes!” Even if you have never used your chimney, you should still have it professionally inspected. If it turns out there are cracks or leaks in the flue, you should have them repaired as soon as possible. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Inefficient Heating – If you’re not using your fireplace, then you are using some other type of home heating system. A leak in your chimney flue will allow warm air to seep out, which will cause a spike in your heating bills and may leave you cold in your own house.
  • Air Conditioner Working Overtime – A leak or unsealed chimney flue will allow cold air to escape your home in the summer months. This means that your AC will have to work harder and stay on longer to cool your house down. All the extra work will likely shorten the lifespan of your air conditioner.
  • Rodent Infestation – Leaks in your chimney flue are perfect access points for rodents and other pests. Rodent infestations can pose health risks to you and your family.

Count on ChimneyTek

Make sure that whoever you hire for sealing is certified and professional. Here at ChimneyTek, our team is Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified and we have more than 25 years of experience with chimneys of all kinds. We can completely seal your unused chimney and so much more. Call us to learn more about our comprehensive services!