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  • How To Prep Your Fireplace For The Cold Months

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    If you have a fireplace that you use in the cold months, then be sure to take a look at some of these tips on how to prep them this Fall and Winter. Be sure to contact your Cleveland Contractors at Reilly Painting for any help you might need!

    1. Hire a Chimney Sweep

    The National Fire Protection Association recommends that chimneys be swept at least once a year at the beginning of the winter to remove soot and debris. Find a certified sweep in your area via the Chimney Safety Institute of America.

    2. Check for Damage

    In addition to cleaning, a chimney sweep should inspect the chimney structure for cracks, loose bricks, or missing mortar. Chimney liners should also be checked for cracking or deterioration.

    3. Cap the Chimney

    A cap fitted with wire-mesh sides covers the top of the chimney and keeps rain, birds, squirrels, and debris from entering. Replace or repair a cap that's missing or damaged.

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