Nothing beats the glow from your fireplace on a cold February evening in Chicago. The glow soothes you, the dancing flame relaxes your mind and the smell of the wood comforts us like an old friend. However, this enjoyment can quickly turn to dismay when we notice that something isn’t quite right with our fireplace; it appears that the firebricks have come loose, or maybe the liner is rusting out, or perhaps the insert is no longer sitting flush with the frame. Now what do you do? You can’t in good conscience ignore the problems, and simply not using your fireplace on those cold, windy city nights is no solution at all.
The right thing to do is call in a professional to repair the problem, so you can get back to enjoying your warmth and comfort.
Hiring a Pro Saves Money in the Long Run
Your neighbor, let’s call him “Mr. Fix It” boasts how he can repair anything, and he tells you to save your money by hiring him to fix it. Tempting as that offer may sound, it is sure to cost you a whole lot of money down the road. To properly repair a fireplace you must first evaluate all the components of the unit to determine what needs to be worked on. The only way to do this is by thoroughly inspecting the entire fireplace system. It makes no sense to just reseal your fireplace insert, if your chimney liner also needs replacing. The only people that you should allow to work on your fireplace should be trained professionals like the specialists at Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration. They are fully certified and licensed to inspect your unit and repair the failed components. Doing it right the first time ensures that you can enjoy your fireplace for years to come. And you don’t have to worry about “Mr. Fix It, he’ll find plenty of other things to do.
Insurance Companies Want it Done Right
There’s an old saying about being careful when you play with fire, and in this case it’s absolutely true. The insurance policy on your home contains specific clauses that deal with fireplaces, and they usually require that you have it professionally serviced and repaired by a licensed professional. The technicians at Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration offer you quality work with a great guarantee. You can rest assured that your fireplace will perform safely and that your insurance company will continue to cover you.
Here are some of the key points to consider when hiring a fireplace repair company.
- Fully licensed and insured to work in the industry
- Members of a professional association
- Properly trained and equipped with safety equipment
- Well established with a good reputation
When having your fireplace repaired be sure to hire Chicago’s most trusted fireplace repair company. Call Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration today to book an appointment.