Chicago winters are snowy and beautiful, magnificent and majestic, but cold and wet. Unfortunately cold and wet winters take a toll on your precious chimney. As a homeowner, you want your chimney to be working properly so you can enjoy those beautiful and majestic Chicago winters. While white snowy roofs are an amazing sight to see, the constant freezing and thawing of the ice is damaging to your chimney. The mortar breaks down overall, causing damage to your chimney.
If you don’t use your fireplace that often, don’t assume that you don’t have to clean your chimney often either. Regardless of how much you use the fireplace, there could be some negative consequences if you wait years to inspect your chimney.