Chimney housekeeping and risk management equals a good investment
Good housekeeping, it should be obvious to you, gets you to keep your entire home spic and span. Good risk management, on the other hand, is often only something that is looked at in the commercial or business world. But why not in the domestic environment as well? Not only does good management keep you and your family safe, it also contributes handily to keeping all fixtures and fittings in good working order.
Not only that, you should be inspecting your interior and exterior walls as well. You will also be inspecting your roof. Another aspect of the home’s infrastructure that tends to get overlooked is that of the chimney. If interior walls need to be given just another lick of paint, then that is something you could get your hands dirty with and have quite a bit of artistic inspirational fun with. But if both interior and external walls need to be recoated or re-plastered, then it would be ideal to utilize the services of specialists in this area.
The same goes for retiling or repairing loose tiles on your roof and having your chimney cleaned where a specialized process of chimney relining will be carried out. Plumbing specialists and draining experts might need to be called in to inspect your basement walls or leaking stains in your bathroom and kitchen. The chimney specialist will also be looking at the stack’s exterior surface, ensuring that there are no loose tiles there either.
There are some things you can do yourself, but best domestic practice still says that the bigger jobs, as outlined here, should still be left to the experts. And it all adds up. It ends up improving the value of your home.