As winter and spring come to an end, the unfortunate truth is that you’ll probably get less usage out of your fireplace. However, luckily for you, there are plenty of things that can be done to your fireplace in summer. This is the best time to carry out home renovations, adding new features or changing up your decorations. This is also the best time to carry out some safety checks – after heavy use, there’s no doubt that there will be some maintenance to be done.
Sweeping your chimney is one of the most important maintenance tasks you need to do for your fireplace in summer, and this season is the perfect time to do it, especially after a long winter of frequent use
Over time, any type of stove chimneys can develop blockages. If these remain uncleaned, they have a huge potential to cause a fire in your home as a blockage can prevent the smoke from escaping. This should be done about once a year.
Not only does sweeping clear the blockages, it can also ensure there are no rouge birds nests at the top of your chimney. Many different birds take a liking to chimneys, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Service a Gas Fire
If you have a dormant fireplace in summer, then it may be the time to have it serviced, especially If it’s a gas fire. Gas fires are becoming more and more popular today and look stunning in any type of home. However, they do come with the responsibility of needing to be serviced. With the use of gas, it would require a gas engineer to come out and investigate the fireplace to ensure all components are safe and working properly.
Invest in a New Fireplace Surround
While your fireplace is having its yearly rest, you may want to look into upgrading the fireplace surround. They come in a vast range of styles, materials and colours with something to match all types of homes. Fireplace surrounds can also suit both traditional stoves and gas fires, so there’s nothing to restrict you from improving your current space.
Decorate Your Firebox for Fireplace Surround
As we transition from the cold winter months into the warm spring and summer seasons, it’s the perfect time to switch up your room’s decorations. The fireplace surround provides ample space to feature your favourite family photos or add some vibrant flowers to really make the room ‘pop’. If you are missing the sweet aroma of burning wood, then you may even want to light a candle or two for a more comfortable and familiar atmosphere.
For anyone looking for a fireplace in Aylesbury, Bedford, Milton Keynes, or Northampton this summer, then Burning Inspiration is the place for you. We’re a team of passionate professionals who are dedicated to providing your home with the perfect fitting fireplaces, stoves or surrounds. Contact Burning Inspiration to learn more.