Reasons to get a sweep when selling!

Selling your home can be one of the most stressful times for anyone, and it’s getting even more stressful due to the increase in “turn-key houses” where nothing can be wrong or out of place at the time of sale. A chimney sweep is something that is cheap and puts you ahead of the competition.

As well as being something more and more home inspectors/buyers look at to assess the value of your property. If a potential home buyer sees your chimney is filthy then they will assume the rest of your house went years without proper maintenance and was neglected.

This puts the idea that you just made some last-minute repairs and put up a quick coat of paint without caring about the quality of the home. 

According to the National Association of Realtors having a fireplace increases the value of your home by twelve-percent (This only goes down if your chimney has not received proper maintenance). Twelve-percent may not seem as much as it truly is, but to put this in comparison if you have a two-hundred-thousand dollar house just by having a clean working chimney your home value increases twenty-four-thousand dollars. 

  • Increase in home value 
  • puts you ahead of your competition 
  • prevents anything that would stop a home sale from going through

Reasons to get a sweep when buying!

When buying a home you want everything to already be done and ready to move in. An uncleaned/uninspected chimney may jeopardize all of this and more.

An uncleaned flue pipe with creosote can lead to a chimney fire, while a cracked/damaged chimney can lead to leaks, and a missing chimney cap can let animals inside your home.

Any one of these can ruin your home buying experience. When you’re buying a house with no inspection, you’re going in blind which can lead to tens of thousands of dollars worth of damages (depending on what’s wrong).

This is the reason when a home inspection is being done you always need to ask for a chimney inspection. Worst case scenario you spend a few hundred dollars for a needed cleaning/inspection compared to buying a house and a chimney fire or leak causes you to lose your newly purchased home. 

  • Prevents dangers to your home and family
  • Prevents thousands of dollars in damages
  • Stops people trying to make a quick sale at your expense 

About Sootmaster:

Sootmaster chimney sweep specializes in chimney cleaning, water leak repairs, animal removals, and fireplace design. We pride ourselves on being efficient, honest, professional, informative, with amazing customer service.

Our goal is to provide high-quality service to our customers that will establish loyalty and trust. Our first-class team is trained and experts in the field of work. We’re clean and considerate about protecting your property and home. We’ll call ahead with expected arrival times or delays, and provide before-and-after photos of our work.

We’re a low-pressure team who will focus on your specific needs rather than making a sale. Building a relationship with you is our priority. From simple maintenance tips to detailed advice on fireplace installations, we’re here to help.