For more than 25 years, the homeowners of Suffolk County have been counting on Boston’s Finest Masonry for their fireplace and chimney inspection and cleaning needs. As a full-service Hyde Park, MA chimney cleaning company, our team of professionally trained technicians specializes in everything related to fireplace and chimney safety.
Whether you need a routine inspection and cleaning or you require a chimney repair, our team of expert technicians has got you covered! We use the most advanced techniques, proven strategies, and state-of-the-art tools, and we always adhere to the rigorous protocols that have been established by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. For the most efficient, affordable, and reliable Hyde Park, MA chimney cleaning, inspection, and repair services, get in touch with the pros that Suffolk County homeowners trust most: Boston’s Finest Masonry!
How to Prepare for a Professional Hyde Park, MA Chimney Cleaning Inspection
There’s nothing better than sitting back and relaxing with a good book or cuddling up with loved ones in front of a roaring fire on a cold Massachusetts night. A fireplace is an integral part of your Suffolk County home, as it lends to its aesthetic appeal and provides welcoming warmth. In order to ensure that your fireplace remains an asset, it has to be properly maintained, and routine chimney inspections from a reputable Hyde Park, MA chimney cleaning professional is a vital part of that maintenance.
During a chimney inspection, a licensed and professionally trained technician will conduct a thorough investigation of the entire structure. The cap, firebox, chimney liner; every component and surface of the structure will be assessed to ensure it’s in proper working order and that it’s safe to use. If any issues are detected, a Hyde Park, MA chimney cleaning professional will let you know and will recommend – and can make – the necessary repairs.
Needless to say, regular chimney inspections are crucial for the safety of your family and your Suffolk County home. If you’ve never had a chimney inspection before, however, you might be wondering how to prepare. Before the Hyde Park, MA chimney sweep arrives, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Avoid Using Your Fireplace
You want your fireplace and chimney to be cool; otherwise, the chimney sweep who will be assessing the structure could sustain an injury and the chimney inspection may need to be postponed. To prevent any issues, avoid using your fireplace at least 24 to 48 hours before the Hyde Park, MA chimney cleaning professional is scheduled to arrive. Not using your fireplace for a day or two before a chimney inspection should ensure that the structure is cool to the touch so that the technician can perform their services.
Clean the Firebox and Mantle
Take the time to clean out your firebox and to clean off your mantel before your Suffolk County chimney inspection is scheduled. If there’s any wood and/or ash in the firebox, clean it out. If you have any pictures, clocks, or other decorative elements displayed on your mantle, remove them and put them in a safe place until the inspection is complete.
The Hyde Park, MA chimney cleaning professional will be grateful that you took the time to clean out the firebox, and you’ll be glad that you protected any items that you like to display on the mantel.
Protect Furnishings and Floors
Though a reputable Hyde Park, MA chimney cleaning professional will try to be as careful as possible, and while they will likely take precautions to protect your Suffolk County house, providing an extra layer of protection yourself is always a good idea.
You might want to move any furniture and decorative items that are within close proximity to the fireplace, or at the very least, cover them up with a durable protective barrier. Placing a protective barrier on the floors that surround your fireplace, such as a durable drop cloth, is also recommended.
Need to Schedule a Professional Chimney Inspection in Suffolk County?
To learn more about how to prepare for a chimney inspection or to schedule an appointment with a reputable professional, contact Boston’s Finest Masonry! Our Hyde Park, MA chimney cleaning experts will conduct a comprehensive inspection of your Suffolk County chimney and fireplace. We provide the cleaning and repair services that you may require, too. Call 617-870-1477 to speak with one of our associates today!
Hyde Park is the southernmost neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Situated 7.9 miles south of downtown Boston, it is home to a diverse range of people, housing types and social groups. It is an urban location with suburban characteristics.
In 1845, retired businessman Henry Grew took his family on vacation to an area south of the City of Boston, in what was then the western section of Dorchester, and came to a spot in the Neponset River valley with an unexpectedly pleasant view of the nearby Blue Hills. He purchased several hundred acres of land there (which later became known as ‘Grew’s Woods’, partially preserved today as the Stony Brook Reservation and the George Wright Golf Course) and moved to the area in 1847. (Grew later served as chairman of the new Town of Hyde Park’s first board of selectmen and was one of its most prominent citizens.) During the next few years, a group called the Hyde Park Land Company bought about 200 acres of land in the area and began building houses around a small and unofficial passenger stop on the Boston and Providence Railroad that had developed at Kenny’s Bridge, located on the road from Dedham to Milton Lower Mills (the road was River Street, and the station today is Hyde Park Station). At that time, the closest actual station was in the manufacturing district of Readville (formerly Low Plains) in Dedham.
Alpheus Perley Blake is considered the founder of Hyde Park. He was the organizer in 1856 of the Fairmount Land Company and the Twenty Associates, which developed the Fairmount Hill on the western side of Brush Hill Road in Milton. This led to the establishment of a bridge over the Neponset River and a new station on the New York and New England Railroad, which is today’s Fairmount Station. In addition to Blake, The Twenty Associates included William E. Abbot, Amos Angell, Ira L. Benton, Enoch Blake, John Newton Brown, George W. Currier, Hypolitus Fisk, John C. French, David Higgins, John S. Hobbs, Samuel Salmon Mooney, William Nightingale, J. Wentworth Payson, Dwight B. Rich, Alphonso Robinson, William H. Seavey, Daniel Warren, and John Williams. Within a few years, the two land companies had merged and growth in the area accelerated. By 1867, the settlements had grown to the point where there were 6 railroad stations in the area. A formal petition was made to the General Court of the Commonwealth and, after settling land and boundary disputes with Dedham and Milton, the Town of Hyde Park was incorporated on April 22, 1868, in Norfolk County from the settled land in Dorchester (Grew’s Woods and the Hyde Park Land Company development), Milton (Fairmount) and Dedham (Readville). It remained a part of Norfolk County until 1912, when the town voted in favor of annexation to the City of Boston in Suffolk County.
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first official African-American units in the United States Army and which was commanded by Col. Robert G. Shaw and served during the Civil War, was assembled and trained at Camp Meigs in Readville.
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