In Europe a few centuries ago, chimney sweeps were commonly children as young as six years old. Young children did this job because, given their size, they could go from bottom to top inside narrow chimneys to remove soot, obstructions, etc. Children completing this dangerous of a job was eventually outlawed. And, thankfully, today’s chimney… Read more »
Monthly Archives: August 2019
Why Is My Chimney Leaking?
Leaking chimneys can quickly become costly, not only to your chimney but to your home’s interior. Left untreated, chimney leaks can lead to water damage. That’s why it’s important to have your chimney inspected annually and fix leaks as quickly as possible. Here are several common causes of chimney leaks. Damaged Chimney Cap The chimney… Read more »
Chimney Cleaning: It’s a Good Idea
Chimney fires cause many houses to burn down each year. In many cases, if the homeowner had called a chimney sweep and had the chimney cleaned, the fire could have been prevented. Chimney cleaning helps prevent chimney fires, and anyone with an active, wood-burning wood stove or fireplace in their home can go a long… Read more »