How to Prepare For a Chimney Sweep

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It may seem like a no-brainer to get your home ready for a chimney sweep. You just make sure there is easy access and it’s all good, right? Well, there is more to it than just that. Getting your home ready will take a few extra steps. You don’t need to cover your entire home… Read more »

5 Clear Signs You Need to Hire Chimney Sweeps

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To maintain a properly functioning chimney, it’s important to get occasional inspections and repairs. If you’re unsure of when you may need to hire chimney sweeps, here are some signs that it’s time to call your local chimney professionals. 1. Fires Aren’t Burning Well in Your Fireplace If you’re having a difficult time igniting a… Read more »

Chimney vs. Vent: How Do They Compare?

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Some heating systems, fireplaces and gas water heaters can be vented in multiple ways. One option is to use a traditional chimney. You could also connect the equipment to an atmospheric or power vent. What’s the best choice? Height A chimney generally carries pollutants to a greater height than a wall or roof vent. This… Read more »

How Long Does a Chimney Last?

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A chimney has the potential to last just as long as your home. However, it could deteriorate sooner in certain situations. The longevity of this vital structure varies based on its design, features, location, usage, cleanliness and maintenance. Cap Does your home’s chimney have a cap? If so, it will probably last longer. This feature… Read more »

What Happens During a Chimney Inspection?

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You might know why having a regular chimney inspection is important, but you might not know what happens during the process. A reliable chimney sweep will give you the rundown of what all they checked during the inspection, but if you have never been informed, here are what we are checking. Damage to the Flue… Read more »

Why Your Gas Fireplace is Producing Soot

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Have you noticed that the decorative logs, glass, or walls of your gas fireplace are starting to get a soot-like substance on them? If yes, then it needs to be investigated. Gas fireplaces are typically tuned specifically to produce either yellow or blue flames, and typically produce very minimal soot. So, if you have noticed… Read more »

3 Items to Never Burn in a Fireplace

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If you use your chimney regularly, there is nothing you can do to prevent it from getting dirty. However, you can slow it down by burning proper seasoned wood in your fireplace. Yet, it is rare that seasoned wood is the only thing you burn in your fireplace. It seems like a sensible place to… Read more »