Chimney Sweeps: Who Do I Hire?

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While you can maintain your fireplace all year long, yearly inspections are still key to ensuring fires or carbon monoxide poisonings don’t befall your household. Hiring a chimney sweep that is capable of proper inspection and cleaning is crucial so that you can continue to enjoy your fireplace. Certified sweep companies are highly recommended to… Read more »

The Importance of Chimney Cleaning

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Homeowners need to know their chimney is something that is going to need attention and effort to keep clean. If they just bought the home, they probably have never had a chimney, especially if it their first home. They need to know that a critical part of chimney ownership is keeping it clean and well maintained.  Scheduling regular chimney cleaning is going… Read more »

Regular Chimney Inspections are Vital

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Many newer homes with a decorative gas-fueled fireplace insert have no chimney, but if you have an older home with a fireplace and a chimney, particularly a masonry firebox with brick or concrete blocks, then regular chimney inspections are vital. Why? A chimney inspection can determine if the fireplace has a cracked firebox. This element is… Read more »

Springtime Chimney Cleaning and Maintenance

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Spring is approaching, and as the cold weather of winter makes way for warmer temperatures you are probably using your fireplace less frequently. This is the perfect time to start thinking about what maintenance is best for your chimney. When considering spring-time chimney cleaning, there are a few important things to keep in mind: If… Read more »

3 Common Chimney Problems

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There’s nothing that compares to the warmth and relaxing ambiance of a fire. But if you want to safely enjoy the fireplace in your home, you’ll need to ensure the chimney is properly maintained. Today we’re going to take a look at some common chimney problems. 1) Cracked Flue One of the most common chimney… Read more »

5 Signs It’s Time for a Chimney Inspection

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During the winter, you rely on your home’s heating system to keep your family comfortable when it’s cold. In order to ensure the safety of your home and family, it is important to perform routine maintenance, including chimney inspections. If you are unsure about whether you need one, here are 5 signs it’s time for… Read more »

Two Ways to Tell It’s Time for Chimney Repair

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A wood burning fireplace is one of the greatest luxuries a home can have when wintertime rolls around. Yet it is important to realize the importance of regular maintenance and repair–especially where your chimney is concerned. Read on to learn about two signs it’s time to have your chimney repaired. Damper Rust All chimneys are constructed… Read more »