Chimney Inspection with Winter Right around the Corner

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Getting ready for winter may mean taking care of your landscaping and looking into insulating your home. While these are definitely good things to do, you should also pay special care to get the chimney in your home inspected. Having a thorough chimney inspection Pasadena CA done can tell you a lot about whether it’s… Read more »

The Luck of the Chimney Sweep

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Did you know it’s good luck to see a chimney sweep on your wedding day?  To truly experience the ultimate in good luck, be sure the bride gets a kiss and the groom a handshake from this unlikely harbinger of fortuity. The tradition dates back to the 1700s when King George II was riding his… Read more »

Chimney Maintenance

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Nothing beats the warm, ambient atmosphere that a fireplace can provide; however, the chimneys that provide ventilation for your fires need periodic maintenance and cleaning, much like most other things. Over time, chimneys gather creosote, a carbonaceous chemical. The sticky layer of creosote that resides on the inside walls of your chimney is highly flammable; because of this, it… Read more »

Taking Care of a Vacant Rental? Get Chimney Cleaning Before You Put Up a Listing

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The moment you find out that your tenant will move out of your rental in the near future, you want to start preparing for their departure. Investing in preventive maintenance, repairs, and house cleaning are all things that you will need to do before you list the rental again. But, if you have a chimney, you… Read more »

How wood can keep your chimney clean

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Whenever a wood stove or fireplace is used, it gets dirty, as does the stovepipe and flue. Most wood burners know regular chimney cleanings are important and have a cleaning performed at least every other year. But not everyone knows how great a role fire wood plays in keeping your flue clean. Proper wood cuts… 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 »

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 »

Chimney Sweeping Logs do not Eliminate the Need for Chimney Cleaning

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Tar and creosote builds up inside your chimney each time you use your fireplace. These substances are highly flammable, and increase your risk of fire dramatically. There are several “chimney sweeping logs” on the market that claim to effectively remove tar and creosote, eliminating the need for regular cleanings. However, one of these logs is… Read more »