What Your Chimney Odors Are Telling You

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A perfect chimney is one that doesn’t smell, or at least doesn’t smell so strongly that you can smell it across the room. Sometimes chimney odors can be expected, especially on humid summer days, but with regular cleaning it doesn’t need to be an issue. That being said, if your chimney is starting to smell,… Read more »

Chimney Repair: Why It’s Important

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Prior to using your fireplace, you will need to have your chimney professionally inspected for signs of damage. When your chimney needs repairs, and you use it anyway, it can be un-safe for you and your family. Keep reading for reasons why it’s important to have chimney repairs done. Creosote Build-Up Poses a Fire Risk… 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 »

Insurance Providers Care about Chimney Inspections and Chimney Maintenance

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Proper chimney care will go a long way in keeping a dwelling safeguarded against a risk of fire. Chimney inspections and proper maintenance practices are two things that insurance providers take note of when it comes to offering coverage or renewing a policy. Underwriters are also starting to ask insurance agents and third-party inspectors to… 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 »

Maintain Your Chimney This Summer

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One of the best times to notice the need for home remodeling and improvement is during the summer. Not only is the weather hospitable to making repairs, but they are often easier to spot as well. Naturally, there are many things to focus on after the long winter months. One great place to start is… Read more »

Signs You May Need Chimney Restoration

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Chimneys tend to be one area of the home that many people never think about except during the winter. For this reason, it’s not unusual for chimney repairs to be overlooked until major damage has been done. Chimney restoration could be needed to eliminate structural damage and ensure your chimney is safe. Here are a… Read more »

What to Keep Out of Your Fireplace

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Fireplaces are designed strictly to burn seasoned wood; however, that doesn’t stop a number of people from burning other things in them. Burning the wrong items can be harmful in more ways than one, which is why our chimney sweeps recommend you avoid placing the following things in your fireplace. Paper Products It’s perfectly acceptable… Read more »