Progression of the Chimney Sweep

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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 »

Why Chimney Sweeping isn’t a DIY Job

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If you’re a regular member of the “Do-It-Yourself” club, sweeping your own chimney sounds easy-peasy, nothing to it, and a money-saver. But hold on! There’s far more that goes into the task of chimney sweeping than simply buying a brush, rods, and watching a how-to video. Having that said, ridding your chimney of built-up creosote… Read more »

Chimney Sweeps: More than Just Cleaners

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A basic Google search for a chimney sweep turns up this definition: a person whose job is cleaning out the soot from chimneys. However, chimney sweeps do more than just clean chimneys. They inspect your chimney for damage, rebuild, install, and maintain fireplaces in the home. Over time, chimneys will develop creosote, a flammable build… Read more »

Chimney Sweeping: Why it Matters so Much

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Keeping your chimney clean and in good repair is essential to the health of your family. It is a vital component of your home that removes dangerous gases, such as carbon monoxide, from the air inside your home. Not to mention creosote, as you might have guessed is extremely flammable, and a fire that starts… 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 »