The Dangers of Not Having a Chimney Cap

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One thing many people overlook when chimney building involves installing a cap. A chimney cap is more than just decorative; it provides your chimney with a great deal of protection in more ways than one. Here are some problems you could face by failing to install a chimney cap. Water Damage Using a chimney without a… Read more »

Chimney Sweeps – Their Lore, Legends & Luck

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Chimney sweeps have been around for centuries, and, during that time, they’ve acquired some fascinating and unique lore, as befits the interesting service they’ve provided. According to legend, in 1066 a chimney sweep saved the life of King William of Britain. The sweep “swept” the king to safety from a runaway carriage. The grateful king… Read more »

The Importance of a Chimney Sweep’s Certifications & Professional Memberships

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For homeowners that rely on a fireplace as a primary or supplemental heat source during winter months, the Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends having a safety inspection and cleaning of the home’s chimney or flue vent once a year. Homeowners who routinely neglect this crucial bit of home maintenance could be at risk for… Read more »