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 »

The Problem with DIY Chimney Sweeping

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Maybe you’re not afraid of heights and are handy with a chimney brush. If that’s the case, why should you spend the money to hire a professional to do your chimney sweeping? Why not just do it yourself? There’s more to chimney cleaning than just cleaning out creosote. A professional chimney sweep will also do… Read more »

The Importance of Chimney Sweeping In Spring

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As a homeowner, you make decisions on how to take care of your home on a daily basis. And whether you are using eco-friendly products for cleaning, taking care of any small problems that may arise, or simply checking off your list of home projects, chimney sweeping should be an important point of consideration. Chimney… Read more »

How Chimney Sweeps Protect You and Your Home

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There are a few areas of your home that probably don’t get the attention they should. One of these things is your chimney; though the chimney plays an integral role in keeping your home safe and healthy, it often isn’t given a second thought. If you haven’t had your chimney professionally cleaned or inspected within… Read more »

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 »