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To maintain a properly functioning chimney, it’s important to get occasional inspections and repairs. If you’re unsure of when you may need to hire chimney sweeps, here are some signs that it’s time to call your local chimney professionals. 1. Fires Aren’t Burning Well in Your Fireplace If you’re having a difficult time igniting a… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Cleaning

Everyone enjoys the idea of a warm and cozy night with their family by the fireplace. There are songs written about it. When the weather cools down, nothing sounds sweeter, but it’s important to make sure your fireplace is ready to go when you need it. Otherwise, you run the risk of a fire starting… Read more »

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Some heating systems, fireplaces and gas water heaters can be vented in multiple ways. One option is to use a traditional chimney. You could also connect the equipment to an atmospheric or power vent. What’s the best choice? Height A chimney generally carries pollutants to a greater height than a wall or roof vent. This… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Maintenance

A chimney has the potential to last just as long as your home. However, it could deteriorate sooner in certain situations. The longevity of this vital structure varies based on its design, features, location, usage, cleanliness and maintenance. Cap Does your home’s chimney have a cap? If so, it will probably last longer. This feature… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Inspection

You might know why having a regular chimney inspection is important, but you might not know what happens during the process. A reliable chimney sweep will give you the rundown of what all they checked during the inspection, but if you have never been informed, here are what we are checking. Damage to the Flue… Read more »

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Most people think of chimney sweeping as something that’s needed only once per year. As such, they never think of it until they are ready to begin using their fireplace. While chimney sweeping is needed before winter, you may also want to consider it after a storm – here’s why: #1. Inspect your Chimney for… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Inspection

The cooler winter months seem to bring an influx of home buyers, especially in the California market, and homes with fireplaces are in high demand. If you’re the one selling your home, you may wonder why your chimney needs to be inspected – can’t you leave that to the buyer? Like the question, the answer… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Gas Fireplaces

Have you noticed that the decorative logs, glass, or walls of your gas fireplace are starting to get a soot-like substance on them? If yes, then it needs to be investigated. Gas fireplaces are typically tuned specifically to produce either yellow or blue flames, and typically produce very minimal soot. So, if you have noticed… Read more »