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Posted by & filed under Chimney Cleaning

Did you know it’s good luck to see a chimney sweep on your wedding day?  To truly experience the ultimate in good luck, be sure the bride gets a kiss and the groom a handshake from this unlikely harbinger of fortuity. The tradition dates back to the 1700s when King George II was riding his… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Maintenance

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 »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping

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 »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Restoration

Chimneys are a beautiful and stately feature on any home.  They add allure, coziness, and character to the architecture.  Chimneys are also very practical for the warmth and value they add to your home.  Constructing a fireplace in a new or old home, or a commercial space is a job that requires care and expertise.  Proper knowledge… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Cleaning

Whenever a wood stove or fireplace is used, it gets dirty, as does the stovepipe and flue. Most wood burners know regular chimney cleanings are important and have a cleaning performed at least every other year. But not everyone knows how great a role fire wood plays in keeping your flue clean. Proper wood cuts… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Inspection, Chimney Maintenance

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 »