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When people think about house cleaning and home maintenance, chimney cleaning rarely comes to mind. But regularly neglecting your chimney could really cost you. A clean chimney ensures a fully efficient fireplace, which can save homeowners thousands over time. Frequent chimney cleaning also lowers the amount of smoke that can enter a house while the… Read more »

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Fireplaces are designed strictly to burn seasoned wood; however, that doesn’t stop a number of people from burning other things in them. Burning the wrong items can be harmful in more ways than one, which is why our chimney sweeps recommend you avoid placing the following things in your fireplace. Paper Products It’s perfectly acceptable… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Sweeping

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 »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Restoration

Van Nuys and the surrounding areas are known for their beautiful, historic architecture. It is part of the reason so many people are willing to plunk down more than $360,000 for a single-family home from a bygone era. Unfortunately for homeowners, the California weather can be rough on those old homes, including the chimneys. Overtime,… Read more »

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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 »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Inspection

Fireplaces are wonderful things that can add value to your home and create a homey atmosphere when lit. Like the rest of your home, your fireplace needs regular maintenance, cleaning and inspection. Every one to three years, you should have a Level 1 inspection done of your chimney. A Level 1 inspection is a visual… Read more »