It may seem like a no-brainer to get your home ready for a chimney sweep. You just make sure there is easy access and it’s all good, right? Well, there is more to it than just that. Getting your home ready will take a few extra steps. You don’t need to cover your entire home… Read more »
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3 Benefits of Yearly Chimney Cleaning Services
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 »
Chimney vs. Vent: How Do They Compare?
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 »
Progression of the Chimney Sweep
In Europe a few centuries ago, chimney sweeps were commonly children as young as six years old. Young children did this job because, given their size, they could go from bottom to top inside narrow chimneys to remove soot, obstructions, etc. Children completing this dangerous of a job was eventually outlawed. And, thankfully, today’s chimney… Read more »
Why Your Chimney Needs Regular Inspection
Every house with a chimney needs an inspection of this structure at least once every three years. Why? Chimneys allow smoke and dangerous gases to safely vent to the outdoors from a fireplace, wood stove, or a fireplace insert fueled by gas. When something goes wrong with a chimney system, the potential consequences include exposure… Read more »
Should I Restore Or Rebuild My Chimney?
All chimneys will need maintenance at some point in order to live a strong structural life. Sometimes, however, there may be a time to choose to either rebuild or restore your chimney. You may come and go from your home without really taking a good look at your chimney but maybe it is time. When… Read more »
Get a Chimney Inspection Before Selling Your Home
If you have been consistent with upkeep since you moved into your home and are interested in selling your house, you may be determined to sell it in turnkey condition. While you will know about the condition of certain features that are easy to inspect on your own, you may have a beautiful fireplace that… Read more »
Chimney Cleaning & Preparing your Fireplace for Colder Weather
When the temperatures drop, you will probably want to be able to use your fireplace. If you want to do this without a problem, now is the time to start thinking about your fireplace and chimney. Here is some information to help to ensure that you’re prepared to use your fireplace this fall and winter…. Read more »