Things on Your Chimney Sweep’s Inspection Checklist

A chimney sweep is a professional who has the requisite tools and training to ensure that you can use your chimney without worry each winter. A sweep must be certified, and carry out each inspection in a professional manner. After an inspection, the homeowner will receive a detailed report. Here is some information that will […]

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Start the Year Right with Some Crazy Chimney Sweep Trivia Facts

You may think that every chimney sweep is serious and dedicated to their job… While that is true, we do love ourselves a clean and safe chimney, we also have a lighter side. That side loves to share trivia facts that are interesting and unusual. Here are 7 crazy chimney sweep trivia facts that will […]

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Reasons to Have Your Chimney Cleaned at Least Once per Year

  The maintenance of a chimney is not something to be taken lightly. Professionals encourage homeowners to get them cleaned and inspected annually even if they are used only a few times. A clean, well-maintained chimney is also a safe one, so there are good reasons to make this small investment each year. Fire Prevention […]

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Let’s Dispel Some More Popular Chimney Sweep Myths

  While many homeowners have a good amount of chimney knowledge, it still remains a source of a few myths. It is good to learn as much as you can about this heating source, but you should be aware that there is still some misinformation out there. Here are a few more chimney myths that […]

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Keep Your Fireplace Safe with These Wood Burning Rules

  Wood burning is still a popular way to provide the home with supplemental heating and lower heating costs. This adds a sense of comfort on cold nights, but you should also be concerned about making efficient, safe fires. Here are some simple rules to burning wood in your fireplace. Use only seasoned wood. Wood […]

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How to Spot Damage on Your Masonry Chimney

  Masonry, while being extremely strong and the choice of siding for many homes, is porous and susceptible to water damage. It needs to be sealed every three to five years to prevent water penetration. You can usually see signs of water damage if you know what to look for. So that’s what we’re going […]

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How Important is a CSIA Certification for a Chimney Sweep?

  You’ve seen other chimney sweeps doing business throughout town, and they don’t appear to be CSIA certified; so what’s the deal? Is certification really necessary for a chimney sweep? We’ll give you some information about the industry and let you make that decision. What is the CSIA? The CSIA, or Chimney Safety Institute of […]

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

  It just dawned on us this week that this will be one of the last blog posts of the year! 2017 is quickly coming to an end. We’ve shared so much about chimney cleaning, chimney repair, and chimney inspections this year. We’ve met new clients and reconnected with regulars. We truly feel fortunate to […]

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Cold Weather and How it Affects Your Masonry Chimney

  The cold weather of winter affects everything. We notice things like aching joints and the fact that it takes longer for our car to start and warm up. But we don’t always notice things like brick and mortar, or asphalt – until they begin to crumble or a pothole develops in our usual route […]

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9 Rules to Follow for a Perfectly Safe Fire

  You may think that all you need to do is add some kindling with a couple of logs to your fireplace and light a match, and voila you have a fire. However, it is a little more difficult than that. There are a few rules that you should follow to ensure that you are […]

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