Your Chimney Flue isn’t the Only Flue the Chimney Sweep Should Inspect

  Homes that rely on gas or oil for heating and appliances should have the utility flue inspected and cleaned every time the chimney is inspected and cleaned. The utility flue provides ventilation for all of your oil or natural gas appliances in much the same way the fireplace’s chimney provides ventilation for your fireplace. […]

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Prepare Your Chimney for Your First Fire of the Season

  Cooler temperatures always mean logs crackling and flames dancing in your fireplace, but have you taken the necessary precautions to ensure that you and your family are safe when you light your first fire of the season? There are a few things that you need to do every year before you light that first […]

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How to Clean Your Fireplace and Chimney Properly

  We love sitting in front of our fireplace and spending time with family and friends when the weather is colder and we are sure that you are doing the exact same thing when time allows.  While you are sitting there enjoying the warmth, do you ever get the feeling that you have forgotten something […]

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Decorate Your Hearth for the Fall Season Safely

Cooler temperatures, shorter days, and falling red, orange, and yellow leaves. These are all signs that fall is upon us and we will all be spending more and more time inside our homes. If you are anything like us, that time indoors involves decorating for the new season and adding unique touches everywhere.  One of […]

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4 Fall Chores that Need to Be at the Top of Your List

The lazy days of summer will soon be behind us and that means that it is almost time to kick things up a notch and begin our fall chores. Yes, we know that you are not ready and we are not ready either, but these jobs are necessary if we all want to make sure […]

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How to Know When it’s Time to Clean Your Chimney

While it is usually recommended that you clean your chimney once a year, it is not always so straightforward. The development of creosote inside the chimney does not always happen at the same rate. This can be influenced by the type of wood you use, how dry it is, and the number of fires you […]

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5 Reasons You Should Schedule Your Chimney Cleaning as You are Planning Your Summer Vacation

It’s summer and we know that you are busy. There’s always something to do, someone to see, somewhere to go, etc… We understand how busy things are for your family and trust us, we can relate! We want you to enjoy your summer and not have to worry about anything else, but there are certain […]

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Summer Maintenance Tips that Will Keep Your Chimney in Tip Top Shape for Winter

Now that the summer season is about to kick off, spring cleaning should not be the only thing on your mind. Having used your fireplace throughout the previous winter, the chimney will need some attention. When you put together your summer home maintenance checklist, the chimney should be on it. With all this great summer […]

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Common Summer Chimney Problems and How to Defeat Them

While a chimney can make you more comfortable during the winter season, it needs maintenance to keep doing its job. The winter and rainy seasons take a toll on the structure, and this is not noticed until the warm summer months arrive. The warmer period can pose its own problems for the chimney that you […]

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Chimney Maintenance: Summertime Tips to Keep Your Chimney Healthy

Sunny days, warmer temperatures, and vacations galore – Summer has arrived! This is not generally the time of year that you are thinking about your chimney, but maybe you should be. A little maintenance now can save you a lot of headaches when the cold winter weather quickly approaches in a few short months. Our […]

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