It’s October Already! Holiday Decorations and Fireplaces Don’t Always Mix

We always try to raise awareness for holiday decorations, the fireplace, and the dangers they pose well in advance of the holiday season. We understand that you probably have Halloween decorations out already, so now’s a great time to remind you that they shouldn’t be close to the fireplace. We also hope that you’ve already […]

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Determine What Smells in Your Chimney and Fix It Once and For All

  All you want to do is sit in front of a warm fire on a weekend afternoon, but you may not get a chance if you smell something yucky as you go to light one. The odors that can come from chimneys can be quite unpleasant and no one is going to be able […]

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5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Chimney Sweep

Having your chimney cleaned and inspected once a year can help you prevent unnecessary chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. It can also prevent large repair bills or chimney collapses, because the damage will be detected much sooner. It may seem like anyone can clean and inspect a chimney, but it reality, this job is […]

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Chimney and Fireplace for the Upcoming Winter

The upcoming winter means cold temperatures followed by freezing temperatures. During those winter days, you will want to do nothing more than curl up in front of a fire under a cozy blanket. Here are 5 tips to help you prepare for the upcoming winter: Prepare Your Fireplace Preparing your fireplace is much more than […]

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If You Miss Your Summer Chimney Cleaning Here are a Few Steps to Take

  While everyone knows the importance of annual and timely chimney cleaning, sticking to a regular summer schedule is not always possible. This is the ideal time to call a chimney sweep, and this allows plenty of time not just for a thorough check, but also repairs. If at the end of summer you find […]

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Back-to-School Sales Signal Cooler Weather and Chimney Cleaning Time

  Pretty soon the bell will be ringing for the kids to go to their first class of the school year. While that means that they will be busy with homework and after school activities, it also means that cooler temperatures are on their way. Here are 4 things that you will want to do […]

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3 Reasons to Clean and Inspect Your Fireplace

  With the ownership of a fireplace comes the big responsibility of maintaining it and keeping it clean. This is necessary for more than just cosmetic reasons, and it is important even in areas where people use their fireplaces only occasionally. One of the good things about fireplace cleanups is that this is a job […]

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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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