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When to call a chimney sweep professional

Everyone enjoys a good fire in their home, especially from the comfort of their own fireplace. From time to time, however, maintenance will have to be performed on the chimney. How do you know when it is time for a chimney sweep or a chimney repair? There are a few situations that might be obvious…
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Why you should leave chimney cleaning to the professionals

While it’s fine to perform some inspections and minor repairs on your fireplace and chimney, and major chimney cleaning or repairs should be left up to the professionals. There are several reasons why you shouldn’t attempt any work on your chimney by yourself. For one, safety is a concern. Professionals are trained to properly handle…
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Once a year chimney sweep?

Chimney sweeps are done to increase the efficiency of your chimney and minimize the occurrence of accidents. As wood burns up, a substance called creosote builds up in the inner lining of the fireplace. Creosote is likely to cause fires, endangering the lives of people living in the home. As a homeowner, it is essential…
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Signs of a failing chimney

Winter is here! Which means it is finally time to relax by the fireplace on cold, dark evenings. But while most of the time your chimney likely performs consistently, there are times when your chimney might fail. To prevent any issues, it is recommended that you schedule regular roof inspection and maintenance. If you notice…
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When did you last have your chimney inspected and swept?

This is one of those household tasks, meant to be carried out on a regular basis, that so easily gets forgotten. In fact, many home-owners may not even appreciate how important it is – many homes might have never had their chimney swept. The Chimney Safety Institute recommends that, if you light fireplace fires at…
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Have you checked the masonry around your chimney?

It’s important to do so on a regular basis – especially with the wild winters we experience here in Denver. Moisture creeps into both the bricks and the mortar which keep your chimney bonded. Over time, this moisture weakens these bonds but also can see the brickwork deteriorate substantially and long before it otherwise would.…
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Do I need a chimney cap?

Every home needs a chimney cap. There are two leading causes of chimney damage which, when mitigated with a chimney cap, can reduce the costs of chimney repair. Weather Rain and wind drafts can cause extensive damage to the integrity of your chimney. A chimney cap saves costs on chimney repair as well as on…
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What makes a chimney company reputed and reliable?

Chimney sweeping companies are becoming more common these days. With so many in the market, it is usually challenging to tell which one is more reliable than the other. However, if you want to give your chimney proper services, you need to first choose the right chimney sweep company. One way to identify such companies…
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How to make a chimney sweep environmentally friendly

There are a few ways that you can make your chimney more environmentally friendly. One option is to get a fireplace insert. It acts like a wood-burning stove and is even EPA certified. A fireplace insert will burn with 70% more efficiency than a fireplace that does not have one. Any insert that was manufactured…
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How To Prepare Your Chimney For Winter

When the winter season is fast approaching, you’ll want to be prepared. That means getting your chimney ready for the coldest months of the year. The first thing you need to do is have it cleaned, especially if it has been a while since it was previously cleaned. You will also want to close up…
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