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Do you maintain your wood burning stove?

It’s easy to take household appliances for granted, until that awful moment when they break down. Think of the hassle caused by such events. A wood burning stove is a good example. Having it professionally maintained can avoid a whole range of problems. These include a build-up of problem-causing creosote, cracks and leaks to the…
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Do you know the exterior chimney red flags?

You don’t need to climb on your roof to see if your chimney may need chimney repair. Look for the following exterior signs that signal you need to contact an expert. Chimney cap troubles Your chimney cap should be in good condition. If yours is cracked or missing, it’s time to call Chimney Sweeps of…
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Dead animal in your gutter?

It does happen, and dead animal removal is just one of the ways that a professional inspection and cleaning of your gutters can help prevent water leaks damaging your property. Such an inspection can clear leaves and other debris and highlight damaged sections in need of repair or replacing. Other areas of concern that can…
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Is your chimney in need of repair?

A fireplace is a wonderfully functional and aesthetic enhancement to your home, so it’s important to take care of it, both inside and out. As such, if your chimney needs repair, it’s important to fix it right away. Cracks and missing bricks or stonework can quickly go from a small repair to a major undertaking.…
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3 Reasons to Update Your Existing Wood Fireplace

Wood fireplaces add plenty of charm to your home, and they’re also one of the oldest ways to provide warmth during the winter. If you have had your fireplace for many years, it may be time to get it updated. Here are three reasons to consider a new wood-burning fireplace. 1) You notice your home…
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