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If you think you might have bats

Homes can be infested with many different creatures; and one situation that often takes owners by surprise is when bats take up residence. Many people feel very uncomfortable if this problem arises, so it pays to get it sorted out as quickly as possible. Our Chimney Sweeps of America experts can carry out a detailed…
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Chimney repair 101: Flashing

Roofers and chimney installers use thin, flexible plastic or metal sheets, known as flashing, to prevent water from seeping into cracks, joints, and edges where the borders of the roof and other vertical surfaces meet. Flashing is often used to direct water away from chimneys, pipes, skylights, vents, valleys, and walls. Although vinyl and PVC…
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How to avoid a chimney fire

A chimney fire can develop rapidly and be quite destructive to your residence. Fortunately, there are several ways to reduce the chances of experiencing one, while at the same time enjoying a well-made fire in the hearth for warmth and comfort. Make sure you keep these preventive measures in mind: Burn seasoned dry wood, preferably…
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What exactly is a chimney damper?

This is a question that the members of our team are occasionally asked. A chimney damper is found above the firebox and has usually been constructed using metal. It is a flap-like device and you operate it by using either a lever or chain. When open, it releases smoke; when the fireplace isn’t being used,…
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Benefits of humane animal removal services

If you have squirrels or raccoons stuck in your chimney or attic space, it’s wise to call a professional humane animal removal service to get rid of them. Here’s why: Inhumane removal services may introduce harmful chemicals to your home Humane methods of animal removal are eco-friendly A professional can get rid of any diseased…
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A chimney sweep is more than a quick clean

Generally, a chimney sweep is an individual that removes soot or ash from your chimney to reduce the risks of dangerous fumes or fires. Since it sounds simple, many homeowners opt to DIY their chimney sweep in a bid to save money. However, they don’t realize that a chimney sweep does more than clearing or…
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Steps to take if your chimney suddenly collapses

Strong winds, heavy rains, and cold temperatures are approaching the Denver region. As a result, it’s important for you to know the appropriate steps to take if your chimney suddenly collapses. Keep the following in mind: Put out the fire in your fireplace as quickly as possible. Any masonry that falls into the fireplace can…
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Dangers related to DIY chimney and fireplace pest removal

Chimneys and fireplaces are attractive to a wide range of pests common to the Denver region, including arachnids, insects, bats, birds, chipmunks, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and snakes. Do-it-yourself removal can result in injury and even death. Consider the following: A fall off a ladder while trying to remove one or more pests can result in…
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Is your chimney ready for winter?

With the legendary harshness of our Colorado winters, it’s no secret how much time we spend snuggled up in front of a glorious home fire, or simply benefitting from the warmth it spreads. If this is you, then spare a thought for your hard-working and uncomplaining chimney. It’s vital that it is regularly swept to…
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Easy tips for keeping your fireplace clean

Excess soot can damage your fireplace and may even detract from its appearance. Fortunately, keeping your fireplace clean is easy when you follow these tips. Sweep your firebox at least weekly using a whisk broom or Shop Vac. Use a wire brush to remove any creosote deposits first. Gently wash the hearth, mantle, and inside…
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