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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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5 things you need to know about fireplace inspections

Fireplace inspections are vital in increasing the longevity of your chimney and keeping it in good condition. If you’re thinking about getting fireplace inspection services, here are five things you should know. You should perform fireplace inspections annually DIY fireplace inspection is never a good idea as you’re not trained to identify common chimney issues…
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A brief overview of a chimney inspection

Chimney inspections are vital in keeping your chimney in good condition and increasing their longevity. Most chimney sweep companies offer three types of chimney inspections, and these include: Level 1 – this is normally scheduled once a year, and it’s a visual check of your fireplace for signs of damage, obstruction, and soot. Level 2…
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