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Why is my chimney leaking?

At Chimney Sweep of America in Denver, we get phone calls all the time from people asking what would cause their chimney to leak. So here are some common chimney leak reasons. Broken or shifted chimney cap The cap is supposed to keep moisture from running down the chimney; however, if it is malfunctioning, cracked,…
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Chimney Sweep in Denver

Chimney sweeps are alive and well in Denver and here to offer this valuable service for the safety of your home. Chimney Sweeps of America is here to make sure that your home is safe year round with chimney cleaning services in Denver. We know that the services we provide prevent countless fires all across Denver…
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Keep your chimney clean

The most effective way to keep your fireplace and chimney as safe as possible is by keeping it clean and well maintained.  Allowing soot to build up in your chimney is a huge fire risk. Many people worry about the mess created when cleaning the soot from a chimney, but our team will take every…
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How’s your chimney’s crown?

If you have a chimney crown in place, it makes good sense to have it inspected to make sure it has effectively survived the punishing rigors of a harsh Coloradan winter. If your chimney has not yet been crowned, then it’s certainly worth considering, as it provides a terrific first line of defense against all…
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Your chimney needs a spring cleaning

It’s the time of year when we start to think about sprucing up our home and property for the better weather ahead. Creating a list of jobs to be undertaken both indoors and out, is easy when you can see, with your own eyes, exactly what needs to be done. However, what about those less-visible…
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Common chimney issues to look for

Many homeowners assume chimneys can function properly with zero maintenance. Unfortunately, inadequate maintenance opens up your chimney to many problems that pose a danger to you and your loved ones. Here are some common chimney problems to watch out for. Obstruction – this can cause toxic fumes to enter your home Creosote – build-up can…
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Chimney fires can be prevented

Chimney fires can cause a lot of damage in your chimney, resulting in costly repairs. Unfortunately, many chimney fires go unrecognized by homeowners, and they can be dangerous to you and your loved ones. You can avoid chimney fires by: Only using seasoned woods with less than 20% water content Never burn Christmas trees, cardboard…
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Chimney inspections keep you safe

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…

I have an animal stuck in my chimney

Chimneys are a typical hideout for several wild animals since they are enclosed yet always open to the outside. You can easily prevent an animal blockage in your chimney by covering it up when not in use. Below are a few must-dos when an animal gets stuck in your chimney. Always remain calm. The animals…
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Hiring a chimney cleaning expert

Fireplace cleaning needs to be done regularly to enhance safety in your home. Since fireplaces and chimneys my pose a risk to homeowners, it is essential to hire a professional to carry out a fireplace and chimney sweep. Before hiring an expert, ensure that you do the following. Carry out your inspection to check for…