Chimney Sweeps of America Blog

Within the pages of our chimney sweep blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to chimney and fireplace cleaning, installation and repairs.

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Creosote buildup

Is the creosote in my chimney a health hazard? If you are asking yourself this question, it’s important to understand just what creosote is. Creosote gasses when you burn wood in your fireplace. The wood releases unburned gasses. These gasses condensate on the walls lining your chimney forming a glaze substance called creosote. It can…
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Chimney problems

At Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, Colorado, has these troubleshooting tips will help you determine if there is something wrong with your chimney and when it’s time to call the experts. Problems with Mortar Joints Trouble with the mortar joints is a serious problem. But if you catch issues early, masonry repairs can be…
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All About Chimney Liners

Okay, you’ve probably never heard about chimney liners. However, if you have a fireplace, gas furnace, wood-burning stove – anything using a chimney in your home, you might be interested to know a little about chimney liners. Our professionals here at Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, Colorado can help you with all the specifics…
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A fireplace guide

Although it is not necessary to understand all the details of the fireplace as a homeowner, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of the anatomy of the fireplace. As a homeowner, if you take the time to educate yourself, you can better protect your family from unfortunate and even devastating fireplace fires. Chimney…
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Chimney problems

At Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, Colorado, has these troubleshooting tips will help you determine if there is something wrong with your chimney and when it’s time to call the experts. Problems with Mortar Joints Trouble with the mortar joints is a serious problem. But if you catch issues early, masonry repairs can be…
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Gas Fireplace Installation

When it comes to creating the perfect, cozy atmosphere in your home, a gas fireplace is typically the best way to go about this scenario. Not only are gas firepits easier to maintain than your typical wood burning fireplace, but they also create the ambiance of warmth without all of the extra hassle. However, installing…
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Humane animal removal in Denver

What is humane animal removal? Here at Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, we know that removing an animal that has taken up residence in your home is important. There are also laws that require it to be done humanely. By choosing a humane removal service, these animals will be relocated safely and legally without…
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Reasons to Get Your Chimney Capped

With the heat at its highest, you should consider getting your chimney squared away before the fall. We know, the first thing you think about when you think of a chimney is capping it, right? Well, for most people that’s not true (outrageous!). They think of winters and fireside nights. But really, none of that…
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Hiring a Chimney Sweep Professional

While a lot of people love using their chimneys, few enjoy maintaining it. This is a dangerous proposition given the fact that a neglected chimney can present a variety of health and safety issues. Therein lies the value of hiring a chimney sweep. A chimney sweep can inspect your chimney and clean it to ensure…
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Preparing for Your Chimney Sweep

If you know your chimney needs cleaning, you may have already made an appointment for a professional chimney sweep. While that’s definitely the first step, there are a few other things you can do before they arrive. By being prepared for your chimney sweep, you can make the process easier and faster for them. Here…
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Are you hearing strange noises from your roof…maybe squirrels

Here at Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, we want to share some of the signs that you’ve got squirrels. Every year a number of homeowners are dismayed to find that squirrels have taken up residence in their attic, basement, or garage. Knowing what signs to look for can help you avoid quite a bit…
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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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