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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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Maintaining your chimney and fireplace when selling your property

A well-maintained chimney and fireplace could make all the difference when it comes to selling your property. Here are a few things you should do to help secure a quick sale: Arrange a chimney sweep. Not only will it confirm that your chimney is fully functioning, but it will also reduce the risk of fire…
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Why you should hire a certified chimney service

The professionals at Chimney Sweeps of America know that your chimney is an important aspect of your home which is why hiring a certified chimney sweep is important. Not only can it be one of the largest structures in your home, but it plays a critical function in keeping your home and family safe. A…
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Animal removal from chimney

Fall is coming, watch out for animals in your chimney

At Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, we have learned a lot about wildlife behavior during the fall. Knowing some of this information about our wild friends can help you understand how to coexist with them and keep them out of your house at the same time. Of course, if you do end up with…
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Why a chimney cap is good for keeping away animals

A chimney cap is one of the most significant features of a chimney. Chimney caps contain a mesh and a metal cap that is installed over the mouth of your chimney. Leaving your chimney without a cap is just as risky as leaving your door open as it welcomes unexpected visitors such as squirrels, bats,…
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Choosing an efficient wood stove

There are a few things to be aware of when choosing an efficient wood stove. Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver offers this great resource, so you’ll have an idea what to be on the lookout for. A wood stove is a great, efficient way to heat your home, but choosing the right unit is…
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Are you sharing your home with squirrels?

At Chimney Sweeps of America, we have removed squirrels from a number of Denver homes, and know it is not always as clear as you might think. Some squirrels take up residence for a long time before a homeowner discovers them. Knowing the signs will help you rid yourself of these potential pests before they…
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If you have excess smoke outside your wood fireplace’s chimney

If you notice this drafting problem occurring, there are some common causes to consider. There might be a blockage of some kind in your flue, or it’s possible that the height, flue or throat size of your chimney is not what it should be. Another potential cause is the location of the damper, or even…
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Reason why you need to keep birds and animals off your chimney

Birds and animals (particularly squirrels and raccoons) like seeking shelter in chimneys, especially during the winter season. The chimney not only provides much-needed warmth but also protects them from angry predators. However, allowing birds and animals to seek shelter in your chimney is a bad choice, and below are the reasons why: They restrict the…
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Don’t Fall Victim to a Scam: Have your chimney inspected today

Home repair scammers sometimes go door to door posing as chimney cleaners who are working in your neighborhood. They’ll offer a free chimney sweep and inspection, often uncovering multiple “hidden problems”. Of course, these will need to be fixed right away, and at a hefty price tag. Sadly, these so-called contractors are often just trying…
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Now is the perfect time for fireplace cleaning

Summer in Colorado is pretty short, and before we know it, the snow will be flying. Get your chimney and fireplace cleaned now and you will be ready to go when colder weather hits and it’s time to snuggle up in front of the fire! Maintaining a clean chimney and fireplace is essential to the…
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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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