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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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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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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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Squirrels living for free in your house

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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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…
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