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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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Chimney Problems that Require a Chimney Sweep

Have you ever wondered, what’s wrong with my chimney? At Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, Colorado, we can help you figure out the answer to that question. These troubleshooting tips will help you determine if you have chimney problems and when it’s time to call the experts. Chimney Problems & Mortar Joints Trouble with…
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What causes most chimney leaks?

There are some common causes of chimney leaks seen by many expert chimney sweeps. These include: – Broken or shifted chimney cap The cap is supposed to keep moisture from running down the chimney; however, if it is malfunctioning, cracked, or unattached (wind or animals can be culprits), rainwater or snow can get into the…
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Has your chimney got a 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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How to identify common smoke draw issues

During winter, it’s normal to build a fire in your fireplace to get your home warm and cozy. However, if your whole house fills up with smoke, it could signal a problem with your chimney. A house full of smoke is not only a nuisance but also a safety hazard. Here is how you can…
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Common chimney problems to watch out 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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Do you want a new fireplace

So, you want to have a new fireplace in your home, and you start looking for different options. You notice that there are several different basic options, and you start to wonder which one is best for your home. You can sit down with one of our chimney sweep experts in the United States and…
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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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Preventing chimney fires

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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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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