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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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Benefits of professional chimney sweep services

Do you want to keep your fireplace and chimney clean and safe? If so, it’s time to get chimney cleaning services. However, you can’t hire any chimney sweep company for your chimney’s upkeep and maintenance. You need an expert that can meet your needs, be it animal removal, chimney repairs, or installation. Here are some…
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What to do about animals in your chimney

There are two reasons an animal might get into your chimney, it either decided to take shelter there, or it got trapped. In the case of birds and squirrels, they most likely fell in and got stuck. Raccoons, on the other hand, tend to move in. Listen carefully to determine which is in your chimney.…
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How often should you clean your chimney?

Chimney cleaning is the process of removing soot, built-up creosote, and blockages from your firebox, chimney liner, and smoke chamber. Cleaning helps in creating a safer operating system and increases the longevity of your chimney. Experts recommend having your chimney cleaned once every year, but this depends on how often you use it. For instance,…
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4 things gas fireplace owners should know

Many homeowners prefer gas fireplaces because they’re low maintenance and notably convenient. However, many factors can affect how your gas fireplace functions, and understanding them helps you avoid costly mistakes. Here are four things you should know about gas fireplaces whether you already have one or want to install one. Correct installation is vital –…
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Pigeon removal and relocation

Don’t ignore nesting birds this summer

It’s that time of year when birds are raising their broods, and they often choose chimney stacks to call home. Come winter when you want to light your fire, that can be a real problem! Abandoned nests can block your chimney and cause damage to your chimney liner. We specialize in animal removal and 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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Wood stove installation and sales

Reasons why you need regular pellet stove maintenance

The easiest way to interfere with your pellet stove performance and efficiency is by neglecting its maintenance. Your pellet stove’s components work together for optimal function, and when this is compromised, heating efficiency is lost. Luckily, hiring a chimney repair company to inspect your pellet stove helps in pinpointing the exact issue. Only an expert…
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How to increase your chimney’s lifespan

Although most chimneys are durable, they aren’t indestructible. With time, chimneys can wear and tear, reducing their performance. Additionally, extreme weather conditions can contribute to your chimney’s deterioration. Luckily, you can increase the longevity of your chimney with proper care and maintenance. For example, keep up with your annual chimney sweeps and inspections. This way,…
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chimney crown in need of replacement

Signs your chimney crown needs repair

Since your chimney crown sits way on top of your home, it’s easy to forget its maintenance and care. Unfortunately, any damage to your chimney crown allows water, moisture, and debris into your chimney, affecting its functionality. Here are some signs that show your chimney crown needs repair. You can see visible cracks Tiles are…
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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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New ornate chimney crown installed

Ask these questions before getting a chimney liner

A chimney liner is the most important safety component for your chimney as it prevents intense heat, dangerous gases, and burning embers. However, before getting your chimney liner, it’s vital to ask your chimney sweep company these questions to get an insight into the process. What does a chimney liner do? Why do I need…
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Don’t forget your chimney this summer!

Like winter clothes, stored away for several months as the weather becomes beautifully warm, it’s easy to forget about your chimney if your fireplace is only used every now and then, if at all. But this does mean that this a terrific time to make sure your chimney is both clean and in good working…
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