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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.

What is the best time of year to have your chimney cleaned?

Chimney cleaning and repair is an important part of your home’s maintenance. According to the National Fire Protection Association, you should have your chimney cleaned and inspected at least once a year. In order to keep those winter fires burning safely and efficiently, creosote and other debris should be removed by a chimney sweep prior…
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Prevent chimney fires in your home

Here at Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, we know chimney fires can turn deadly. A priority of ours is sharing facts about chimney fires and how to avoid them, saving you money. Chimney fires can usually start due to lack of maintenance and creosote buildup. Regularly cleaning your chimney and removing that buildup is…
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Got A Chimney Critter? Here’s What To Know.

If you’ve been hearing strange noises coming from your chimney, especially at night, you may very well have an animal stuck in there. Scratching and squeaking? Probably a bat or two. Chewing and scratching but no squeaks? Likely a rat or mouse. Louder thumps and bumps? You might even have a raccoon. No need to…
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How Often Do You Really Need to Schedule a Professional Chimney Cleaning?

The fireplace is often considered the center place of the home. Even in these modern times, fireplaces are an important fixture for the heating and aesthetic of a home. Maintaining your fireplace and the chimney that comes with it can help prevent major problems down the road. What do you need to know to keep your…
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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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Troubleshooting a Smoking Fireplace by a Chimney Sweep Denver

Nothing beats the comfort and beauty of a roaring fire in the middle of winter. And for many Denver homeowners, it’s easy to simply light the fireplace. In fact, more than 60 percent of new homes have at least one fireplace in the house. And in most cases, those fireplaces work well. But what do…
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8 Benefits of Hiring a Chimney Sweep Professional

Fall is in full swing and winter is trailing close behind. With that comes temperatures as low as 16 below zero. While the Denver metro isn’t going to be experiencing temperatures quite that low in the coming months, many people will be leveraging their chimneys to keep their home livable amidst uncomfortably cold temperatures. Is your…
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Without a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, You Could Be in Danger

Chimney sweeping is a largely unregulated industry, and as such, it can be hard to know what company to trust. Experience is good, references even better. But you should still be wary of who you hire. Not only is your chimney one of the largest structures in your home, but it plays a critical role…
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All About Chimney Water Damage (and How to Fix It)

Chimneys, especially big heavy-duty masonry types, are often seen as indestructible and without need for care or upkeep. While this is somewhat true, the experts here at Chimney Sweeps of America want you to know all the facts about chimney water damage. With this information, you can avoid issues, spare your wallet and simply enjoy a cozy…
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How to Remove a Squirrel from Your Chimney

Squirrels are cute and cuddly from a distance, but an unwanted squirrel in your home can cause all types of serious problems, so it’s important to remove a squirrel from your chimney right away. These animals can be infected with rabies though it’s rare for a person to contract rabies. They can also carry pathogens…
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Do You Have a Masonry Fireplace or Factory-Built Fireplace?

Today, our experts here at Chimney Sweeps of America present a handy overview that will help you get to know your masonry fireplace or factory-built fireplace. While closely understanding all the ins and outs of a fireplace is not required as a homeowner, having basic knowledge regarding the anatomy of a fireplace can come in…
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9 Facts About Squirrels (that You Need to Know)

If there are squirrels in the park, they’re charming. If there are squirrels in your attic or chimney, they can pose a risk to your home’s structure and your health. Our animal experts at Chimney Sweeps of America can protect you by humanely removing these cute but unwanted pests from your home. However, by learning…
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