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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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Time to spring clean your chimney

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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Chimney smoke is dangerous

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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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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What are humane animal removal services?

Sometimes animals can get stuck in between walls or in the attic of your house. Animals such as squirrels or raccoons will crawl inside your home either to explore or because they are attracted by the smell of food. If these curious critters enter your home, they should be removed safely. The use of humane…
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What to do when an animal gets stuck in your chimney

Chimneys are a typical hideout for several wild animals since they are enclosed yet always open to the outside. You can easily prevent an animal blockage in your chimney by covering it up when not in use. Below are a few must-dos when an animal gets stuck in your chimney. Always remain calm. The animals…
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What you may find stuck in your chimney other than Santa

The chimney always beats the cold during chilly weather. But have you ever paid close attention to what is actually inside your chimney? Do not be surprised if you find stuck raccoons or rats there, they also want to be warm! Birds are another type of animal that can get stuck inside chimneys. This is…
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What to do before hiring a fireplace cleaning expert

Fireplace cleaning needs to be done regularly to enhance safety in your home. Since fireplaces and chimneys my pose a risk to homeowners, it is essential to hire a professional to carry out a fireplace and chimney sweep. Before hiring an expert, ensure that you do the following. Carry out your inspection to check for…
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Why your chimney lining is so important

It’s something you can’t see, but it’s also a vital part of an effectively-performing chimney. If there isn’t one in place, or the current chimney lining is damaged, then serious problems can occur. These can include: Combustible creosote building up on the inside of your chimney Dangerous and poisonous gases remaining in your home rather…
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If Santa gets stuck in your chimney…

…to be honest, we can’t help. But that’s okay because we know he never does, he’s far too clever for that! But, and not just at this time of year, it pays to make sure your chimney is regularly swept and is both clean and fully-functioning. You want to make sure you are keeping your…
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Understanding the protective components of your chimney

A fireplace provides us with warmth, especially during the cold nights. For it to work effectively, various components work separately to make a fireplace safe and efficient. These include the following: Chimney damper Chimney damper helps you to regulate the amount of air that enters your chimney. By opening and closing the chimney damper, you…
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When to call a chimney sweep professional

Everyone enjoys a good fire in their home, especially from the comfort of their own fireplace. From time to time, however, maintenance will have to be performed on the chimney. How do you know when it is time for a chimney sweep or a chimney repair? There are a few situations that might be obvious…
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Why you should leave chimney cleaning to the professionals

While it’s fine to perform some inspections and minor repairs on your fireplace and chimney, and major chimney cleaning or repairs should be left up to the professionals. There are several reasons why you shouldn’t attempt any work on your chimney by yourself. For one, safety is a concern. Professionals are trained to properly handle…
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