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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.

Dead animal in your gutter?

It does happen, and dead animal removal is just one of the ways that a professional inspection and cleaning of your gutters can help prevent water leaks damaging your property. Such an inspection can clear leaves and other debris and highlight damaged sections in need of repair or replacing. Other areas of concern that can…
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Is your chimney in need of repair?

A fireplace is a wonderfully functional and aesthetic enhancement to your home, so it’s important to take care of it, both inside and out. As such, if your chimney needs repair, it’s important to fix it right away. Cracks and missing bricks or stonework can quickly go from a small repair to a major undertaking.…
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3 Reasons to Update Your Existing Wood Fireplace

Wood fireplaces add plenty of charm to your home, and they’re also one of the oldest ways to provide warmth during the winter. If you have had your fireplace for many years, it may be time to get it updated. Here are three reasons to consider a new wood-burning fireplace. 1) You notice your home…
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Squirrels may be cute, but you definitely don’t want them in your home!

Are you having nightmares where you hear scratching and other noises coming from inside your walls? Well, the bad news is that you’re probably not dreaming! The good news is that the culprit is likely a squirrel or other critter rather than a monster. The team at Denver’s Chimney Sweeps of America can help you…
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A dirty chimney can be a health hazard

A fireplace can keep you nice and cozy in the winter, but did you know that a dirty chimney can be a health hazard? The build-up of soot can make its way into your home, causing allergies and respiratory issues. It’s important to keep your chimney clean year-round, even when it’s not in use. Make…
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Not sure when to clean your chimney? Get a pro to help you!

It’s that time of year again before the long winter months start their cold wrath and you have to quench the chills with that awesome brick heat source of yours. You stack some wood in the pit and strike a match to light it, but then you get a whiff of BBQ gone bad. Ugh!…
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Trapping Raccoons That Have Made A Home in Your Attic or Chimney

Trapping raccoons that have made a home in your attic or chimney can be a challenge that often requires a professional chimney sweep or animal removal specialist. However, if you want to trap the raccoon yourself, refer to the Nuisance Wildlife Laws in Colorado for guidance on lawful and safe animal removal. Traps: Paw hold,…
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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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