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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.

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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When Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned?

When and how often should I get my chimney cleaned are questions frequently asked by homeowners. Unfortunately, the average homeowner isn’t properly informed about the importance of chimney maintenance and cleaning. The best time to clean your fireplace is the spring, summer or early fall. This will ensure you’re ready to go when the cold weather…
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The Facts About Chimney Fires

At Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, we know the results of a chimney fire can be deadly. That’s why we make it a priority to share the facts about chimney fires and how to avoid them. Our goal is to save you thousands of dollars in damage to your home and possibly the life…
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Identify Critters and Their Noises

At Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, we want to help you identify critters and their noises, particularly those that might be likely to try to take up residence in your home. Do you hear scratching noises from your ceiling at night? Maybe you hear a rustling in your walls? It could be one of…
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How to Chase Pigeons Away from Your Home or Business

Today, Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver has some tips on how to chase pigeons away from your home or business. You may not know that your local chimney sweep is also an animal removal specialist. That’s right. We take care of it all when it comes to your chimney including any critters that may…
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5 Signs It’s Time to Call a Chimney Sweep

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, there are an estimated 22,300 reported chimney fires in the United States every year. Hiring a chimney sweep to inspect your chimney at least once per year will ensure that your chance of becoming a statistic will remain low. Since many chimney fires are undetected or unreported,…
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How to Detect Bats in Your Attic

Knowing how to detect bats in your attic can help you address a dangerous problem before it causes more damage to your home and health. Today, Chimney Sweeps of America wants to help learn some of the indications that you have a bat problem in your home. If any of these are occurring, simply give…
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What You Need to Know About Chimney Fires

Today, the experts at Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, Colorado discusses what you need to know about chimney fires. Being an educated homeowner is the best way to prevent damaging your home and putting your family in peril. Each year there are over 20,000 chimney fires in America. The majority of them can be…
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