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Early Chimney Sweeping Before the Fall Rush

Every chimney you see in Texas neighborhoods requires an annual chimney sweep appointment, and fall is when they most commonly occur. Fire safety experts urge homeowners not only to have annual inspections but also to schedule a chimney cleaning. Imagine how busy the chimney experts at your favorite chimney sweep company would be if fireplace Read more…

Substances that Lurk in Chimneys

You don’t have to visit the Mouth of Truth stone carving in Rome, Italy, to have a scary place you can stick your hands. The fear that a liar’s hand will be bitten off by the statue is based on long-disproved legend. In your own home, you could place your hand past the damper and Read more…

Have Bees Moved Into Your Chimney?

Bees getting into chimneys is a not a rare occurrence for homeowners and chimney sweeps. We are the ones people tend to call about the issue and there are some important ways chimney experts can help, but there is someone else you need to call first. If bees have been seen in and around your Read more…

What Does A Chimney Sweep Service Provide?

The best way to describe what a chimney sweep service provides is to say that reliable chimney sweeps provide peace of mind. The issues a chimney sweep addresses include cutting home maintenance costs and keeping your home and family safe. These are the matters that tend to keep us up at night. Read on for Read more…

4 Reasons Spring is the Best Time for Chimney Inspection

If a chimney cleaning isn’t on your spring to-do list, it’s time to add it! Investing in an annual chimney cleaning can prevent thousands of dollars in future repairs. A leaky chimney or creosote clogged chimney can cause devastating damage to your home. There is no better time to schedule a chimney cleaning than the Read more…

Causes of Leaky Chimneys & How to Solve Them

Chimney leaks are the most common problem that fireplace owners face. Water that gets in through your chimney can cause hundreds to thousands of dollars in damages. It can also increase your risk of carbon monoxide exposure or a chimney fire. Moisture in your chimney can crack the chimney lining, allowing carbon monoxide and sparks Read more…

Summer Chimney Inspection and Repair Guide

It’s summer, but winter is coming and will be here before you know it, so why not use these lazy warm-weather days to make sure your chimney and fireplace are in top condition for the upcoming cool season?  While some tasks should be done only by professionals, there are many things you as a homeowner can do to ensure a safe and efficient Read more…

What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Chimney Sweep

Any time you bring a service technician to your home to work on any component inside or outside the home, you should proceed with both eyes open.  A good tech can be a lifesaver, whereas one who isn’t right for the job can cost you a lot of time and money.  Hiring a chimney sweep can be a little confusing for some homeowners who ask, How do Read more…

5 Reasons You Should Opt for Quality Chimney Caps

A chimney cap is an investment that can last a lifetime. A stainless steel or copper chimney cap can last for decades and plays an important role in protecting you and your loved ones from serious safety risks as well as protecting your home from damage. These are the top 5 ways that a quality chimney cap is a smart choice: #1 Read more…

Why Chimney Inspections Should Be a Normal Part of Your Budget

It seems like everywhere you turn, someone wants your money.  But when it comes to having your chimney inspected, this might be the smartest money you ever spend.  Here’s why. All chimneys need annual inspections primarily for two reasons: 1. To detect structural problems and get them fixed before serious and expensive damage occurs, and 2. To determine the level of creosote and soot buildup along with other obstructions that Read more…