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Good Grief, is it Time to Replace Your Chimney Liner?

A chimney sweep completes your chimney inspection and tells you it’s time to replace your chimney liner. Pained, you dive into the first of five possible stages of homeowners’ grief. In the denial stage, you may ask, what’s the problem with my current flue liner? You bypass anger if your CSIA-certified chimney sweep is with Read more…

Why is My Fireplace Pushing Smoke Into The House?

One of the primary reasons we get calls for chimney services at Guardian Chimney Sweeps is because of a smoky fireplace. Pushing smoke into the house is not the way fireplaces are supposed to operate, of course. Even though this is a common problem, the solution is usually not obvious. The help of a qualified Read more…

What to Do if Sparks Are Coming From Your Chimney

  It is wonderful to enjoy the luxury of a fireplace and the irresistible ambiance it provides, even while staying alert to potential dangers. What to do if sparks are coming out of your chimney is an important thing to know. Multiple sparks are usually a sign that there is a chimney fire, and the Read more…

How to Prepare Your Home for Chimney Sweep Services

Fireplace and chimney cleaning and inspections are necessary to safely enjoy crackling fires in winter, but there is no need to stress about a possible mess. You just need to know how to prepare your home for a chimney sweep visit. Take the following steps to help ensure tidiness and avoid mishaps while the dirty Read more…

Common Causes of Leaky Chimneys & Other Chimney Moisture Damage

An online search for causes of chimney moisture damage will reveal that many different issues result in moisture intrusion. Moisture is Enemy Number One for chimneys, largely because bricks are like sponges. When chimneys are built properly, every feature contributes to protection against moisture. However, there is a tendency for each component to deteriorate and Read more…

Get Ready for Cold Weather with Winter Chimney Prep

Getting ready for low temps with winter chimney prep is important, whether another historic event like Winter Storm Uri 2021 is on the horizon for Texas or not. Before you light that first fire this winter, make sure all recommended steps for chimney preparation have been taken care of. The last thing you would want, Read more…

Common Failures in Brick Chimney Restoration Projects

Chimney restoration projects often go wrong, and common failures are a direct result of hiring someone other than a chimney restoration expert. Certified chimney sweeps frequently fix chimney restoration projects gone wrong. The bottom line is that homeowners can save money when they choose qualified chimney masonry experts at the outset for chimney restorations. The Read more…

6 Easy Steps to Make Sure Your Fireplace Is Safe

You can make sure your & fireplace is safe by following a few easy steps. Enjoying cozy times in winter could be truly effortless, knowing that you’ve done your part to ensure the safety of your home and family. Some are do-it-yourself actions and others should be left to the professionals. Read on to learn Read more…

Dangers of Using Your Fireplace Without an Inspection

Not to overlook the pleasures of a cozy home fire, the reality is that failing to schedule a chimney inspection before using your fireplace can have costly consequences. Chimney inspections are safety measures, similar to replacing bald tires on your vehicle and ensuring that the smoke alarms in your home are operational. If grasping the Read more…

6 Common Chimney Problems

Chimneys are often overlooked when annual maintenance costs are budgeted, but homes often have some of the many common chimney problems. Chimneys are vulnerable to damage like a car squeezed into a too-narrow parking spot is prone to get nicks on the doors. Does your home have any of the six common chimney problems listed Read more…