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Common Signs Your Chimney Needs Repair

When you own a fireplace, your best friend is your local chimney specialist. There are certain things that you must do to maintain your fireplace. You want it in perfect working condition. Always consider booking a yearly chimney sweep and inspection. If repairs are needed to your fireplace and chimney, these are the folks to Read more…

What You Need to Know About Chimney Inspections

Having your chimney inspected regularly shouldn’t be considered an option. Too many things can go wrong with a chimney system to take the risk of scheduling an inspection “whenever you happen to think about it.” Guardian Chimney Sweep of Houston, Texas, would like to cover a couple of the key reasons your chimney inspections should Read more…

Fall Fireplace Maintenance and Decoration Tips

The cool weather of autumn brings an anticipation of getting warm by home fires in cold temperatures. The fall fireplace maintenance and decoration tips that follow can enhance the safety and appearance of your hearth. Always remember that, when it comes to fireplaces, safety should always take first place. And the potential for loving your Read more…

5 Reasons to Get Your Chimney Cleaned & Inspected Before Fall

The end of summer is at hand, and now is the time to prepare for the comfort and joy of warm fires in chilly weather. Below are five reasons to get your chimney cleaned and inspected before fall. A cold and icy winter season is predicted, even for Texas. In the Greater Houston and Conroe Read more…

What Is The Difference Between A Fireplace And An Insert?

Most folks in Houston and South Texas are familiar with the traditional stone and brick masonry fireplaces that have existed for centuries. These fireplaces are often seen as a symbol of warmth and tradition but can also be inefficient and expensive to maintain. In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards fireplace inserts. Read more…

How Is My Chimney Leaking?

There are many reasons why your chimney could be leaking. If caught soon enough, it may be an easy fix. Letting it go or ignoring it can cost much more than initially thought. Contact Guardian Chimney Sweep to assess the situation and come up with a solution. Let’s discuss the many reasons why your chimney Read more…

How to Keep Your Chimney in Tip-Top Shape This Summer

We aren’t certified experts on looking good in a bikini or speedo, but we do know how to keep your chimney in tip-top shape this summer. Of all the things to do in the sizzling Texas heat, few would probably give you a payoff as valued as good chimney maintenance will. Using your fireplace safely Read more…

Summertime Fireplace Makeover

Are your fireplace’s best days in the rearview mirror? Do you want to spruce up your living space but need help with what to do with the fireplace? Get ready for a summertime fireplace makeover! The warmer and drier weather this time of year in Houston, San Antonio, and the South Texas region is an Read more…

How To Tell If You Need A Chimney Restoration

Chimneys are a great asset for any home unfortunately they’re susceptible to the elements. Storms can speed up the process of any deterioration or issues that chimneys may encounter. Chimneys are built to withstand storms, but if they are bad, you may experience damage to the mortar, bricks, or chimney parts such as caps, liners, Read more…

Why Now Is the Best Time for Chimney Repairs

Is it already on your home maintenance checklist? Because now is the best time for all your chimney repairs. Consider how quickly spring will soon fade into summer. Chimney masonry damage usually occurs in winter, but it isn’t always obvious until the damage has worsened. Chimney masonry repairs need to be made in warm weather Read more…