Category: chimney sweep

When is the Best Time of Year to Get a Chimney Sweep?

When is the Best Time of Year to Get a Chimney Sweep?

The amount of work for a homeowner seems endless. Besides just the weekly tasks like mowing lawns or cleaning floors, there are also seasonal chores like fertilizing grass or shoveling snow. All of these jobs are important for keeping a happy, safe home but there’s one in particular that sometimes slips through the cracks: getting […]

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What is Creosote? How Does a Chimney Sweep Prevent It from Causing a Chimney Fire?

What is Creosote? How Does a Chimney Sweep Prevent It from Causing a Chimney Fire?

When discussing chimney care, it is likely you will hear the words “dangerous” and “creosote.” But what is creosote? Our chimney sweeps can help educate you on what creosote is, as well as give a proper chimney inspection and sweeping to keep any danger out of your home. What is it? Creosote is a byproduct […]

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What Is Involved in a Chimney Sweep?

What Is Involved in a Chimney Sweep?

We sometimes get questions about why it is important to get your chimney swept. Regular chimney sweeps offer many benefits, including preventing a chimney fire, protecting your health and avoiding smoke damage. Chimney sweeps will clean your chimney, pipes, fireplaces and ducts to ensure that your chimney is clear of debris or other obstructions that […]

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How Does A Chimney Sweep Clean a Chimney? Will it Make a Mess?

How Does A Chimney Sweep Clean a Chimney? Will it Make a Mess?

According to the National Fire Protection Association, chimney cleaning or inspections should take place annually. Preferably by a professional chimney service company certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. The fireplace chimney and furnace system is quite complicated and an inspection can alert you to a potential problem before it becomes a costly repair […]

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It’s Time for a New Year’s Chimney Sweep

It’s Time for a New Year’s Chimney Sweep

The start of the New Year isn’t just a great opportunity to make resolutions – it’s also the perfect time to have your chimney swept! Throughout the year our chimneys can suffer from a buildup of soot, ash, and creosote. Having your chimney swept by a certified professional is the best way to keep your […]

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What is the cost of a chimney inspection?

What is the cost of a chimney inspection?

Whether you’re burning logs or firing up the gas fireplace, chimney maintenance should be a top priority every year. Standard and basic chimney inspection costs vary depending on roof accessibility and the type of chimney you need inspected, but generally speaking you can plan to spend about $100 to $250. Chimneys left unclean are a […]

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When to Call in a Chimney Sweep for Help

When to Call in a Chimney Sweep for Help

As we approach the cold winter months, many people are wondering when a good time to call a chimney sweep may be. In short: now. Before you start using it on a regular basis. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend hiring a chimney sweep once a year, and in this post we will […]

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5 Questions to Consider When Hiring a Chimney Sweep

5 Questions to Consider When Hiring a Chimney Sweep

As we mentioned in our recent blog post, Chimney Sweep FAQs, not all chimney sweeps are created equal. Unfortunately, virtually anyone could start a business and call themselves a sweep. This presents problems for homeowners looking for high-quality service and expertise. How can you be sure that a sweep meets those standards before allowing him […]

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Why Does My Chimney Smell In The Summer?

Why Does My Chimney Smell In The Summer?

In the middle of this hot Indiana summer, it’s likely that you haven’t thought much about your chimney. That is, until you could no longer ignore that persistent musty, smoky odor. It’s normal for a chimney to have a scent, but if your chimney is noticeably smelly, especially in the summer, there is an issue […]

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Chimney Sweep FAQS

Chimney Sweep FAQS

A chimney sweep is critical maintenance that ensures the integrity of your chimney and the safety of your home. Of course, for such important maintenance, you want the assistance of a professional with experience and expertise. That said, homeowners should also have the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about their chimneys and their homes. […]

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