Category: chimney sweep

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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The 3 Levels of Chimney Inspections

The 3 Levels of Chimney Inspections

An annual chimney inspection is paramount for the health of your home. Whether or not you use your chimney regularly, you need to ensure that it stays functionally safe and efficient. While most homeowners know the importance of a regular chimney inspection, many are unaware of the different degrees of chimney inspections and what type […]

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Why is it Good Luck to Shake a Chimney Sweep’s Hand?

Why is it Good Luck to Shake a Chimney Sweep’s Hand?

When you think of a chimney sweep, Dick Van Dyke’s portrayal of Bert in Disney’s Mary Poppins likely comes to mind; he’s a cultural icon. Throughout the film, Bert repeatedly mentions to the children and Mary Poppins that “a sweep is a lucky as lucky can be” and that the “good luck will rub off” […]

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Spring Cleaning: Now is the Time to Schedule a Sweep

Spring Cleaning: Now is the Time to Schedule a Sweep

Spring is the time for hitting refresh, cleaning out your closet, revitalizing your garden and taking care of those home maintenance tasks that have been neglected in the colder months. As you begin the spring cleaning process, why not go ahead and schedule your annual chimney sweep?

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