Category: chimney sweep

What to Expect From a High Quality Chimney Sweep

What to Expect From a High Quality Chimney Sweep

A chimney sweep is an annual form of chimney maintenance and prevention that will help keep your chimney is the optimal condition. Chimney sweeps also reduce the risk of a disastrous chimney fire. Hiring a professional like Chimney & Masonry Outfitters is critical for ensuring a high-quality, effective chimney sweep. However, not all sweeps are […]

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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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Why Is It Important to Clean Your Chimney?

Why Is It Important to Clean Your Chimney?

Although cozy evenings in front of your fireplace are irresistible, you need first to ensure that it’s safe. You do this by conducting regular chimney sweeps. A chimney sweep helps remove soot, built-up creosote, and other blockages.  According to a recent report by the National Fire Protection Association, the leading cause of home heating fires […]

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How Do You Know When Your Chimney Needs Sweeping?

How Do You Know When Your Chimney Needs Sweeping?

Most homeowners know that they need to check their chimney regularly for any safety hazards. But how do you really know when it’s time to have your chimney swept? Read on to learn how to look for signs that a chimney sweeping is needed.  Why Chimney Sweeping Is Important Having your chimney swept regularly keeps […]

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Why Did Chimney Sweeps Wear Top Hats?

Why Did Chimney Sweeps Wear Top Hats?

When thinking of a chimney sweep, we instantly picture Mary Poppins’ right hand man, Bert. But before Bert and his well known cap, the chimney sweeps wore traditional black, a classic top hat, and maybe even tails.  Why dress up to clean up? There are many legends behind the reason chimney sweeps wear top hats. […]

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How Long Does a Chimney Sweep Take?

How Long Does a Chimney Sweep Take?

Every flue is different, so it is hard to put a universal time on chimney sweeping. However, on average, a thorough cleaning should take about 45 minutes to an hour. This time can increase substantially if there is creosote present in your flue, if the flue is damaged in any way, or if there are […]

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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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Do All Chimney Sweeps Accomplish the Same Thing?

Do All Chimney Sweeps Accomplish the Same Thing?

If you enjoy the warmth and comfort of your fireplace, especially during the cold winter evenings in Nashville, TN, then you should have your chimney cleaned at least once every year. A botched chimney sweep in could mean a fire. Your Certified Chimney Sweep can check the fireplace flue and the furnace flue. That is […]

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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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