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Benefits of Regular Chimney Cleaning and Inspections

The benefits of chimney cleaning and annual chimney inspections may be surprising. If the benefits were widely recognized, everyone with a masonry fireplace would prioritize chimney maintenance. Tending to household safety and upkeep are matters that should always include the chimney, even though it’s a bit out of sight and out of mind. Benefits of Read more…

Get Your Fireplace Ready For The Upcoming Holiday Season

The first task to get your fireplace ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the entire Holiday Season just ahead is to schedule a chimney inspection and cleaning with a qualified chimney sweep company. By Halloween, many—if not most—chimney sweeps are booked into December. It’s important to know the condition of your chimney before starting the season’s Read more…

How a Chimney Fire can Damage Your Chimney

Chimney fires come in all sizes. It’s pretty clear the type of damage that can be done by a full-on fire in your chimney. But chimney fires often are relatively small and start and go out on their own. Still, damage can be done by these fires, and if you don’t know about it, that Read more…

How to Tell if You Need a New Chimney

Chimneys can last for more than a century, but the time inevitably arrives when a new chimney becomes necessary. Unfortunately, the need for replacement of a chimney sometimes comes prematurely. It’s important to be able to identify signs that your chimney masonry may need repair. Neglect of regular chimney maintenance often leads to a leaning Read more…

Questions to Ask Before Entrusting a Chimney Sweep

Certified chimney sweeps take the safety of your home and family seriously, but not every chimney sweep deserves homeowners’ trust. Chimney sweeping is an unregulated industry, which opens the door for unethical individuals without training of any kind to offer services. Experts like the NFI-certified chimney sweeps at Chimney Specialists Inc. have training, experience, and Read more…

How to Stay Ahead of Your Fireplace and Chimney Maintenance

Staying ahead of fireplace and chimney maintenance can keep your family safer while saving you money, and we have the how-to’s for you. With these easy steps, you can have peace of mind and rest assured that you’ve done your due diligence to prevent hazards associated with using a wood-burning fireplace. Among households in which Read more…

What You Need to Know About Chimney Cracks

Cracks in your chimney’s masonry are early signs that tell you it’s time to have your chimney looked at and repaired. Ignoring these signs can lead to more extensive cracking, water damage, and a chimney that’s no longer safe to use or live around. How do cracks in chimneys happen? Once a chimney passes a Read more…

Chimney Rebuilding vs. Re-Pointing: What’s the Difference?

Chimneys are prone to damage and, when it comes to repairs, the primary difference between chimney rebuilding and re-pointing is timing. It’s impossible to benefit from good timing when chimney maintenance is neglected. On the other hand, it is a sign of shrewdness when re-pointing work is the type of chimney repair needed because, overall, Read more…

4 Common Problems with Basement Fireplaces

Basement fireplaces can be a true delight, but it’s not uncommon for various problems to arise. All can usually be dealt with and resolved, fortunately, with the help of chimney professionals. Read on for insights that may be helpful if your basement fireplace doesn’t operate properly. 1-Movement of Air Houses have air movement in which Read more…

Schedule Chimney Sweeping Early to Beat the Fall Rush

Winter preparations tend to get underway in full force by the arrival of autumn, making chimney sweeping in summer ideal for avoiding the fall rush. For every chimney in Southwest Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and eastern Iowa, annual chimney inspection and cleaning is recommended by experts at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). That’s a lot Read more…

 

 

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