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Case Study: Utility Flue Blockage and a Red-Tagged Boiler

Updated by Lisa A on January 20, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Flue Cleaning, Chimney Caps

Can you guess what caused the damage to the below flue cap? Before we identify the culprit, a few words about the importance of caps. Chimney or flue caps are indispensable for protecting the ...

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Chimney Sweeping: What You Can Do Yourself and When to Call a Pro

Updated by Lisa A on January 21, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping, Chimney Caps

Regular chimney sweeping is a critical aspect of chimney maintenance. It improves air flow and increases draft so that smoke can be drawn upward and out of your home. But more importantly, sweeping, ...

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Chimney Sweep Case Studies: Animals Nesting Inside.

HVAC cleaning technicians wear many hats besides those of mere chimney sweeps and air duct cleaners. They're also adept cell-phone retrievers (air ducts), daring rooftop climbers (dryer vents, ...

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No Chimney Cap? Might As Well Break A Window.

Updated by Lisa A on January 21, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Flue Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping, Chimney Caps

We've said it before but it bears repeating: A chimney without a chimney cap is essentially a hole in your roof, providing entry for all kinds of critters, debris, and weather elements into your flue ...

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Weird Chimney Sweeping Discoveries: Critters!

Updated by Lisa A on January 27, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping, Chimney Caps

It's a common enough occurrence, but that doesn't make it any less weird, or annoying: animals nesting in the chimney. Our techs report that 95% of the time they find animals (or evidence of animals) ...

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