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Top 5 Reasons to Have a Yearly Chimney Sweep

Updated by Lisa A on April 6, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping

Regular chimney sweeping and inspection is essential to maintaining the integrity of your chimney structure, preventing costly repairs by catching any issues early, and protecting your family and ...

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HVAC Cleaning: It's All About Air Flow

Your HVAC system relies on good air flow to work its magic: heating, cooling, and ventilating your home. When your furnace is choked with dirt, your flue blocked with animal nesting, or your dryer ...

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How Much Does a Chimney Sweep Cost?

Updated by Lisa A on February 26, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping

And why is it necessary? An annual chimney sweep is beneficial in a number of ways, most importantly because the process removes creosote buildup from the inner walls of the chimney. Creosote, which ...

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What's the Difference between Chimney Sweeping and Flue Cleaning?

Updated by Lisa A on January 20, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Flue Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping

It's a fair question, as the two are very similar, and in one case (the fireplace flue), they're the same. The two terms are often used interchangeably, even by industry insiders, as there is much ...

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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 Basics: What, Why, How, When, and How Much.

Updated by Lisa A on January 20, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping

What is chimney sweeping? Chimney sweeping is the process of cleaning the interior of a fireplace flue, usually with specialized brushes, to remove any buildup or obstructions that may hinder air ...

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Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

In preparation for winter, as you inventory your supply of hats and gloves, you may also want to take stock of your HVAC system—especially your furnace....

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Now is the Best Time to Have Your Chimney Swept: the Seasonal Rush Starts Soon.

Updated by Lisa A on January 21, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping

As the season for sitting by the fireplace nears, chimney sweeping finds its way onto the to-do list of many Minnesota homeowners. In the run-up to the holidays, as people prepare their homes for ...

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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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