Questions To Ask A Chimney Sweep Before You Hire

What do you need to ask before you hire a chimney sweep. What are the qualifications of the chimney sweep? What happens if something goes wrong - Insurance? Is the chimney sweep properly trained…how do you know?

Find a Good Chimney Sweep

Finding a good chimney sweep can be difficult..!! Especially since there are few cities which regulate the chimney sweep industry.

Removing soot stains from bricks and stone

Marge Padgitt

Soot stains over a fireplace can ruin a focal point in a room and detract from the beauty of the stone, tile, or brick facing. Long thought to be irremovable, there are some new techniques and products that can do the job.

Negative House Pressure Can Cause Multiple Problems

Marge Padgitt

Negative house pressure is a common problem that can cause fireplaces and wood-burning appliances to smoke, and gas appliances to backdraft deadly Carbon Monoxide gas. This is probably the least understood house issue, but one that usually can be corrected.

Fire safety

Todd Woofenden

Fire safety is extremely important if you are building a fire in your fireplace or wood stove.

Forward Scheduling for Chimney Sweeps

Marge Padgitt

Many other successful chimney sweeping operations use some form of forward scheduling in order to keep their calendar full all year round.

Chimney self-check tips for homeowners

Todd Woofenden

Some tips that a homeowner can use when checking a chimney.

NFPA 211 & Your Chimney

Oliver Beauchemin

Certain companies provide workers who specialize in inspecting, cleaning and maintaining chimneys, vents and flues. Chimney repair is a normal part of their work. A qualified chimney sweep can diagnose and fix problems that the average person may not notice. Regularly engaging such services can mean the difference between comfortable living and disaster.

Smoke Signals: Have a question about your chimney?