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.

Cleaning a Chimney: Chemical Chimney Cleaners


You’ve seen advertisements for products touted to “clean your chimney.” Are they effective? Are such products a replacement for the services of live, trained, professional chimney sweeps?

The Misunderstood Chimney Cricket

Marge Padgitt

The chimneycricket sheds rain water away from the chimney rather than allowing it to beat down onto the side of the chimney that is the most susceptible to water penetration.

Which is the best type of chimney flue liner

Todd Woofenden

The best type of chimney flue liner depends on many factors, including the type of appliance, the type of chimney, and its intended use ­ not to mention, who’s answering the question!

Water Repellant Good Idea for Masonry Chimneys

Marge Padgitt

As spring approaches homeowners are thinking about their exterior home maintenance and that should include their masonry chimney.

What type of chimney is best

Todd Woofenden

There are advantages and limitations to each kind. Determining the best type of chimney for you requires a complete picture of the specific appliances that the chimney must serve

How chimneys work: draft

Todd Woofenden

The purpose of a chimney is to take the combustion products (smoke and gasses) from the appliance to the atmosphere outside your home, and at the same time, to draw air for combustion into the appliance. This movement of combustion air and exhaust is called draft.

Smoke Signals: Have a question about your chimney?