Hiring a chimney professional

In checking your chimney, a chimney professional can check all of the visible components of the chimney for damage, needed maintenance, and fire safety. A chimney professional is trained to look for dangerous or questionable conditions that a homeowner could easily miss.

Fireplace cleanup and wood stove cleanup after use

Todd Woofenden

After using your fireplace or wood stove, you need to clean up to be ready for the next time. Here’s how to clean your fireplace or wood stove.

The Thorough Chimney Inspection

Marge Padgitt

Many sweeps have the opinion that they are immune to legal problems just because it has not happened to them yet. Let me assure you, it can and does happen.

Why Chimney Sweeps are Lucky

Marge Padgitt

Most people know that chimney sweeps bring good luck, wealth, and happiness, but don’t know how the tradition started.

Smoky woodstove: smoky endings

Todd Woofenden

If your stove seems to work okay once you get it going, but smokes when you are done using it, as the fire is going out, here are some possibilities.

Tips for wood stove users: 4 - 7

Todd Woofenden

Since there are countless different stove models in the field, each with its unique characteristics, it is beyond the scope of this book to cover the fine points of wood stove operation. But here are some general tips for all wood burners. A continuation of the Tips: 4 - 7

Tips for wood stove users: 1 - 3

Todd Woofenden

Since there are countless different stove models in the field, each with its unique characteristics, it is beyond the scope of this book to cover the fine points of wood stove operation. But here are some general tips for all wood burners. Tips #1 - 3

Fireplace odors

Todd Woofenden

As a general rule, in any case of fireplace odors, a chimney cleaning is in order if you haven’t had it done recently (and certainly, if it has been over a year and you use the fireplace). A buildup of soot in the chimney will increase odor problems significantly.

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.

Collapsed Chimney May Cause Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Ron Herman

When chimneys are in disrepair, the updraft stops working. Gas can seep into your home, and that poses a serious danger for your family. Deadly carbon monoxide gas can seep into your home, and it will silently poison your family. It’s important to have your chimney inspected and invest in chimney repair to protect your home and your loved ones.

Cleaning a Chimney: Chemical Chimney Cleaners

SNEWS

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?

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