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Look Out For Chimney Swifts!

Chimney swifts are a type of bird that chimney sweeps deal with a lot. Their ideal nesting location is a vertical slope, as they cannot perch on branches like most bird species. This makes chimneys a perfect spot for them! They build cup-shaped nests with glue-like...

Spring Checklist

With warmer temperatures heading our way, the spring to do lists are being created as well.  You must always remember to include your yearly sweep and inspection.  While many of these chores are the do it yourself type, chimney matters should be left to the...

Keeping Good Draft

In scientific terms, your chimney is what’s referred to as a negative pressure system.  When it’s full of hot air, it actually pulls air through the firebox; this pulling action is what’s called draft.  The simplest way to increase the draft in your chimney is to burn...

Tips to Avoid Chimney Fires

  Basic Tips to Avoid Dangerous Chimney Fires When the weather gets colder, the risk for a house fire increases because many people start using their chimneys and fireplaces. We all worry about making sure that the stove is off and blowing out candles, but many...

Keeping Animals Out of Your Chimney

Keeping Animals Out Animals can be beloved additions to our families — but those usually aren’t the ones that creep in through our chimney flue. An open, uncapped flue can invite all kinds of animals, from birds and bats to squirrels and raccoons, to climb...