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Five Signs Your Chimney Needs to be Repaired

With record temperatures out there, your chimney may be the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn’t be! Now is a great time to hammer out some of those maintenance issues that you’ll wish were done when the snowfall starts again – like looking at your chimney! But how do you know when you […]

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How to Hire a Chimney Sweep and Get the Best Service

A safe home includes a safe chimney and fireplace. But taking care of a chimney isn’t something most homeowners can do on their own – it takes specialized skills and tools to thoroughly inspect and clean them! But you may not know how to hire a chimney sweep who’s experienced and reputable.  Read on to learn tips for hiring the […]

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Where Those Soot Stains Are Coming From & How to Avoid Them

It’s likely you’ve heard the phrase, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” But where there’s fire, there may also be soot stains. Soot stains in your home can range from a dense black layer that covers the exterior of your fireplace to a faint discoloration on walls or ceilings. Soot stains may be something that you […]

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How a Dirty Chimney Puts You & Your Home at Risk

Unless you’re Santa Claus, you probably don’t spend much time looking in chimneys. Even if you did look in your chimney, you wouldn’t really be able recognize all the soot and creosote buildup that has accumulated there. Though we don’t usually see it or give it much thought, chimneys get dirty. You may not be […]

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Winter Chimney Preparations: 5 Tips to Ensure Your Chimney is Ready for Cold Weather

Each year the fall weather sneaks up and it seems as though one minute it is warm and sunny and the next, there’s frost on the ground. The rapid fluctuation in weather is a good indicator that winter is right around the corner. That means it’s time to prepare your chimney for the long, cold […]

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The Warmer Months Are the Best Time to Clean Your Chimney & Have It Inspected!

Cold weather ahead means it’s time to ready your fireplace for winter of chilly days and freezing nights. But first things first: you need your annual chimney inspection! Be ready for the cold that comes! Don’t wait until the first snow hits, the best time to clean your chimney is well before the temperatures drop. […]

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Your Home Chimney Inspection Checklist to Help Professionals Identify Fireplace Risks

If you plan to use your fireplace this season, you need to make sure it’s safe. The best way to check for safety is to schedule a professional inspection. In the meantime, you can use this checklist to identify if your chimney may have an obvious issue. Is Your Chimney Odor-Free? What’s that smell? If […]

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It’s Chimney Safety Week: September 30 – October 6

This week is Chimney Safety Week! Temperatures are dropping as winter approaches, which means you’re nearing that very first fire of the season. Take this opportunity to consider the importance of chimney and fireplace safety before the chill creeps in! Read this quick guide to make sure you’re ready for winter! Schedule a Chimney Inspection […]

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What Causes a Leaning Chimney? Is My Home at Risk?

Your chimney weighs thousands of pounds. So, when it starts doing an uncanny impression of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you don’t want to ignore it! Tilted or leaning chimneys are a serious risk to your safety and your home. Learn what causes a leaning chimney and what you need to do to prevent it […]

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Common Fireplace Problems that Affect Its Functionality

When winter rolls around here in Michigan, the weather gets unbearably frigid! Especially for those of us around Lenawee County, the last thing you want is to discover that your fireplace isn’t working correctly. Fortunately, many of the common fireplace problems are easily identified and often easily solved. Read on to learn about the most […]

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