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Why Do Chimneys Need to Be Swept?

With the scorching summer heat, the last thing you may be thinking of is your chimney. But now’s a great time to schedule your chimney sweeping and inspection! Though you may be thinking “why do chimneys need to be swept anyway?” It’s a great question – and the short answer is that it’s important to […]

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Don’t Fall Victim to Fireplace Carbon Monoxide Poisoning!

Carbon monoxide gas: You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it – but it can kill you, silently and with little warning. Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning not linked to fires, according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control. More than 20,000 are treated in […]

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The Chimney Sweep: A History

The first chimneys were built around 1200 in Britain, where they replaced an open fire in the middle of the home.  Over the next four hundred years, chimneys changed in location, size, and design. Read on to learn more about the history of chimneys and the chimney sweep. The Chimney Sweep in the 17th Century […]

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Chimney Sweep Story for Kids

Hey kids! Do you know what a chimney sweep does? Below is a chimney sweep story to explain. The job of the chimney sweep is to remove soot, blockages and built-up creosote from your fireplace and chimney. Creosote is a highly flammable substance that builds up inside your chimney or liner as a result of burning wood. So, remember to […]

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