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A Chimney Sweep Can Protect in the Off-Season

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about how a chimney sweep can protect you in the off-season.

Apart from the occasional chilly spring night, we have largely exited fireplace season. And will be shifting our focus to staying comfortable by keeping cool air inside of the house instead of warm air. Even still, springtime makes the perfect time to catch up on your chimney maintenance. This way, you’re ready to go in early fall when the time comes to light up the fireplace once again. Here are the main advantages of scheduling your chimney service right now!

Easy Scheduling

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Common Chimney Related Issues

The 4 Most Common Chimney Related Issues

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about the four most common chimney related issues.

We always stress the importance of chimney inspections to our customers involved in real estate. Whether your client is buying or selling a home, it’s in their best interest to have this critical inspection completed. Above all, a Level 2 chimney inspection is required prior to the sale of any property. This guideline exists for good reason! Here are a few issues we commonly run into when completing chimney inspections.

Common Chimney Related Issues We Come Across

No Chimney Lining, or Cracked Chimney Lining. Chimney linings are now the standard for safe, structurally sound chimneys. However, it’s not guaranteed that every home has one installed...

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4 Common Causes of Chimney Odors

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about chimney odors.

Chimney odors can be a problem this time of year

When it comes to chimneys, seemingly small issues may be symptomatic of something serious brewing. These issues can have major repercussions down the road. As such, if any unusual scents are coming from your client’s fireplace, you should help them get to the root of the issue before listing it on the market. Here are the most common origins of those pesky odors.

Creosote Buildup

Creosote is the black or grey substance that adheres to our chimney walls each time we use our fireplaces. After prolonged fireplace usage, creosote buildups will start to occur, leading to highly unpleasant burning scents (and an unsafe fireplace)...

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