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Do Customer Reviews Matter for Chimney Sweeps?

Do customer reviews matter when you are evaluating a chimney sweep company? According to a 2021 report by PowerReviews, Yes… over 99% of customers read reviews. It is part of the evaluation process for consumers to want to know what they are buying and who to trust prior to making a decision. But is getting […]

Wait! The Chimney Professionals Can Help!

Wait! The Chimney Professionals Can Help!

If you own a home with a fireplace or wood burning fireplace, you may have heard of a 14 point fireplace inspection. Have you gone into a friend’s home and smelled something musty or smoky? Maybe you have observed some loose bricks or a chalky white substance on the exterior of the chimney? This can […]

Cleaning a Haunted Chimney

Cleaning a Haunted Chimney

Have you made an appointment for a fall chimney inspection yet? If you haven’t, now is the time. The inside of your chimney probably looks like a haunted house on Halloween! Take a look inside, you might find some spider webs! Speaking of Halloween, the Fall season is coming quickly. Chicagoland endures humidity, strong storms, […]

What Does 3 Levels of Fireplace Inspection Mean

What Does 3 Levels of Fireplace Inspection Mean

Fireplace inspection? Who wants to think about a fireplace inspection in the summer? Well, without a fireplace inspection, your home is at risk for serious damage regardless if you have a wood burning or gas fireplace. This damage can be as minor as replacing mortar or as big as rebuilding the chimney. An annual inspection […]

A Quick 4 Step Guide on the Chimney Sweep Non-User

A Quick 4 Step Guide on the Chimney Sweep Non-User

Some people rarely use their chimneys and are in need of a chimney sweep non-user. Maybe they don’t know how to use it or prefer it to be more of an interior ornamental design than a functional part of the home. Many of us have seen the inside of someone’s house and observed some dead […]

Wood Burning Fireplace: What Can Be Burnt and Not

Wood Burning Fireplace: What Can Be Burnt and Not

A variety of items in Illinois are burned in a wood burning fireplace, from proper/improper wood, coal, cardboard, paper and even plastic. Burning the right materials is essential to keeping a safe environment inside the home. The wrong burning materials may cause a terrible smell inside the home, and a contribution to the rising air […]

Last Day of Summer – September 22, 2022 – Hello Fireplace!

With the warm temperatures we experienced this week, it’s hard to imagine the cooler chills creeping in this weekend. Over the summer months, we enjoyed the silence of the fireplace, just admiring its stillness and patience…until we meet again. As the Fall temperatures begin to insert itself more and more, there is a glimmer of […]

Chimney Fires: A Real Threat to Your Home

How often do you hear on tv or online about chimney fires in the home? With all of the bad news out there, is there time to cover chimney fires? Let’s bring you up to speed with chimney fires in and around the Chicago area. What are Chimney Fires? According to the CSIA, the Chimney […]

Chimney Stories of a Christmas Past

In a meeting last week with our Certified Chimney Technicians, they began to share some of their past experiences as the Christmas holiday approaches. Some were reluctant to tell their story. Who would believe them? Will you? We’ll need to keep their names anonymous. Chimney Technician #1: It was the last chimney service appointment of […]

Giving Your Old Chimney New Life

As you drive around any of the suburbs or within the City of Chicago, you will quickly find many homes that were built prior to 1960. Although older homes are beautiful and exhibit characteristics of the time, it also lacks the safety codes that are standard in newer homes built after 1960. Sadly, these codes […]

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