History of a Chimney Sweeps Top Hat & Tails

chimney sweeps top hats

chimney sweeps top hats

History of a Chimney Sweeps Top Hat & Tails Chimney sweeping is considered the oldest profession in the world and it became a necessity since the urbanization of the modern cities. As more houses and homes begin to pop up and population multiplied, there was a rise in the demand […]

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Why getting a chimney inspection is important.

A reminder to Indianapolis, chimney inspection is important

A reminder to Indianapolis, chimney inspection is important

Why is getting a chimney inspection important? Here are 3 reasons – Even if you don’t use your chimney. Chimneys have been used to provide heat in homes for thousands of years. For generations, people knew the significance of ventilation and that harmful smoke and gases are hazardous. However, the […]

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3 Important Considerations before Hiring a Chimney Sweep

Considerations before Hiring a Chimney Sweep

Considerations before Hiring a Chimney Sweep

Looking to Hire a Chimney Sweep? Here are 3 Considerations Before Hiring Seeking the assistance of a professional service provider to get your chimney inspected on a regular basis can be considered as one of the best things that you can do to stay away from unexpected circumstances. It can […]

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What are Level 1 and Level 2 Chimney Inspections?

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level 1 level 2 inpsections

Level 1 and Level 2 Chimney Inspections What do they mean? With over 20,000 chimney fires annually in the United States, a yearly inspection is highly recommended, no matter if your home or apartment has a wood fireplace, stove, or even gas. I’m sure you’re already aware of the importance […]

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What It’s Like To Sweep Chimneys In Denmark

My Chimney Sweep Story from Denmark to the United States Fred D. Cavinder, a correspondent from The Southsider Voice, interviewed me for an article in their publication. Here is that article:   He’s a seasoned Skorstensfejer; that’s Danish for Chimney Sweep Written By: Fred D. Cavinder – Southsider Voice Correspondent […]

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Can I prevent creosote buildup?

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creosote_in_chimney

PREVENTING CREOSOTE BUILDUP Creosote accumulation is unavoidable.  To minimize creosote buildup, pay attention to what kind of wood you are burning. Seasoned, dry wood produces less smoke and burns hotter which allows for proper combustion.  A small, hot, well vented fire and a yearly chimney inspection is the key to maintaining fire safety […]

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What is creosote?

WHAT IS CREOSOTE Of the estimated 25,000 chimney related fires in the US, creosote is the culprit.  Creosote is a highly flammable byproduct produced from burning wood.  As smoke exits your chimney it carries particles with it that cling to the walls of your chimney, cool and then harden into […]

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Why should I get a chimney cap?

Three great reasons: 1. rain 2. animals 3. sparks In addition, caps also: prevent rain from damaging your chimney walls. stop birds and other animals from nesting in your chimney. protect your roof from sparks.

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What if I don’t use my fireplace?

fire brick repairs needed

fire brick repairs needed

Your unused chimney or gas fireplace is still subject to the damaging effects of wind, rain, ice and temperature extremes.  A yearly chimney inspection will notify you of any cracks in the mortar or bricks, which could allow water to enter your flue system and compromise the structural integrity of […]

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Why should I have my chimney inspected?

chimney fire prevention

chimney fire prevention

“The Indianapolis Fire Department would like to remind residents that chimney cleaning and repair should be part of a yearly maintenance routine. Creosote buildup in the chimney can spark a blaze and cause significant damage. In addition, cracks and holes in the chimney liner or mortar can become an avenue […]

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