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October means more to us than falling leaves and pumpkin spice. To many, it’s much more than holiday merchandise in the stores and cooler weather. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sweep Away Cancer In 2015, three chimney sweeps came together for one purpose–to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and ask other […]

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Have you been thinking about the holidays? About cool weather and lounging into the evening? Like most homeowners, you’d probably enjoy a new fireplace this fall and winter! In fact, according to real estate professionals, homeowners want fireplaces. It doesn’t have to involve a big renovation or a huge cost, either. Outdoor Fire Options Our […]

Temperatures are dropping, but not quite low enough that you’d want a fire. Winter in South Central Pennsylvania, can come on quickly, however, and you don’t want to be left in the cold. Scheduling your annual chimney maintenance means your chimney and fireplace will be fire-ready when you are. Preventative Maintenance The annual sweeps and […]

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Summer is drawing to a close, but there is still time to get things done before cool weather hits. When October arrives, chimney sweep companies will be busy until January–a time called the fall rush. You can get all your chimney work completed before this time and save yourself a headache. When you’re looking for […]

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Summer is a great time to make sure your dryer vent is clean! Most dryer vent fires happen in the winter months–particularly January–so scheduling now means your dryer vent will be ready for continued use through the winter. You should schedule regular dryer vent cleanings and protect your family from disaster. Why Dryer Vent Cleanings? […]

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The chimney has a specific job and every part is important to keep it running safely and efficiently. It may seem simple, but if any part of the system becomes damaged it can affect the entire system, raise fire risk, cause health and respiratory problems, and decrease efficiency. The System The Flue – The flue […]

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By the time the average homeowner sees a problem with the chimney, it has probably needed repairing for some time. Some of the most common chimney repairs we see at Anderson’s are due to water penetration, and general wear and tear due to creosote buildup. You can avoid costly repairs by catching minor problems early. […]

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While you’re enjoying your summer, you can rest easy knowing you are prepared for winter. At Anderson’s Chimney, we know that winters in South Central Pennsylvania can sometimes be harsh, and it’s our goal for all of our customers to be safe and comfortable. You can utilize the summer months in order to better benefit […]

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Chimney leaks are sometimes camouflaged by other problems. In fact, the average homeowner won’t notice a leak until it has caused substantial damage to the chimney and masonry behind the scenes. The best way to catch a leak in your chimney system is to check it often. This is one of the most important things […]

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The traditional masonry chimney is built to last. It’s actually built to last the life of your home, and will as long as it’s properly maintained. The only way to truly damage a masonry chimney is one thing, and it’s preventable: neglect. Neglecting routine maintenance and preventative care leads to water penetration and winter damage […]

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