Chimney Sweep Blog - Sweep Stories

Creosote is a naturally-occurring byproduct of fire. When you burn fires in your fireplace all winter long and some during the spring and fall, this can cause a large accumulation of creosote, soot, and smoke to get released into the flue. Small amounts of these materials are deposited onto the sides of the flue with each […]

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If you have a leak in your house, your first call may be to the handyman, or possibly a plumber. If your house has a chimney, this may be a call wasted! Your chimney is most likely the cause of your leak, no matter where the water makes its appearance. Signs of Chimney Leaks The […]

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One of the most devastating things that can happen to your chimney is a water leak. Masonry is made up various materials, all of which are adversely affected by water. The way the chimney is designed protects it from the damaging effects of water, from the top down. The cap, crown, and flashing help protect […]

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This time of year, you hear a lot about chimney sweeps. Homeowners have spent the fall and winter burning fires in their homes, and are now thinking about closing the fireplace out for the off-season. So, what’s the procedure? How do you clean a masonry chimney for the summer? Let Anderson’s Help You A chimney […]

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Your house has a roof to cover and protect it, and so your chimney flue should have the same type of coverage. The chimney cap allows your flue to vent out smoke and gases while protecting it like a roof. Some people might not see the need for a cap, but there are many reasons […]

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Many things can happen to your chimney that may require repairs throughout its life. Before you get overwhelmed with possibilities, consider an easier, hassle-free repair with HeatShield. A Name We Trust At Anderson’s Chimney & Masonry Services, we only offer the best in services and products for our customers. That is why we trust HeatShield […]

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While your chimney liner may be one of the most important parts of the chimney system, it is often one of the most overlooked — one reason being because you can’t exactly look at it! The liner is the part that covers the inside of the masonry from top to bottom, working as a protective […]

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Your chimney or furnace is not the only system in your home that may cause fires. Your dryer vent is a similar system designed to vent heat and lint from the clothes dryer, but needs routine maintenance to work properly. If it isn’t properly maintained, the clothes dryer may be a major fire hazard. The […]

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After a long winter of burning fires in your fireplace, your firebox may need some revitalization. The firebox is the part of the entire chimney system which endures the most abuse, yet receives the least attention. Your firebox is vital to not only the function of your heat system, but also the safety of your […]

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If you’ve been using your fireplace, insert, or stove all winter, you may be getting a little tired of it by spring. As temperatures drop, you may even be a little confused about how to maintain a temperature that doesn’t run you out of the house! Using the fireplace in the spring can be challenging […]

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