Chimney Sweep Blog - Sweep Stories

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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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Chimney caps are not just functional but can be beautiful when matched to the design of your home and chimney. Stainless steel and copper chimney caps are too-often overlooked as cosmetic, but they’re actually a wise investment—a preventative measure. Your Chimney Cap Will Lengthen Your Chimney’s Life Chimney caps are a vital preventative measure that […]

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Your Clothes Dryer Has a Life Expectancy Every aspect of your home has a life expectancy. You might expect your foundation to last the life of your home. However, the roof may need replacing through the years. Likewise, your central air and heating system should last the life of your home. Consequently, appliances like refrigerators […]

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Spring is nearly here, and south central Pennsylvania is soon to be abuzz with warm-weather festivities. As the temperature is steadily warmer, you will probably put your chimney and fireplace out of your mind. However, this is the best time to plan for your chimney maintenance. Avoid the Fall Rush The chimney and fire industry […]

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It may not feel like it yet, but spring is just around the corner! Spring is the time most homeowners assess and repair winter damage and start new projects. Don’t wait until spring before you schedule masonry repairs or remodeling that you are planning for your home. If you make a change to your home, […]

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When it comes to your chimney system you don’t want to leave maintenance and repairs up to the neighborhood handyman. There is a reason the chimney industry has a standard of training and performance. Since the 1980s the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has been the standard for certified chimney sweeps because of their excellence and […]

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Many homeowners long for the beauty of a wood-burning fireplace. They also like the convenience of having a renewable fuel source, like wood. Some homeowners even have access to their own wood. Even if there isn’t a readily accessible wood stock, homeowners can usually purchase wood from another source. It’s just important to choose the […]

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As your house fills with the sights and sounds of the holidays, it won’t be complete without a crackling fire and the scent of a wood flame. The fireplace is such a traditional fixture for the holidays, that television channels actually feature a fireplace that many families play while they enjoy their holiday festivities. If […]

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