Chimney Sweep Blog - Sweep Stories

Posted by

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? […]

Posted by

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 […]

Posted by

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. […]

Posted by

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 […]

Posted by

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 […]

Posted by

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 […]

Posted by

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 […]

Posted by

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 […]

Posted by

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 […]

Posted by

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, […]

Request Service

Enter your information below and we'll get in contact with you as soon as possible!

Referral Program

Earn valuable credit toward services when you refer someone who uses our services!

Servicing your community since 1990 - we look forward to being your sweep for life!