chimney cleaning

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Chimney Cleaning: A DIY Project or Hire a Professional

Chimney cleaning and maintenance is a must to keep your home and family safe. Regardless if you have a wood burner, pellet stove, gas fireplace, or other appliances that exhausts through a chimney system, the particles it gives off will build up over time. This build-up is called creosote and »

How to Considerably Lower the Risk of a Chimney Fire

Well the wood burning season is not quite over yet which means that we are not out of the woods when it comes to the risk of a chimney fire. The risk is there as long as you are burning wood in a fireplace or wood stove. The health of »

Choosing the Correct Chimney Rod Makes a Big Difference

No matter which brush you choose, you should also purchase brush rods that will help you clean the chimney. Rods vary in length, and depending on the material, they can be either stiff or flexible. Examine your chimney and decide which type of rod will work best. I am Melissa »

Cleaning a Chimney Using the Brush and Rod Bottom Up Method

Download the PDF The Bottom Up Brush & Rod Chimney Cleaning Method is very similar to the Top Down method just a little safer. You will not have to climb up on top of your roof, so this method is great for the homeowner who is not so fond of »

DIY Chimney Cleaning using the Top Down Brush and Rod Method

Download the PDF Cleaning your chimney from the top down with a brush and rod is the most commonly used method by DIY chimney cleaners. This type of cleaning method requires you to be on the roof of your home. This method will also result in the least amount of »

How Often Should a Chimney be Cleaned or Inspected

Download the PDF Chimney Cleaning and Inspections Keeping your family and home safe from the possibility of a chimney fire is the most important reason to properly clean and maintain your chimney system. Cleaning a home’s chimney is meant to remove soot, blockages, and creosote for a safer operation »

Choosing The Proper Type of Chimney Rods For Your Chimney Run

No matter which brush you choose, you should also purchase brush rods that will help you clean the chimney. Rods vary in length, and depending on the material, they can be either stiff or flexible. Examine your chimney and decide which type of rod will work best. I am Melissa »

Why Chimney Maintenance Is Important During The Burning Season

Video Highlights: 0:06 Reason for chimney maintenance during the burning season 0:16 Two ways to prevent creosote build up 0:53 To prevent chimney fires 1:03 Tips for preventing creosote build up 2:23 Knowing how your stove operates and burns 3:03 Products to aid in »

DIY Fireplace Makeover Part 1 - Cleaning and Inspecting the Chimney

Video Highlights: 0:16 Cleaning and Inspecting the Chimney 0:24 Results of the Professional Inspection 0:40 Importance of a Chimney Cap 0:50 Damper rusted shut 1:04 Exterior Inspection 1:23 Options for fixing the cracked chimney crown 1:41 Selecting the chimney cap 2:06 Sweeping »