How to easily remove Creosote from your fireplace

Creosote Problems? ??? Stuart of SaverSystems explains how to efficiently and inexpensively take care of your creosote problems. Today we are addressing one of our most common questions: how do I handle my creosote problems? Fortunately, there is a product that greatly helps in treating and preventing creosote. What is Creosote? Creosote is the product […]

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Great Day for a Chimney Fire!

What does a Chimney Fire sound like? Frequently I get the question: what is a chimney fire like? Half of them sound like a freight train, the other half are slow rumblers that residents often cannot hear. Chimney fires can cause a number of destructive issues in your fireplace and even your home. Also, it […]

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How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

     7 Ways to help prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (CO) 1)- Have carbon monoxide detector installed on each level of your home 2)- Have your home’s heating and venting systems inspected annually 3)- Have your wood-burning and gas fireplace serviced yearly 4)- Do not use charcoal grills inside your house or fireplace 5)- Never operate a […]

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Fireplace Odor? Fix my stinking chimney!

Fireplace Odor? My chimney stinks!   Ask the Chimney Sweep recently received this question about fireplace odor that you may be dealing with yourself: I have a wood-burning fireplace that I have not used in at least six years. I have had it cleaned 3 times since last using it. In the late spring and […]

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Test your wood with a Moisture Meter

Moisture Meters Burn Wise suggests: Test your wood with a moisture meter Burning wet wood is detrimental to the efficient use of  a wood burning device. This is because of its effects on air quality. In general, smoke from burning wood is harmful on the respiratory system. Burning wet wood however, actually becomes a more harmful […]

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Chimney Corbeling: Chimney Masonry Repair

Hips and Shoulders: Chimney Corbeling Chimney Corbeling can cause bigger problems so it is best to get the issue fixed sooner rather than later. The corbeling hips on your chimney could be allowing damaging water to come into your home. Corbeling aligns the shape of the smoke chamber to allow for better air flow inside the […]

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Level 2 Inspection: All Chimneys and Fireplaces

Level 2 Chimney Inspection A Level 2 Inspection is mandatory when there are changes to the flue or the construction. Additionally, it is mandatory when the home or property is for sale. Chimney corbeling can cause bigger problems so it is best to fix the issue sooner rather than later. Level 2 Inspections: Level 2 inspections are […]

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Leaky Chimney: Chimney Water Damage

Got a Leaky Chimney? A Leaky chimney is no April Fools joke, with Spring just around the corner the rainy season will be upon us! Keep this video and hope that you never have to use it! In Cincinnati? Schedule an appointment and let’s check out your chimney! 1. Moisture coming in from the top So this isn’t […]

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When to get a Chimney Cleaning

When should I clean my chimney? When to get a chimney cleaning is one of the most common questions that chimney sweeps answer daily. The real answer lies within: when was the last time it was cleaned? Schedule an appointment with American Chimney to get your chimney swept. To Prevent a Chimney Fire A chimney fire can […]

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