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Busting 4 Myths About Chimney Cleanings and Home Sales

Is it okay to DIY chimney cleaning? Are homebuyers really concerned about the safety of a chimney before signing on the dotted line? Can a home inspector detect all the potential issues with a chimney? If you ask these questions to a variety of people, you are bound to receive a variety of responses. However, there are correct answers to each of them! As such, let’s bust a few of the most common chimney myths as they relate to home sales. […]

By |June 16th, 2022|Blog|

Buying or Selling a Home with a Chimney? Here’s Why You Should Call a Trusted Chimney Sweep!

While the buying frenzy of early spring 2022 is starting to cool off, there’s no question that many Marylanders are still searching for the perfect place to call home as we move into the summer. As you walk your clients through the stages of purchasing their home this summer, we encourage you to remind them of the importance of a chimney inspection from a professional. […]

By |May 26th, 2022|Blog|

Don’t Lose a Home Sale Over Pesky Gutter Issues this Spring

When you picture the most sought after features of a home, you probably imagine things like brand new kitchen appliances, a spacious deck, or plenty of yard space. It’s likely that functioning gutters wouldn’t be anywhere near the top of the list. The only time we really think about our gutters is when they are malfunctioning. However, malfunctioning gutters can decrease the value of clients attempting to sell their home and introduce a slew of issues for new homeowners. […]

By |April 28th, 2022|Blog|

How Can a Chimney Sweep Protect Your Home in the Offseason?

Apart from the occasional chilly spring night, we have largely exited fireplace season and will be shifting our focus to staying comfortable by keeping cool air inside of the house instead of warm air. Even still, springtime makes the perfect time to catch up on your chimney maintenance so that you’re ready to go in early fall when the time comes to light up the fireplace once again. Here are the main advantages of scheduling your chimney service right now! […]

By |April 12th, 2022|Blog|

How Can a Damaged Chimney Ruin a Home Sale?

We are officially entering peak season in the real estate industry. Even with ticked up interest rates, they are still under the historic norm. As such, this spring will be as competitive as ever! You won’t have any trouble getting visitors to an open house. However, the dangers lurking beneath the home’s surface are what can ruin a home sale when you have interested home buyers. Before getting too far in the listing process, every real estate agent should insist on a chimney inspection to ensure that the fireplace and chimney are safe. […]

By |March 22nd, 2022|Blog|

Preparing Your Home for the Spring Ahead

Spring has arrived in Baltimore and for homeowners, that means it’s time to start focusing on checking off tasks on the spring to-do-list. Once your yard clean-up and pruning are complete, here’s how Clean Sweep can ensure your home is ready for the warm, and potentially damp change of seasons. […]

By |March 8th, 2022|Blog|

Is Chimney Liner Insulation a Good Idea?

Its February, which means that spring is just over one month away at last. However, us Marylanders don’t need Punxsutawney Phil to let us know that Maryland winters can linger with us a little longer than we’d prefer. With the cold February and March ahead of us, perhaps chimney liner insulation can add a boost of efficiency and safety through the remainder of the winter. […]

By |February 22nd, 2022|Blog|

The 4 Most Common Chimney Related Issues

We always stress the importance of chimney inspections to our customers involved in real estate. Whether your client is buying or selling a home, it’s in their best interest to have this critical inspection completed. Above all, a Level 2 chimney inspection is required prior to the sale of any property. This guideline exists for good reason! Here are a few issues we commonly run into when completing chimney inspections. […]

By |February 15th, 2022|Blog|

What Every Realtor Should Know About Their Client’s Dryers

When any transfer of property takes place, it makes sense to inspect the areas of the home that are more fire prone to ensure there aren’t any hidden dangers that could pose threats to the new homeowner. The areas that stick out to most here are chimneys and ovens/ stoves. We absolutely agree that these are both parts of the home that could pose serious threats if not inspected and cleaned. However, particularly during the winter, it’s important to remember that dryers pose legitimate fire threats as well. Here’s what every realtor should know about dryer fires! […]

By |January 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Achieving Peace of Mind and Comfort this Winter with a Chimney Inspection

Now that snow is seemingly in the forecast every week here in Maryland, it’s the perfect time of year to maximize warmth and coziness with a nice fire. You should think twice before lighting your next one, however. When is the last time you had a proper chimney inspection and cleaning performed? […]

By |January 20th, 2022|Blog|