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Do I Need a New Fireplace?

Your fireplace adds beautiful warmth and ambiance to your home, but only if it is properly maintained and not a hazard to you. Whether you moved into a new home and you are concerned about how old the fireplace is or you’ve been living in the same place for decades and finally want to upgrade [...]

By |May 23rd, 2023|Blog|

Do Fireplaces Add Value to a Home? Selling the Benefits of a Fireplace

Every buyer is attracted to different amenities, which is why some of your clients look specifically for houses with pools and others immediately rule out any property with a pool. However, some features are almost universally beloved, like the fireplace. Do fireplaces add value to a property? Here’s what every real estate agent should know! [...]

By |May 8th, 2023|Blog|

Why Do Chimneys Leak?

Between spring rains and summer storms, you might notice moisture accumulating in your chimney. A leak in your chimney is not just a minor issue, as it can indicate severe structural issues that should be addressed as soon as possible. Masonry chimneys can last for many decades, but only with the proper care. Here are [...]

By |April 25th, 2023|Blog|

4 Parts of the Chimney to Check When Listing or Selling a House

When your clients are getting ready to list their homes on the market, there are many different parts of the home that need to be inspected. One of the most important things is the chimney. As a real estate agent, you aren’t expected to be performing these inspections, but it’s a good idea to have [...]

By |April 11th, 2023|Blog|

The Benefits of Professional Duct Cleaning

You might not see the air ducts in your home, but they play a critical role in moving heated and cold air throughout the property. When your ducts are clean and in good condition, you will enjoy fresh air and minimal indoor allergy symptoms. However, over the years, your ducts will naturally accumulate mold, dust, [...]

By |March 28th, 2023|Blog|

Does Slate Roofing Add Value to a Home? Selling the Benefits of Slate Roofing to Your Clients

Most homebuyers want to purchase properties that don’t need urgent work done, which is why it’s so common to ask about the roofing material and the installation date. Slate roofing is unique for a few reasons—clients might be less familiar with it, it only needs to be installed once a century, and it has many [...]

By |March 7th, 2023|Blog|

What Is Creosote, and Why Does It Need to Be Removed?

There are many different reasons why people have their chimneys cleaned on an annual or bi-annual basis. From better efficiency to improved home safety, chimney inspections and chimney cleanings are critical parts of owning a fireplace and chimney. One of the things that you’ll hear discussed when you have a cleaning is creosote. What exactly [...]

By |February 21st, 2023|Blog|

Energy Efficiency Matters: How Chimney and Duct Cleaning Can Factor into Home Sales

Energy prices have increased across the board, and many homebuyers are thinking about the cost of heating and cooling their dream homes. As a real estate agent, you can prepare for this new reality by learning new ways to showcase energy efficiency features throughout the average home. Clean Chimneys Are Most Efficient Encourage your seller [...]

By |February 6th, 2023|Blog|

What Are Chimney Liners?

Most homeowners know the basics about their fireplace and chimney, but they aren’t quite sure what’s going on inside. That’s totally fine, since you have professionals like Clean Sweep Maryland for that! However, when you are told that you need to install a new flue liner or that there is an issue with your current [...]

By |January 24th, 2023|Blog|

Is Duct Cleaning Really Necessary Before Listing a Home on the Market?

Many of your future clients are currently making new year’s resolutions for their properties to get them ready for listing. One of the very important things that should be on every home seller’s checklist is duct cleaning. Why does it matter, and should you really encourage your clients to have it done? What Does Duct [...]

By |January 3rd, 2023|Blog|