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Why Does Dryer Vent Cleaning Really Matter?

There’s nothing like cozying up with a warm blanket after it spent a cycle in the dryer. You might be surprised how hard our dryers have to work behind the scenes to keep our clothes clean, dry and comfortable, however. As such, a lack of routine dryer vent maintenance can lead to inconvenience in the [...]

By |January 7th, 2021|Blog|

Cleaning Dyer Vents Before Selling a Home

We all clean out our lint traps after using our dryers, but that simply does not do enough over the long haul to keep us and our loved ones safe from potential threats. Even if we clear our lint trap after each use, lint eventually starts to build up within our dryer vents. When these [...]

By |December 28th, 2020|Blog|

True or False: Chimney Edition

With peak holiday season just a few weeks away, we’re in the thick of fireplace season now! One of the last things you and your loved ones should have to worry about this time of year is dealing with chimney related complications. With that in mind, let’s jump into a quick true or false series [...]

By |December 9th, 2020|Blog|

You Still Need an Inspection Even if You Didn’t Use the Fireplace

Inspections are a required part of the homebuying process. But what if the previous owner never used their fireplace? Are you in the clear to skip the chimney inspection portion and save your client some money? The Short Answer The short answer is that you cannot skip the chimney inspection regardless of its prior usage. [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Blog|

Fireplace Season is Here! Our Best Advice for the Winter Ahead

With the weather getting colder and winter right on the horizon, it’s safe to say that fireplace season is here. Before you enjoy your first autumn fire, however, there’s some steps you should take to make sure your chimney is 100% safe and ready for use. Have a Professional Sweep Your Chimney Having your chimney [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|Blog|

4 Reasons to Be Proactive with Chimney Sweeping

Sometimes the sale of a home can hinge on the outcome of a home inspection. No buyer wants to hear that the inspection of their prospective home went poorly. As a real estate agent, you should always emphasize the importance of proactive chimney inspections to prevent any hiccups in the home buying process. It’s the [...]

By |October 21st, 2020|Blog|

When Should You Call a Chimney Sweep?

As a homeowner, you want to take excellent care of your home and keep all of your family members safe. Chimney sweeps are an integral part of that goal, as they help to remove flammable material and obstacles from the chimney and ensure the structure of the chimney is sound. When do you know that [...]

By |October 1st, 2020|Blog|

4 Surprises That Pop Up During Pre-Listing Chimney Inspections

As a real estate agent, you are one of the first places that your home sellers or buyers will go when an inspection returns with issues noted. It’s a great idea to familiarize yourself with some of the most common surprises that pop up during pre-listing chimney inspections and how to solve them. Masonry Problems: The [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Blog|

Fireplace Safety 101

Whether your home has had a fireplace for decades or you just purchased a home with a brand new fireplace tucked inside, knowing how to safely use it is essential. Fireplaces, when used and maintained properly, are very safe. However, when you don’t maintain them or pay close attention, they can lead to serious hazards [...]

By |September 8th, 2020|Blog|

The Chimney Terms Every Realtor Should Know

Real estate professionals are expected to have a great deal of knowledge about not only selling homes but also different parts of the home. Chimneys have specialized vocabulary to describe different elements of the chimney, and understanding different vocabulary terms will help you to help your clients throughout the chimney inspection and home buying or selling [...]

By |August 25th, 2020|Blog|