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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|

How Long Does a Thorough Chimney Inspection and Cleaning Take?

Happy New Year! Home buying competition and prices both soared in 2021, and there is no reason to think that will be changing any time soon. As such, many across the state of Maryland are gearing up to list their homes on the market this spring! Naturally, this will take some planning. If your home sellers are curious about the length of time it takes for a thorough chimney inspection and cleaning, here is what they need to know! […]

By |January 6th, 2022|Blog|

The Risk of Dry Air on Our Homes

While January marks an exciting time of year for new beginnings and goals, it’s also among the driest times of year. Naturally, this means that our homes are at greater risk for fire related complications. That’s why we’ve decided to provide a few tips for keeping your home safe this January, starting with dryer safety! […]

By |December 28th, 2021|Blog|

Fixing a Drafty Fireplace Before Winter Begins

Winter is only a couple weeks away now, and colder weather is sure to come along with it. That makes right now the perfect time to address any deficiencies in your home when it comes to keeping it nice and cozy. If you have any drafty windows or are in need of HVAC service, make sure to address it as soon as possible. But what if you’re dealing with a drafty fireplace? Don’t let the issue linger! In addition to making your home noticeably colder, a drafty fireplace is sure to increase your energy bill once you crank up the heat this winter. Instead, check out our advice for fixing the problem. […]

By |December 8th, 2021|Blog|

Your Guide to Choosing the Correct Firewood This Winter

Winter is just a few weeks away now, meaning if you haven’t used your fireplace yet this year, the perfect opportunity will be here before you know it. Here are a few tips to help you select safe, high-quality wood for all your fireplace, woodstove, and outdoor furnace needs. […]

By |December 2nd, 2021|Blog|

4 Signs You’ve Partnered with a Trustworthy Chimney Sweep

Building and maintaining a strong reputation are critical factors for success in real estate. The little details count, and that’s why we recommend going out of your way to partner with a trustworthy and reputable chimney sweep when it’s time for your client’s upcoming chimney inspection and/ or cleaning. Here are four things to look [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|Blog|

Our Best Advice for Your Gutters this Fall

We’re just a few weeks away from peak fall foliage here in Maryland. After we take in all the beautiful sights across our state, the leaves will begin making their descent toward our yards. Some of them may end up in our gutters as well, which leads us to the question: is it worth installing [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Blog|

Give Your Clients Peace of Mind with a Chimney Inspection This Fall

If you have clients entering the home selling process this fall, it’s very likely that the prospect of purchasing a home with a fireplace will be enticing to potential buyers. A chimney and fireplace are excellent perks when searching for the perfect place to call home, especially considering we’re moving toward the colder months of [...]

By |September 22nd, 2021|Blog|

Keep Your Home Safe with a Dryer Cleaning from Clean Sweep

Putting off dryer cleaning keeps our dryers from working at their peak efficiency at best and can cause dryer fires in our home at worst. Around 3,000 dryer fires are reported per year, and 34% of them take place due to a lack of routine maintenance. During the humid summer months of Baltimore, the risk [...]

By |September 7th, 2021|Blog|

Why Should You Trust a Professional Chimney Sweep for an Inspection?

Home inspectors are known for being very thorough, but there are areas that can escape their expertise. The chimney is often one of them. That’s because inspectors are generally looking for obvious signs of wear and damage during their chimney inspections. If the chimney is suffering from years of ignored maintenance, a home inspector will [...]

By |August 23rd, 2021|Blog|