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|

Why Does Fireplace Smoke Blow Back Into My House?

Fireplaces are a gorgeous way to add ambiance to your home, but that warm and cozy feeling can quickly evaporate if smoke is coming back in instead of out. There are many different reasons why fireplace smoke might blow back into your home, and here are some of the most common ones. Look at the [...]

By |December 29th, 2022|Blog|

3 Common Chimney Issues That Arise During a Home Sale

When you are preparing to help your buyers and sellers make any home transaction, the inspections are often one of the most important parts. If buyers find out about an issue that will take thousands of dollars to fix, it could compromise the entire sale. Scheduling a chimney inspection ahead of time is one way [...]

By |December 6th, 2022|Blog|

How to Prevent Chimney Fires

Every year in the United States, there are over 25,000 chimney fires. While not all of them lead to severe damage to the rest of the home, some of them leave people without a place to live at all. The good news is that there are many small ways that you can decrease the chances [...]

By |November 29th, 2022|Blog|

4 Chimney and Fireplace Staging Ideas

Cold weather is here, which means that prospective homebuyers are interested in all things cozy! When you are selling a home that has a chimney and a fireplace, it isn’t always realistic to have it lit for all of your showings and open houses. Additionally, if the chimney needs to be repaired before selling, it [...]

By |November 15th, 2022|Blog|

Our Guide to Choosing the Best Wood for Your Fireplace

After you’ve scheduled your fall fireplace and chimney maintenance, your chimney will be clean and ready for warm evening fires and safely enjoying time with friends and family. However, the small choices that you make every day can impact how quickly dangerous creosote builds up. What wood should you choose for your fireplace? You Must [...]

By |October 27th, 2022|Blog|

Why Baltimore Realtors Count on Clean Sweep for Rapid and Reliable Fall Inspections

There is nothing as frustrating as losing a buyer because of a delayed inspection, especially during an unpredictable housing market. When homeowners put their trust into a real estate agent, they expect reliability. When Baltimore’s best real estate agents need reliability, they put their trust in Clean Sweep. We take pride in conducting various timely [...]

By |October 5th, 2022|Blog|

The Most Common Home Issues that Pop Up Every October

With October only a few days away, Spooky Season is about to officially kick off. Unfortunately, our team is not certified to remove ghosts or ghouls from your home, but we can help in a variety of other ways! With that in mind, we’ve decided to outline a few of the most common issues around [...]

By |September 27th, 2022|Blog|

What Is Creosote, and How Can It Impact a Home Sale This Fall?

All realtors know to make sure the HVAC system is working to perfection and the caulk in the bathtub is touched up, but many totally gloss over one of the most potentially dangerous parts of the home: the chimney. Over time, even well-maintained chimneys can accumulate creosote build-up on the inside. Unfortunately, home inspectors are [...]

By |September 13th, 2022|Blog|

2 Investments to Protect Your Home This Autumn and Winter

As the sun sets on the summer of 2022, we’re entering our favorite time of year: fireplace season! If your home is looking a little worse for wear, now is the time to repair. Colder months and harsher weather are on the horizon, making the start of autumn the perfect time to make a few home investments that will keep you and your family protected all winter long. […]

By |August 31st, 2022|Blog|