What Happens During a Chimney Sweep Service Before an Open House?

Your home seller has a chimney sweep service and inspection scheduled before the first open house date, but what will actually happen during that appointment? Here is what you and your home sellers can expect when a professional chimney sweep from Clean Sweep Maryland arrives at the home. The Importance of a Chimney Inspection and [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Blog|

What Is the Best Time of Year for Chimney Masonry Repairs?

Have you noticed any issues in the masonry on your chimney this winter? Did you wait to complete the repairs that your chimney sweep suggested during your fall inspection? Before you schedule those repairs, you might be wondering when the optimal time of year to have them completed is. At Clean Sweep, we know how [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|Blog|

Do Gutters Change the Value of a Home?

The average homeowner or home seller might not think too much about their gutters, but the gutters are a critical piece of every property. Without the right gutters, a home can have issues with basement flooding, foundation cracks and other serious problems. Do the gutters that are on the home you are listing add to [...]

By |December 30th, 2019|Blog|

The Dangers of Fixing Slate Roofing Without a Professional

Slate is one of the most beautiful roofing materials, and slate roofs can last for over a century with proper care and maintenance. However, the maintenance process is not safe for the average homeowner to tackle. Why is slate roofing maintenance and repair best left to the professionals at Clean Sweep? The Dangers of Fixing [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|Blog|

The Features Every Safe-for-Sale Chimney Should Have

As you help homeowners put their homes on the market and help prospective home buyers find the perfect house for them, you will encounter many chimneys. Just like with many other parts of the home, safety goes beneath the surface. Chimneys that look great could have serious structural or safety issues on the inside. When [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|Blog|

4 Common Fall Chimney Problems

Chilly nights and brisk mornings are here, which means that many homeowners are suddenly noticing problems with their chimneys. While many chimneys can last for decades with regular preventative maintenance and repairs, some homeowners forget about the importance of preventative maintenance until it is too late! What are the most common fall chimney problems? The [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|Blog|

How to Find a Reputable Chimney Sweep

When your home sellers need to clean their chimneys before an inspection, who do you have on speed dial? Choosing and recommending the right chimney sweep is essential to protect your home sellers and your reputation. How can you make sure that you are recommending a high-quality, experienced and trustworthy chimney sweep? Know What Chimney [...]

By |October 31st, 2019|Blog|

Diagnosing the Most Common Chimney Smells

Now that the colder months are here, it’s time to prepare your chimney for cozy nights by the fire. However, sometimes you start a fire or open the fireplace only to find an unpleasant smell. At Clean Sweep, we regularly receive calls about strange and suspicious odors coming from chimneys and fireplaces. What Are the [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Blog|

The 5 Most Common Chimney Issues Found During an Inspection

Real estate agents understand how essential chimney inspections are to the home sale process, which is why they recommend them to their home sellers. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t think about the inside of their chimney unless something goes wrong. During a pre-sale or pre-listing home inspection, there are numerous common chimney issues that are discovered. [...]

By |September 26th, 2019|Blog|

Is Chimney Liner Insulation a Good Idea?

As winter approaches, many homeowners start to think about insulation. Could adding attic insulation make things warmer during the winter? One of the types of insulation that many homeowners completely forget about is chimney liner insulation. What Is Chimney Liner Insulation? Chimney liner insulation can improve the safety and efficiency of your chimney system, all [...]

By |September 17th, 2019|Blog|