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Why Can’t I Clean My Chimney Myself?

Why Can’t I Clean My Chimney Myself?

Old jeans? Check. Long broom? Check. That ugly shirt your mother-in-law gave you for your last birthday? Check. So you’re all set to clean out that chimney before winter, right?  Maybe not so fast.

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Do I Still Need to Get my Chimney Checked if it’s Heated with Gas?

Do I Still Need to Get my Chimney Checked if it’s Heated with Gas?

Summer is over, the kids are back in school, and Starbucks is bringing back their seasonal pumpkin spice lattes, which can only mean one thing: winter is fast approaching. And as you’re watching your neighbors spend their weekends chopping firewood to get ready for the cold, you can’t help but be grateful that you don’t […]

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What is the Difference Between a Chimney, Flue and Vent?

What is the Difference Between a Chimney, Flue and Vent?

Although chimneys may appear to be fairly simple structures, their makeup is actually much more complicated than most homeowners may realize. Your chimney may seem like it’s just the “cherry on top” for your roofline, but it serves a much greater purpose. You’ll find that chimneys come in all different shapes and sizes. The average […]

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Are Chimney Sweeps Actually Lucky?

Are Chimney Sweeps Actually Lucky?

When it comes to lucky symbols and talismans, chimney sweeps are right up there with four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, and the number seven. Chimney sweeps have long been considered a symbol of good luck; shake a chimney sweep’s hand, and some might consider you the luckiest person alive. But why? What is it about chimney sweeps […]

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Why Is It Important to Clean Your Chimney?

Why Is It Important to Clean Your Chimney?

Although cozy evenings in front of your fireplace are irresistible, you need first to ensure that it’s safe. You do this by conducting regular chimney sweeps. A chimney sweep helps remove soot, built-up creosote, and other blockages.  According to a recent report by the National Fire Protection Association, the leading cause of home heating fires […]

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Does Burning Aluminum Cans Clean Your Chimney?

Does Burning Aluminum Cans Clean Your Chimney?

If your home has a wood-burning fireplace, creosote will inevitably build up. Chimney & Masonry Outfitters has provided trusted, reliable chimney cleaning service to homeowners in Nashville, TN and across the U.S. since 2011.  Our customers trust us to educate, empower, and equip them with the tools they need to improve the value of their […]

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How Do You Know When Your Chimney Needs Sweeping?

How Do You Know When Your Chimney Needs Sweeping?

Most homeowners know that they need to check their chimney regularly for any safety hazards. But how do you really know when it’s time to have your chimney swept? Read on to learn how to look for signs that a chimney sweeping is needed.  Why Chimney Sweeping Is Important Having your chimney swept regularly keeps […]

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Why Did Chimney Sweeps Wear Top Hats?

Why Did Chimney Sweeps Wear Top Hats?

When thinking of a chimney sweep, we instantly picture Mary Poppins’ right hand man, Bert. But before Bert and his well known cap, the chimney sweeps wore traditional black, a classic top hat, and maybe even tails.  Why dress up to clean up? There are many legends behind the reason chimney sweeps wear top hats. […]

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How Long Does a Chimney Sweep Take?

How Long Does a Chimney Sweep Take?

Every flue is different, so it is hard to put a universal time on chimney sweeping. However, on average, a thorough cleaning should take about 45 minutes to an hour. This time can increase substantially if there is creosote present in your flue, if the flue is damaged in any way, or if there are […]

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Do Stainless Steel Chimney Liners Need Cleaned?

Do Stainless Steel Chimney Liners Need Cleaned?

If you use your chimney often, you need to clean it frequently even if you have a chimney liner. The chimney liner is one of the most essential parts of your chimney. When you don’t clean it, soot, dust and dirt will accumulate, which can cause multiple problems. Although the chimney liner can provide your […]

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