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Dryer Safety Tips

Chim Chimney knows about fire safety and home-fire prevention tips. Many don’t realize the highly combustible nature of dryer vent lint and could be contributing to a dangerous situation in the home without knowing it. In fact, more than 15,000 homes burned down last year alone due to a...

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Wood burning tips

Burning wood can be a very economical, and cozy, way to heat your home through the cold winter months. Caution must be taken however, to ensure that the fire burns safely and efficiently. Burning anything other than cured wood, or a fireplace that does not properly vent, can fill...

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How to hire a chimney sweep

Who should you call to hire a chimney sweep? Every homeowner thinks about how to keep the family they cherish safe.  A homeowner with a wood-burning fireplace has extra safety concerns, including carbon monoxide poisoning and home fires, to consider.  The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends having...

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Residential Heating Safety Tips

Record cold temperatures have hit the region and everyone is focused on staying warm in this winter weather.  Chim Chimney also wants you to be safe during these record low temps, and offers these residential heating safety tips to keep you and your family protected right now: Keep anything...

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Why Does My Fireplace Smoke?

Why Does My Fireplace Smoke? The only purpose a chimney serves is to draw smoke and other particles from a fire in the fireplace below up and out of the house.  It sounds simple enough, but There are many reasons that a chimney may not be properly pulling the...

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Anatomy of Your Fireplace

It can be quite frustrating for a homeowner to rely on recommendations from others to keep their chimney operating safely and efficiently.  How do you know when the technician has the customer’s best interest at heart, and when they have been trained to “sell” you services you don’t really...

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