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How to tell if a chimney has had a fire

So you are excited about purchasing that new home, particularly since the home has a wood burning fireplace, and you are looking forward to cozy times in front of the fire on cold winter nights. A home inspection will point out any issues with a home that you should...

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Chimney Fire

Chimney fires are the direct result of burning a fire in a chimney that has not been regularly inspected and swept clear of creosote.  These fires can be large and dramatic, with loud cracking noises and lots of dense smoke, but can also burn slowly if they don’t get...

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Spotlight: Gene Kaposy

Gene Kaposy started Chim Chimney, Inc over 17 years ago and has become one of the most respected Chimney Sweeps in the Middle Tennessee area.  His passion for “doing the job right the first time” has earned him an excellent reputation in the chimney sweep community.    The entire...

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Tips to Update your Dryer Vent

Here some quick suggestions to help improve the performance of your dryer by having a clean dryer air duct vent. The white plastic or aluminum-foil exhaust ducting on dryer vents is the most commonly used dryer vent duct material, even in new construction. While this material was thought to...

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How does that dryer lint cause my home to catch on fire?

Did you know that dryer vent lint can spontaneously combust, without needing an ignition source? Here you will learn how to prevent lint from igniting and fires from happening. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, clothes dryer fires cause approximately 15,600 fires each year, with 80% occurring...

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