Chimney Diagram

Parts of a Chimney

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”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Financing is now available for costly chimney repairs

New at Chim Chimney! We now offer financing, with approved credit, for those unexpected chimney repairs. Regular preventive maintenance is the best defense against costly chimney or fireplace repairs that can break your budget, especially when the damage goes deeper than first glance affords,...

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Signs it’s time to clean your dryer vents

Having a washer and dryer in your home is a convenience most appreciate and do not take for granted. But we rarely think about maintenance on our appliances, until we have a problem.   . According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than...

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5 Signs it’s time for a chimney repair

Think just because you don’t use your fireplace, or recently switched to a gas insert, that you are clear from chimney repairs? Think again! It’s easy to forget about the chimney when you aren’t a frequent fireplace user, but that does not remove the...

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Chimney Sweep Hidden-Camera Investigation

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Earlier this morning, NBC’s Today Show aired a segment featuring an undercover investigation on chimney sweeps. The Today Show “sting” operation took place at a home in the Northeast, where chimney sweeps...

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Water and Your Masonry Chimney

The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted parts of a home. Typically it tends to receive neither the attention nor the concern usually accorded other household service systems. The fact that chimneys may do their job reasonably well, even when abused or neglected,...

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The Facts About Chimney Fires

“Chimneys really decorate the roofline of a home… and they’re maintenance–free. Right?” Your chimney–and the flue that lines it–adds architectural interest to your home, but its’ real function is to carry dangerous flue gases from your fireplace, wood stove or furnace safely out of your...

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Clothes Dryer Vent Safety Tips

Lint and additional debris can build up in your clothes dryer vent and may cause your dryer to exhaust at less than optimum efficiency. This creates potentially hazardous conditions including carbon monoxide intrusion and the possibility for exhaust fires. If a gas clothes dryer...

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How To Hire A Chimney Sweep

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that people take a few steps when considering which chimney sweep will perform an annual inspection or related service on their chimney or vent. Because proper care and attention to service can help protect people from...

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Annual Chimney Inspections

Storks nesting in chimneys were once believed to bring good luck, according to European folklore. But, in fact, nests in chimneys – or blockages of any kind – are nothing short of bad news. They can cause smoking problems, chimney fires and carbon monoxide...

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