Archive for April, 2010

How does a Chimney Sweep clean from the inside without making a mess?

Actually, the cleaning process is quite simple.

First, we lay down a clean drop cloth and put all of our equipment on it. Then, using a high-powered vacuum we place the end of the hose at the bottom of the fireplace which collects all of the dust and debris as we brush the inside of the flue.

None of our tools touch your floor or rugs, and we are very careful to not touch anything with our hands to ensure that not only we do the best possible job cleaning your fireplace but we respect your home while doing it.

Please call us to set up an appointment.

 

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April 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

DON’T GET RIPPED OFF!

Many local Chimney Sweep companies are aware that the typical customer knows pretty much nothing about chimneys and chimney repair, and use this information to overcharge and perform work that doesn’t need to be done.

Not Family Chimney Sweep.

We pride ourselves in offering the lowest prices around and in our honesty towards the customer. We will never rip you off, and will never try and sell you equipment you don’t need.

Don’t get ripped off by these big companies who push unneeded equipment and do an inferior – not to mention more expensive – job on your chimney, and call us for all your chimney needs! We promise to give you the best rate possible!

April 16, 2010 at 8:49 am Leave a comment

WHY NO LADDERS?

Many customers wonder why the modern day chimney sweep doesn’t always go to the roof with a ladder when cleaning out the chimney.

It’s not because we don’t want to, it’s just that many times with the new equipment we use we don’t have to go on the roof. Simple as that.

New equipment has made it possible to do most all cleanings from right inside the house through the fireplace, using brushes and rods that attach and make it easier for us to clean inside the chimney.

But some times the job dictates that we go on the roof, so we need to use the ladders.

In either case, you’ll be happy to know we’ll clean your chimney with our experienced staff paying close attention to your every need.

April 14, 2010 at 7:34 am Leave a comment

SMOKE IN THE ATTIC

We got a call the other day from a couple living in the second floor of a two-family home who needed our help. They had returned one night recently to discover that the whole second floor as well as the attic was filled with smoke. Their downstairs neighbor had lit a fire, and this was the result of that.

The couple called the fire station to come and check it out, which they did. Not a fun time, we were told.

So we went over to the house to clean the downstairs fireplace and give the chimney a thorough inspection.

What we found out is that the chimney needs a new liner. That is what caused all the smoke to escape the chimney and fill the upstairs and attic.

If you are experiencing anything like this, please call us so we can come and check out your chimney and give you the best options for what needs to be done.

Because no one wants smoke in the attic.

April 7, 2010 at 9:03 am Leave a comment


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