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6 Great Reasons to Have Your Chimney Swept Now Instead of the Fall.

Save money by having your chimney swept in spring or summer! Take advantage of the discount we offer when you have your chimney swept now instead of the busy fall season. Besides saving money, it will be one less […]

June 9th, 2015|Chimney Sweeping|0 Comments

Spring Discount

Spring …  finally!  SAVE $10 by having your chimney swept NOW.

Because your wood burning system got such a workout during this long winter of storms and temperatures in the -30’s, it’s ready to be swept.

So call NOW and SAVE $10 […]

April 22nd, 2015|Chimney Sweeping|2 Comments

A WETT inspection is important when selling your home.

A fireplace is one of the most desirable assets a home can have and is often on a homebuyer’s wish list, so don’t neglect the importance of a WETT inspection before listing your home.

A WETT inspection is an inspection […]

April 1st, 2015|WETT Inspection|0 Comments

Are raccoons moving into your chimney?

Does your chimney have a rain / animal cap at the top?

A mother raccoon, giving birth to her kits in the spring, is looking for a nice dry place to live.

If your chimney DOES NOT have a chimney cap, […]

March 17th, 2015|Chiney Caps|0 Comments

“I need a WETT certificate”

This is a request we get all the time. But… there is no such thing as a “WETT certificate”. What you actually need is an inspection performed by a WETT certified technician.

Why might you need this?

Your insurance company may […]

March 9th, 2015|Chimney Sweeping, WETT Inspection|0 Comments

Prevent heat loss and close that damper

Don’t you just love the ambiance from your wood burning fireplace.

But… once the fire is out and embers are completely cold, don’t forget to close that damper when your fireplace is not in use.

The damper, located above the firebox […]

December 5th, 2014|Damper|0 Comments

Preparing Your Firewood

I suspect that many of the trees that came down during last winter’s ice storm will eventually find their way into our wood heating systems. In anticipation of that wonderful ambiance and heat we get from wood burning, have […]

September 6th, 2014|Firewood|0 Comments

It is time to have your chimney checked.

Fall has arrived and winter will be here before you know it. Book your chimney sweep now to avoid problems later on when it is cold and icy. Many roofs are not accessible when covered in snow & ice!

October 9th, 2013|Chimney Sweeping|0 Comments

Excessive Creosote

We don’t often see this amount of creosote anymore. Modern, efficient appliances and better burning practices have largely eliminated flue blockages as the one we see in this photo. Our technician had to use a hammer and chisel to […]

February 8th, 2013|Chimney Sweeping, Excessive Creosote|0 Comments

Chimney restoration going back a few years

I was looking through some old photos and I found the attached newspaper story. It refers to a chimney restoration we did at a home in Guelph in the early 1980’s. The design was not ours – we restored […]

August 12th, 2012|Chimney Damage, Chimney Restoration|0 Comments