Fire Safety

TIS THE SEASON FOR FIREPLACE SAFETY

TIS THE SEASON FOR FIREPLACE SAFETY

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is in full swing and the new year is just around the corner. However, this is the time of year when many chimney fires occur. While a festive fireplace can set the tone for the holidays, it’s important to...

SAVING ENERGY WITH YOUR FIREPLACE

SAVING ENERGY WITH YOUR FIREPLACE

One of the most popular reasons homeowners install fireplaces is to offset energy bills by using fire to heat their homes. Depending on the intensity and frequency of use, burning wood in your fireplace can significantly contribute to lower energy bills. But there are...

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9 – 15, gives us the opportunity to stress fire safety in the home, something we at Rooftop Chimney Sweeps takes seriously every day of the year. It’s in our nature to help keep your fireplace and chimney operating properly to help keep you...

FIREPLACE SAFETY CHECKLIST

FIREPLACE SAFETY CHECKLIST

Your fireplace can be a comfortable way to offset the cost of high heating bills, and can be an extremely safe option when watched carefully and taken care of. A clean and well-maintained fireplace and chimney can help minimize any unsafe practices, and help keep your...

BURNING AN EFFICIENT FIRE

BURNING AN EFFICIENT FIRE

Fireplaces can be efficient providers of heat during cold winter months, but homeowners need to do their part to ensure fires burn well to keep their heating bills in check. Burning your fire efficiently means maximizing the heat output, while minimizing effort. To...

KEEPING YOUNG CHILDREN SAFE

KEEPING YOUNG CHILDREN SAFE

As any parent will tell you, the safety and comfort of their child is of utmost importance, and keeping a child of any age from a burning fireplace should be a top priority. While constant supervision is best to keep your little one safe, there are other ways to help...

SPALLING BRICKWORK: WHY IT HAPPENS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

SPALLING BRICKWORK: WHY IT HAPPENS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

Perhaps you’ve been strolling through your yard and noticed some broken pieces of brick lying about. Or maybe you took a look at your chimney and saw that parts of the bricks were missing or cracked. You may be a victim of spalling! Spalling is when the surface of...

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY DAMP CHIMNEYS

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY DAMP CHIMNEYS

A damp chimney can often be a sign of a bigger issue that can quickly get out of control if not immediately remedied. Whether from rain water or melting snow, water in your chimney can contribute to mold growth that can cause poor air quality, and weaken the structure...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHIMNEY REBUILDS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHIMNEY REBUILDS

Your chimney really takes a beating. While the rest of your house is protected by your roof, the chimney is constantly exposed to the elements which can cause it to deteriorate over time. If you don’t regularly maintain it, you could be faced with more than just a few...

SUMMERTIME FIREPLACE MAINTENANCE

SUMMERTIME FIREPLACE MAINTENANCE

Ahhhhhh, summer. It’s a beautiful time of year filled with sunny days and hot weather. And, as a result, it’s also a time you rarely — if ever — use your fireplace. But now is the time to ensure that your fireplace and chimney are in proper working order, so that when...

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