Fire Safety

OUTDOOR FIREPLACE MAINTENANCE

OUTDOOR FIREPLACE MAINTENANCE

With warmer days and nights increasing, using your outdoor fireplace is likely tempting. But before you burn a fire, there is some maintenance required to make sure it operates efficiently and safely. And while an outdoor fireplace adds charm and character to your...

CLEANING YOUR FIREPLACE GLASS

CLEANING YOUR FIREPLACE GLASS

A beautiful and clean fireplace can be the centerpiece of your home and a place friends and family gather during cold winter months. But fireplace glass is often neglected, leaving your fireplace appearing dirty and unsightly. Cleaning your fireplace’s glass isn’t a...

USE YOUR TAX RETURN TO BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME

USE YOUR TAX RETURN TO BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME

With millions of Americans in 2016 expecting a tax return, the ways to spend the money is as unique as those expecting a refund. By using your tax refund to update your fireplace or chimney, your refund will add value and long-lasting beauty to your home. Some of the...

SPRING CHIMNEY CLEANING

SPRING CHIMNEY CLEANING

With warmer weather quickly approaching, many homeowners turn their attention to spring cleaning — washing windows and scrubbing floors. But too many homeowners neglect their chimney, despite using the fireplace frequently in the winter months. Having your chimney...

FLASHING FAILS? WHAT NOW?

FLASHING FAILS? WHAT NOW?

The flashing on your roof isn’t very flashy. But while it doesn’t look like anything important, flashing — especially around your chimney — has a very important job: keep water out of your home. And if your flashing fails, you can expect to fix damaged walls and...

FIREPLACE RESTORATION OF HISTORIC HOMES

FIREPLACE RESTORATION OF HISTORIC HOMES

For generations, fireplaces were the primary heating source for the home, providing warmth on frigid winter nights. As central heating gained popularity, fireplaces in now historic homes were often decommissioned, rendering them useless, and sometimes, unsightly. But...

CHIMNEY LEAKS AND HOW TO STOP THEM

CHIMNEY LEAKS AND HOW TO STOP THEM

It’s no secret: over time, your chimney deteriorates after years of intense heat inside, and exposure to the elements outside, including rain, snow, wind and more. It’s not uncommon to get a leak in your chimney. These leaks can cause big problems to your roof,...

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

With the holiday season in full swing and the New Year quickly approaching, all of us here at Rooftop Chimney Sweeps wish you the happiest of holidays. This is a special time of year to spend with friends and families around a warm fire, enjoying each other’s company...

ACCESSORIES NEEDED FOR A WOOD BURNING STOVE

ACCESSORIES NEEDED FOR A WOOD BURNING STOVE

For wood burning stoves, there are a variety of tools and accessories needed to make its use easy and efficient. Some accessories also will keep you safe when dealing with the intense heat created by the wood burning stove. And in addition to the functional tools to...

PROPERLY STORING FIREWOOD FOR OPTIMAL BURNING

PROPERLY STORING FIREWOOD FOR OPTIMAL BURNING

Firewood that is properly stored, dried and seasoned is firewood that will provide hot and long-lasting fires for you and your family to enjoy. Whether you live in Alexandria, Falls Church, McLean or Washington, D.C., it’s this dried and well-seasoned wood that...

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