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“The Climbing Boys”
by Nick | Jul 1, 2022 | Uncategorized
If you have ever had a chimney and had it cleaned, you may not have ever considered how this practice started. Although, who would, right? It's\ a very interesting story..... In the 16th century, England fireplaces with large chimneys were a status symbol and only the wealthiest of people had them. This became a source of pride for those families. Stories around the fireplace, families gathered, holidays spent. This became the norm in wealthy households. As fireplaces became more popular keeping them clean became of much concern. Chimney Sweeps became the superhero of their time in that they were a source of good health. Clean hearth equals Clean health. As this fireplace trend continued, the English Parliament saw this as an opportunity and enacted what was known as the Hearth Tax. This taxed raised revenue according to the number...
Britain’s Ban On Wood in 2023
by Lance | Jun 13, 2022 | Uncategorized
Still Using Coal or Wet Wood? The most polluting fuels are coal and wet wood. (unseasoned wood). This does not mean that your wood-burning fireplace or stove will have to be replaced with a more efficient fuel-burning model, however, it is going to make coal-burning fireplaces and stoves obsolete or will have to be converted. As the sale of coal for home heating will not be available. The premise behind this is to lessen air pollution by improving the quality of fuel we burn in our homes. This means that the two most polluting fuels will be banned. This does not mean that you can not burn wood. It does mean that you can no longer purchase or burn green wood or wood that has not been properly seasoned (ie: dried). During this transition phase, firewood that is sold will be required to have a tag that states “READY TO BURN”, and if you...
Anatomy of a Chimney
by Nick | Jan 10, 2022 | Chimney & Fireplace Repairs, Chimney Cap, chimney inspection, Chimney Leaks, Chimney Smoke, Chimney Sweep, Parts of a Chimney
When figuring out what the problem with your chimney is, you may be wondering, “What are these parts?” Well, you are not alone. Many people who own a fireplace do not know what different parts of their chimney and such are. This is important to know as a homeowner....
Need to Inspect the Chimney.
by Nick | Aug 4, 2021 | chimney inspection, Chimney Sweep, Helpful Tips, Uncategorized
I don't need a chimney sweep because I don't use my fireplace or my chimney. Well, I'm sorry to be the one to inform you; that's WRONG! It is most probable that you use your chimney, and there are many reasons that even if you genuinely don't, you should get it...
What Exactly do we do so Well?
by Nick | Jul 26, 2021 | Chimney & Fireplace Repairs, chimney inspection, Chimney Sweep
So you are looking to get your chimney swept... What exactly should you expect? A huge mess? A two-hour drag? Something quick and easy that you don't have to pay too much mind? The Visit Likely the sweep will first come to check and prepare the area for sweeping. They...