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2024 Spring Cleaning Checklist: Fireplace Chimney

2024 Spring Cleaning Checklist: Fireplace ChimneyAs the seasons transition from the cold of winter to the freshness of spring, it's essential to include your fireplace in your spring cleaning checklist. A clean fireplace not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home but also ensures its safety and functionality. In this guide, we'll explore the importance of chimney cleaning, inspection, and maintenance, along with valuable tips and insights to help you navigate through the process. DIY: The best way to clean a fireplace Firebox Remove leftover wood: Clear the firebox of any remaining wood from previous use. Ash removal: Utilize a fireplace shovel to scoop out ashes, then use a small broom and dustpan to clean out any remaining ash residue. Debris and soot removal: Use a wire brush and scraper to remove any built-up residue, and...

Chimney Noises: Are Birds Stuck in Your Chimney?

If you've ever heard peculiar sounds emanating from your chimney, you may wonder if birds have taken up residence within. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the phenomenon of birds nesting in chimneys, the risks associated with it, and what steps you can take to address the issue effectively. Fireplace making noises? Before we delve into the possibility of birds being stuck in your chimney, let's address the common occurrence of noises emanating from your fireplace. While some sounds may be attributed to the normal operation of your fireplace or settling of your home there are specific sounds you should keep an ear out for when detecting a bird in your chimney. If a bird is stuck in your chimney, you may hear scratching, rustling and flapping, this is because the bird is strugling to get out. However, some birds like chimney...

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