New Chimney Sweep Reports

Colder months are coming in quick, which means it’s crucial to get your chimney inspected. This is much more than your annual sweep and can help prevent your home from being the one in over 20,000 house fires a year caused by a faulty chimney or fireplace. There’s different levels of chimney inspections you can … Continue reading New Chimney Sweep Reports

Your Most Asked Chimney Sweep Questions Answered

When is the best time to get a chimney sweep? The best time to get a chimney sweep is when heating season is over. Spring is the best time to schedule a chimney sweep. A Step In Time will remove the creosote buildup to prevent deterioration of your chimney’s flue from the inside out. This … Continue reading Your Most Asked Chimney Sweep Questions Answered

The 5 Most Common Chimney Repairs

Common Chimney Repair #1: Creosote Buildup Creosote buildup is an inevitable result of burning wood in your fireplace. If you leave that soot unremoved for too long, this can lead to a lot of problems with your fireplace and chimney later on. These problems not only include the inefficient burning of wood but also pose … Continue reading The 5 Most Common Chimney Repairs

The New Trend: Wood-Burning Fireplaces

Perhaps it’s the feeling of throwing a log into a fire and hearing the crackling and popping sound as it burns. Or perhaps it’s the warmth and ambiance that a burning fire adds to any room. For some, it’s the beauty of an updated hearth that adds a touch of cozy elegance to your home … Continue reading The New Trend: Wood-Burning Fireplaces

What Are the Levels of Chimney Inspections?

If you have lived in a house with a working fireplace, then you are likely aware of the importance of annual inspections on the safe and efficient use of your fireplace. As the colder months are fast approaching, the desire to cozy up by the fire will likely increase, making it that much more important … Continue reading What Are the Levels of Chimney Inspections?

Formation of Modern Chimney Codes & Chimney Maintenance

Older homes are known for their character, charm, and unique architectural details particularly the fireplaces and chimneys that are especially sought after when buyers are on the market for older homes. But despite having much of the beautiful original details that made the fireplace a focal point in older homes, fireplaces and chimneys can have … Continue reading Formation of Modern Chimney Codes & Chimney Maintenance

History of Chimney Sweeps

While you might think the history of chimney sweeps is similar to Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins joyfully singing and dancing as he cleans, not a chapter of chimney sweep history actually looked at all like this. Unlike today, chimney sweeps have not always been highly regarded and even though it’s always been seen … Continue reading History of Chimney Sweeps