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6 Reasons to Avoid Chimney Cleaning Logs & DIY Fireplace Care

When money’s tight, homeowners look for savings, and cooling and heating costs are generally a significant component of the household budget. At such times considering DIY fireplace care can be tempting. Homeowners often think chimney cleaning logs will help reduce maintenance costs. When the logs are set in the fireplace and burnt, they reduce creosote, […]

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5 Signs Your Chimney Is Due for a Cleaning

As fall colors deepen in Northern Virginia, fireplaces roar back into life with the end of warm days and the beginning of chilly evenings. At this time, homeowners may find problems getting their fires to burn cleanly or notice that smoke and odors are not drawn effectively out of the room through the chimney. As […]

Why Keeping Your Gutters Clean Can Save Your Home

Why Keeping Your Gutters Clean Can Save Your Home

No matter the style of your home or roof, you’ll have gutters installed. And those gutters quickly get clogged with fallen leaves, dirt, lichen, and even birds nests. Experts recommend you clean them out at least twice a year. Keeping your gutters clean will save you time and money on repairs to your roof and […]

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Dryer Vent Fires – More Common Than You Think

Did you know that failing to clean and maintain dryer vents may account for thousands of annual house fires?  Dryer vent fires are more common than you think and have resulted in millions of dollars of property damage, injuries, and the occasional death.  We don’t mean to scare you but stress the importance of dryer […]

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Benefits Your Health

Did you know that most of the toxins we breathe in every day come from inside our homes? That’s right. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), some pollutants are 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. Since we spend about 90% of our time indoors, that’s a scary thought. But we can be […]

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Why You Need to Have a Yearly Chimney Inspection

We get it. As a homeowner, you have a lot of maintenance to do. It makes you wonder, “Are all these tasks essential?” Perhaps there are some that you can skip without suffering any dire consequences. A yearly chimney inspection, however, is not optional. There are some huge dangers caused by not getting your chimney […]