Author Archives: Carl Newton

Summer is hear and bird are back, did they invade your chimney?

Every the chimney swift come back to begin nesting in mid April and continue till mid Sept.  The birds will return to the same chimney each year or the babies will return if the parents do not make the trip. We can install a chimney cap to prevent them from returning if you want. We […]

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Dryer Vent Cleaning, Raleigh NC, Apex NC, Clayton NC, Garner NC

Why should you be concerned about dryer vent cleaning?? You might be surprise to learn that in a single year some 15,000 home fires are started by dryer vents. Plus there are some 12 deaths that result from the fire reported every year.  Many small fires in dryer vent are not reported as the issues […]

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Servicing gas logs

We have been quite busy doing service calls on gas logs. Some need parts and some just need a good cleaning. If the logs are older than 5yrs and have been used more than normal they may need a good service to make sure all is well.  Over time the log set will get dusty […]

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How to heat you house for FREE!!!

    This info is for ELECTRIC dryer ONLY.. do not try with gas dryer due to CO (carbon monoxide) issues with gas. In this blog I will share with you something we have been doing for the past 5-6 years and it really helps with providing heat and humidity to the upstairs of my […]

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Chimney Cleaning Season is upon us as is Christmas/ Hanuka Holidays

We have been going full steam at Chimney Keepers cleaning chimneys, gas logs and dryer vents systems.  With the cooler weather and every one it seem waiting to the last min to call trying to get an appt before Christmas is all most impossible. We are doing a lot of gas log services as well […]

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NC State Football falls short…

Well here we are with 2 game left in the season and State needing 3 wins to become bowl eligibility for 2013 season, so that seem like it is not going to happen this year for new coach Dave Doeren.   The NC State vs East Carolina Game is set for sat at 12:30 in […]

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Dryer taking longer to dry your clothes,, ??

Dryer taking longer to dry your clothes,, ?? Could be the vent is clogged up.. If your home is over 5 yrs old and the dryer vent has not been cleaned the dryer vent is more likely to be clogged that not.  One way to tell is when drying bulky items like towels you put […]

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  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Summer is a time for picnic, fun at the beach and birds in the chimney. If you are having an issue with birds, please let them be till they are flying out of the chimney. We can come and clean the mess out, is there is a lot, and put a cap on to help prevent the return.

    ALso, if you had another chimney sweep company come out to clean or check your chimney and leave you with a report that says you need thousands of dollars worth of repairs please give us a call.

    A lot of the thing they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Carl

    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week
    Carl

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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