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The Homeowner, The Chimney Sweep and The Home Inspector.
This is a great article about what the home inspector is looking for and what they arenot looking for as he inspects your chimney. If you are buying or selling a house you need to read this one.

Who will clean out your dryer vent? 
Your local friendly chimney sweep, (me!!) of course. Dryer vents need cleaning on a regular cycle. Read more about why you need this service and who can do this for you.

The Masonry Stoves of Europe gain a strong foothold in North America 
Want a superb way to heat your house that does not depend on electricity, fossil fuel or a huge wood pile? Read on!!

The trouble with buying SEASONED firewood 
…is that the firewood supplier is likely to tell you it’s well-seasoned when it really isn’t. Find out more about how you can get seasoned firewood every year.

That Mysterious Soot Might Be From Candles
One day you notice dark marks on the walls ceiling or furnishings where you’re never seen them before.  What is that black stuff?? Where could it be coming from??.. Did you know some candles contain lead in the wick? Read this eye-opening article and follow the links to learn more about this potential health hazard in you home!!

Build a Holz Hausen
How to stack wood in a way as to go from a living tree to seasoned firewood in a little as three months.

A Sweep Can Do So Much MORE Than A Log?
Are “chimney sweeping logs” a good solution for your chimney maintenance needs? Can a log really replace the services of live, trained, professional chimney sweeps?

  • Passing the Hat

    From


    Karen and Carl Newton

    To


    Sarah and Will Gilfillan

    Owning and operating Chimney Keepers for 27 years has been a very rewarding experience, and we have enjoyed the relationships we have built with our customers. We are now starting a new chapter and are selling the business to one of our Technicians. Though we will miss the many relationships and friendships we have built over the years, Karen and I are looking forward to traveling full time in our Airstream as we explore the nooks and crannies of North America.

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Will and Sarah Gilfillan, who will be taking over Chimney Keepers as of March 30, 2020. Rest assured, Will has been well trained (by Carl!) and is very competent, with nearly four years of experience in the gas log/fireplace/ chimney service industry and over ten years as a firefighter. Sarah, the Office Manager/wife is a fast learner, and will do wonders in assisting you with scheduling appointments and answering questions. It was important to us to find a good fit for our customers, and we feel confident that you will find Will and Sarah to be knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

    Thank you for your business over the years. It was my distinct pleasure to have been of service to you, and I wish you continued success and prosperity in the years to come.

    Sincerely, Karen and Carl Newton

  • Is Your Wood-burning or Gas-burning Fireplaces ready for Winter?

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Log unit ready to go? If not, or for a service, give us a call.

    During a power outage, a fireplace or gas log unit may be your only form of heat, so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up an appointment, 919-772-8110.

    PS: If you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs, GET ONE… NOW… We recommend the combination CO/Smoke, battery-powered, detectors found at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or most hardware stores.

    If yours are over 10 years old, replace them (there’s a date on back). If there is not a date of manufacture on the back, GET rid of it.

  • Interesting Info/Links

    • Want to find out more about vacation rentals? Timeshare Resorts.
    • Own Timeshare and exchange with RCI? You need to read this info. IT'S IMPORTANT TO LEARN MORE. Tug2.net