How often does a chimney flue need replacing?

How often does a chimney flue need replacing?

How often does a chimney flue liner need replacing? The average lifespan of a chimney flue liner is about 15 to 20 years. If you lived in your home 15 years or more you probably need to get the entire liner replaced to make sure it is up to code. If there is damage to...
White Stuff on Bricks

White Stuff on Bricks

Hello, it’s Captain Creosote with another homeowner tip. What is the white stuff on my chimney? Did you ever notice white powdery or white crystallized substance on your stone, block, or brick masonry chimney? You may think it’s just a common aging process, but...
Brick Mason Chimney Repair

Brick Mason Chimney Repair

Hello, it’s Captain Creosote with another homeowner tip. Who do I call to repair a brick or stone chimney? This is a common question and a common mistake most homeowners make. It does seem logical that if the bricks, masonry, or stone on your fireplace chimney need...
Christmas in July!! Save BIG!

Christmas in July!! Save BIG!

We are reaching out to you because you received a bid from English Sweep for a major chimney repair but may not have taken action to fix the problem.  You are in luck. Right now we are running our annual “Christmas in July” Special. We are offering $200.00...
Does your chimney smell like a campfire?

Does your chimney smell like a campfire?

The smell is more common in the summer when the humidity is high, rainy days, and/or when the air conditioner is running. The reason for the smell is from creosote deposits in your chimney due to burning wood. The creosote absorbs into the porous masonry inside your...
5 Tips To Keep Your Home Safe From Fireworks

5 Tips To Keep Your Home Safe From Fireworks

You’re most likely seeing articles, social media posts, and news items about fireworks safety. However, most of them skip the tips for homeowners. Here are 5 tips to keep your house safe direct from firefighters. 1). According to firefighters, the most important thing...
Critters in Your Chimney

Critters in Your Chimney

Hello, it’s Captain Creosote with another homeowner tip. Today’s tip is about critters in your chimney.  To wildlife, your chimney looks like an inviting place to set up their home. Birds, squirrels, and raccoons are the most common critters found in the chimney....