How to Safely Operate Your Gas Fireplace

January 14, 2022 | Fireplace Basics

Do you hate the idea of burning logs and cleaning ash from your fireplace? Then you might be thrilled to know that a gas fireplace is an option. Gas fireplaces are great sources of heat and can still give your home that soothing ambiance. Still, there are some safety precautions and measures the chimney sweeps at Chimney Champions want every homeowner to know before operating a gas fireplace.

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5 Tips for a Great Fire

December 13, 2021 | Chimney Cleaning

If your home has a fireplace or two, then you have the luxury of keeping your home warm and creating a cozy ambiance. Yet, none of that happens without a great fire. So, here are five great tips from the professional chimney sweeps at Chimney Champions on how you can start and maintain a great fire!

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3 Fireplace Safety Tips for Kids

November 15, 2021 | Chimney Basics

Having a fireplace in your home requires responsibility and safety precautions, especially if kids are in the house. While your fireplace isn’t dangerous when used correctly, it does have the potential to be deadly. Yearly inspections from Chimney Champions can help prevent most fireplace accidents and issues, but there’s still more you can do. To help keep you, your family, and your home safe, pass along these three fireplace safety tips to your kids.

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Chimney Sweep

October 10, 2021 | Chimney Basics

Your fireplace is a relaxing feature in your home. Whether you have one in the living room or a bedroom, it’s an enjoyable part of your homeownership experience. However, fireplaces do come with a fair amount of responsibility, including regular sweeps from Chimney Champions. However, this process isn’t always the tidiest, so we thought we’d help you prepare for our visit.

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Why should my chimney be waterproof?

September 7, 2021 | *Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

If you live right here in Jacksonville, FL, then you know we’re blessed with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. However, we’re not immune to the occasional thunderstorm and downpour. If your chimney isn’t waterproof, then you could experience significant water damage in both your stack and your roof. But why is a waterproof chimney necessary if the downpours come and go? Chimney Champions is here to answer this, as well as other commonly asked questions we get from homeowners throughout the area.

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3 Chimney Repairs to Make Right Away

August 10, 2021 | Chimney Basics

A fireplace and chimney bring a lot of physical and monetary value to your home. However, they also require a great deal of maintenance and care. As a home ages, so does the chimney, which is why regular inspections from Chimney Champions are necessary. Even more important are repairs that you should make to keep your chimney in proper working order and keep your home safe from smoke or fire damage.

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3 Chimney Summer Maintenance To-Dos

July 14, 2021 | Chimney Cleaning

Sunny weather means more household projects. You’ve probably got a “honey-do” list longer than your leg, and the chimney is one of them. However, you shouldn’t take chimney sweeping or repairs into your own hands. Instead, let the team from Chimney Champions help you out with all of your summer chimney maintenance.

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3 Facts About Efflorescence

June 16, 2021 | Chimney Basics

Are you starting to see a white powder form on the exterior of your chimney? This residue is called efflorescence, and it’s not uncommon for homeowners to think that this is just a sign of an aging chimney. However, it’s a sign that your chimney needs an inspection, and the professionals at Chimney Champions want you to know that efflorescence should not be ignored. In fact, it could be a sign of a larger issue with your chimney, and definitely should be inspected. Here are several facts you need to know about this white, powdery substance appearing on your stack.

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3 Signs Your Chimney Is Unwell

May 15, 2021 | Chimney Basics

Chimney inspections are a crucial part of your fireplace safety and responsibility. Not only can an inspection from Chimney Champions uncover signs of a chimney fire, but it can also reveal the overall condition of your stack. Some homeowners only require a cap replacement, while others need a new flue or liner. While you might think that your chimney is functioning just fine, there are key signs that say otherwise. Here is what you need to be on the lookout for.

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3 Fireplace Spring Cleaning Tips

April 12, 2021 | Chimney Cleaning

Every spring, homeowners get the urge to clean out their homes and rid themselves of clutter and useless junk. They spring clean the windows, cabinets, attics, and garages. However, most of them completely forget about the fireplace and chimney sweeping. Thankfully, you’ve got the team at Chimney Champions to remind you why springtime is the perfect time for this chore. Today, we’ve giving you some helpful tips you can use to clean your fireplace this spring.

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