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Q. How often should I have my chimney swept? This a tougher question than it sounds. The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, "Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary." This is the national safety standard and is the correct way to approach the problem. It takes into account the fact that even if you don't use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be swept at 1/8" of sooty buildup, and sooner…
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Is your Sweep a Member of the NCSG?

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While many Americans are struggling to keep up with regular home maintenance expenses, the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) shares the reminder that saving money in the short term by delaying routine maintenance may mean additional expense in the long run. Preventative maintenance is one way to keep down the cost of keeping your home safe and warm this season. The National Chimney Sweep Guild and the National Fire Protection Association both recommend that homeowners call a professional chimney sweep for an annual chimney inspection. Only a qualified professional will be able to identify and resolve maintenance issues before potential carbon monoxide intrusion and chimney fire hazards risk your time, health or money. NCSG encourages homeowners to hire professional chimney sweeps with verifiable memberships, credentials and insurance.  NCSG members have…
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We’re on YouTube!

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Subscribe to our new YouTube channel to see what we're up to. We plan to share before and after pictures, chimney care and safety tips, technician interviews, and more! Visit YouTube.com/ChimneyMechanix. Chimney Mechanix is locally owned, fully insured, and impressively certified with the highest possible technician ratings. We offer 24 Hour Emergency Service, chimney/fireplace/stove installations and inspections, brick sealing, rebuilds, relining, vent cleaning, tuck pointing, caps, crowns, and stonework. Ensuring that you enjoy your fireplace or chimney is our top goal, so relax- Chimney Mechanix was here! Relax. Chimney Mechanix was here. Call Shawano:  (715) 304-8934Green Bay: (920) 471-5223Statewide, Wisconsin Toll-Free: (877) Chim-SweepOr stop in!942 S. Waukechon Street Shawano, WI 54166
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