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Chimney Sweeps Clean Chimneys with a Smile on Their Faces

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Chimney covers, Chimney flue liners

Chimney flue liners

Did you know that people first started to make their livings as chimney sweeps during the Middle Ages, when it was common for entire towns to burn down every several years? Today, when you mention the profession, most people laugh because they are thinking about the jolly dancers in movies such as Mary Poppins. However, they should not laugh because dirty chimneys are no laughing matter. For instance, did you know that uncleaned chimneys often accumulate acidic moisture from condensed flue gases? This acidic moisture is responsible for more than one breakdown of chimney liners, chimney flue liners, chimney caps, chimney covers, and chimney cover caps. It is important to maintain the quality of these chimneys and chimney cover caps because they can drastically increase the value of the home which contains them; for example, did you know that the National Association of Realtors estimates that fireplaces in homes can increase their value by more than twelve thousand dollars? It is true! Because fireplaces can be so valuable, many American homeowners have decided to install chimneys and chimney cover caps in their homes; however, many of these American homeowners are shunning traditional chimneys and chimney caps in favor of stainless steel chimneys and chimney cover caps which are often cheaper and safer than traditional models. Some American homeowners are trying to build the fireplaces in the world, although they will likely never build a more impressive brick chimney or chimney cover cap than the Anaconda Smelter Stack in Montana which is currently the tallest freestanding chimney in the world; it is five hundred and eighty five feet tall.

Comments (7)

  • August 13, 2013 at 8:27 am |

    I miss my fireplace so much. It was so warm and cozy and pretty.

  • February 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm |

    I bet you miss your strapping chimney sweep more than anything. Those men know how to party.

  • Darrel Taylor
    March 16, 2014 at 5:03 pm |

    I bet you miss your strapping chimney sweep more than anything. Those men know how to party.

  • April 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm |

    I bet you miss your strapping chimney sweep more than anything. Those men know how to party.

  • May 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm |

    I bet you miss your strapping chimney sweep more than anything. Those men know how to party.

  • June 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm |

    I bet you miss your strapping chimney sweep more than anything. Those men know how to party.

  • David Hanson
    July 14, 2014 at 6:26 pm |

    I bet you miss your strapping chimney sweep more than anything. Those men know how to party.

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