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Is Your Chimney Leaking?

Posted Feb 09, 2024 in Chimneys

When your home is taking on water, the to do list to repair it can seem never ending. At the top of that list is figuring out who can help you…

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St florian

Staying True to Our Namesake

Posted Aug 10, 2023 in News

As Florians ourselves, we wanted to share some interesting history about the patron saint Florian who shares our last name. Although many people may have not heard of him, his…

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Chimney swift

Keep the Sweeps – Ditch the Swifts

Posted Jul 10, 2023 in Chimneys

You might have seen them around. Small and cigar shaped, darting in between homes or around tree branches constantly hunting for their next meal. Matter of fact, that’s the only…

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Sweep Chimney Cleaning Off Your To-do List

Posted Jul 22, 2022 in Chimneys

Many homeowners wait until the end of November or beginning of December before they call to get their chimney cleaned. That can lead to an overwhelming number of customers requesting…

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Chimney in winter

Winters are hard on chimneys

Posted Mar 01, 2018 in Chimneys

This Chicago winters have no shortage of freezing and thawing cycles, snow on rooftops, and resulting damage to chimneys. Yet many people overlook the need for maintenance of their chimneys.…

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Laundry Room - Dryer Vent Cleaning

Prevent dryer vent fires

Posted Feb 15, 2018 in Dryer Vents

15,000 house fires each year are caused by dirty dryer vents. It’s no secret that dryer vent cleaning can prevent fires — it can even help you save on your electric…

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Chimney waterproofing

Waterproofing your chimney

Posted Nov 14, 2017 in Chimneys

Materials used to construct a masonry chimney are usually porous and can absorb large amounts of moisture. Waterproofing materials are available which allow the chimney to breathe and yet prevent…

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Wood Burning Masonry Fireplace

How often should you clean your chimney?

Posted Aug 09, 2017 in Chimneys

Here at Safeway Chimney Sweeps, your safety is our main concern. We are in business to keep you, your family and your home safe when it comes to your fireplace.…

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