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Why Chimney Sweeping Is an Important Service

March 1st, 2021
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Spring is right around the corner which means that spring cleaning is probably starting to pop up in conversation. Don’t forget to include your chimney in your cleaning to-do list. You should, of course, keep the exterior of the fireplace dusted and clear of debris. And if you have a wood-burning fireplace, you’ll need to make sure the firebox itself is kept as clean as possible too. But chimney sweeping is a more intense and intricate process that requires the help of a professional, not just a dust rag and some elbow grease.

While we do admire the tenacity of anyone who wants to try to clean their chimney on their own, we don’t advise it. Chimney sweeping in Minneapolis, MN is a job best left to a professional chimney sweep like those on the team at 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Here’s why this is a task for a trained individual and why it is important for you to get it done ASAP.

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3 Reasons To Love Your Chimney Sweep

February 15th, 2021

There is a lot that needs to be taken care of in regard to your chimney. The best option you have is to schedule service regularly to keep your chimney and your fireplace in optimal shape. The person who performs this service is going to be your chimney sweep.

A chimney sweep is a professional that you can rely on. While you likely won’t have a chorus line on your rooftop when you schedule a service, you can rest assured that the individual performing your chimney sweeping in Edina, MN will know exactly what they are doing.

Scheduling professional chimney sweeping services is great for your peace of mind and your safety. Here are some reasons why.

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Chimney Flue Troubles Shouldn’t Be Ignored

February 1st, 2021

When you look at a chimney made of bricks, would you imagine that there is another component inside of it that is vital to the whole system? Chances are that unless you’ve dealt with a chimney flue before, you may not realize that the chimney is nearly the exterior “covering.”

Today’s chimneys have a tube within them known as a flue. This part is vital to your ability to use your fireplace safely and easily. As you can imagine, you’d want to reach out for help from an expert when something goes wrong with your chimney flue. Here is why a problem with your flue is well worth a call to professionals to schedule chimney repair in Minneapolis, MN.

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Don’t Let Your Fireplace Fall Apart

January 18th, 2021
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Everyone has their own design styles for their home. Maybe you look a more modern look in your home or perhaps you opt for vintage decor. Whatever you choose, you deserve to have a fireplace that works with your style rather than against it. With that said, a fireplace that seems to be falling apart is NOT a great way to give your home that “vintage” feel. In fact, it can be dangerous.

Whether it is a gas fireplace insert or a traditional wood-burning fireplace, if you notice that it looks like your fireplace could turn into a pile of bricks with a strong breeze, you should be concerned. You’ll want to schedule a fireplace inspection in Bloomington, MN to have a professional assess this part of your home and put together a plan to restore it before it puts you in danger.

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Should You Go For a Gas Fireplace?

January 4th, 2021
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Have you ever gotten into one of those debates with a friend over whether physical books or a digital reader was better? They both accomplish the same goal (letting you read that new book) but many people maintain that the experience is very different. We can get into discussions just like this about wood-burning and gas fireplaces.

When you are getting ready to schedule a fireplace installation in Bloomington, MN, you may find yourself faced with this same debate. Which option is better? Most people have their own opinions. But we aren’t here to debate, we’re here to help you learn more about the option you may know the least about: gas fireplaces.

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5 Tips for Holiday Fireplace & Chimney Safety

December 21st, 2020
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Who doesn’t like to enjoy a nice warm fire when celebrating the holidays? Whether it is just yourself and your immediate family members at home, or you are having some guests over to celebrate over dinner, a good fire in the fireplace makes the mood that much nicer and warmer.

With that said, we want to make sure that nothing goes wrong while you are enjoying yourselves or after the festivities are over. There are several things that you should know to do in order to keep your home safe when it comes to your fireplace and chimney use. Using these tips, you should be able to enjoy a safe and warm season without worrying about trouble from your fireplace.

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Best Practices For Chimney Use

December 7th, 2020
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Your chimney is an important part of your home, even if you only get to see a little bit of it. Without a chimney, your fireplace would simply spout smoke and ash into your home, rather than outside. That is both messy and dangerous! So you have a lot to thank your chimney for when you want to warm things up with a nice fire on a cold night.

With all that said, it can be a good thing to take note of the best practices you can put into use whenever you use your fireplace and, by default, your chimney. We have some of these best practices listed here for you to learn a bit more about so you can enjoy the best use of this system in your home.

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What To Know About Our Fireplace Installations

November 23rd, 2020
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Sometimes even the most ideal dream home can lack that last little detail you are looking for–like a fireplace. Fireplaces, while not as necessary as they were before the advent of the central heating system, still bring a little extra warmth and “atmosphere” to a modern home. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love curling up to watch a movie or play a game next to a nice steady flame? It’s just cozy!

If you are looking to add a fireplace to your home this season, you should know that this is no simple task. A fireplace installation in Minneapolis should always be handled by experts like the ones at 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Our team knows how to get the job done right.

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Chimney Sweeping Is a Job for Pros

November 9th, 2020

Most of us have watched the iconic “Mary Poppins” movie scene with dancing chimney sweeps hopping from roof to roof and covered in soot. While chimney sweeps around here might be a little less magical, that doesn’t make them any less important. This is because chimney sweeping is a job that is best left to the professionals (that’s us) to ensure your comfort and safety.

It may not come across as a job that requires a lot of skill (you know how to sweep after all) but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The tools and knowledge required for proper chimney sweeping in Minneapolis, MN are only going to be found with a trained professional. That is why you should always reach out to 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. to keep your chimney and fireplace clean and clear.

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Why is My Chimney Leaking?

October 26th, 2020

Things are cooling off which makes it the perfect time to enjoy a warm mug of tea and a book by the fireplace. At least, it would be if your chimney wasn’t letting water and cold air leak into your home.

This is already a bothersome situation and we don’t want to make it worse but we want you to know, a leaking chimney is a problem. In fact, if your chimney is leaking it means you need to reach out to our team for chimney repair in Minneapolis, MN as soon as you can. We can help you figure out what is causing this issue and get it resolved as well.

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