2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Minneapolis’

How Chimney Sweeping Helps

Monday, September 27th, 2021

We are headed into fall at this point and our nights are getting colder. Maybe you’ve found yourself thinking about getting a nice warm fire going one evening soon. We say break out the cozy blankets and your favorite book or movie to really make things enjoyable. However, before you do all that, we have to ask, have you had your chimney cleaned yet?

Chimney sweeping in Minneapolis, MN is one of the most important jobs to have taken care of at the beginning of the cold weather season. If you are scheduling work for a heater, you should be looking at getting your chimney checked out if you haven’t already. Here’s why:

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4 Signs You Need a Fireplace Repair

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Whether you have stopped using your fireplace for the year or you still get a warm fire going a few times a week, you need to make sure your fireplace is in good condition. We get that there is a big draw to “vintage” style fireplaces but there can be a big overlap between that vintage look and a fireplace that is simply falling apart due to age or wear and tear.

If your fireplace has begun to look a little worse for the wear it may be time to reach out to see if you need a fireplace repair in Minneapolis, MN. Our team can help you figure out the best solution for your fireplace so you can get back to enjoying those nights by the fire again.

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The Importance of Having a Professional Cleaning Your Chimney

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Would you let an amateur clean your teeth? Or would you make a DIY attempt at a major repair on your car? We certainly hope the answer to these questions would be no!

Some jobs are best left to the professionals. In the examples we just listed, you should visit a dentist or a car mechanic who is trained and licensed to perform the work your need. The same concept applies when it comes to cleaning your chimney. You need to work with a professional.

Professional services for your chimney aren’t just recommended, they’re necessary for the sake of your chimney’s wellbeing and yours too. Let’s look at the difference a professional can make when they perform your chimney cleaning in Minneapolis, MN.

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What You Should Know About Chimney Liners

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Not sure what a chimney liner is or what it is for? Let us help with that.

Whether you are trying to learn about better chimney care or looking to just learn more about your chimney, one thing you should know about is your chimney liner. This is a vital part of your chimney and fireplace that can impact your comfort and your safety too. We can help you learn more about your chimney liner and provide the services you need to keep it in good shape.

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Why Chimney Sweeping Is an Important Service

Monday, 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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Chimney Flue Troubles Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Monday, 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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5 Tips for Holiday Fireplace & Chimney Safety

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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