Take advantage of the warm and dry summer months and put your annual chimney sweep and inspection on your to-do list! While some people will put it off until the cooler months, summertime is actually a great time to get your chimney cleaned, and the Oregon Chimney Guys are here to help. Here are some
Heating stoves are more efficient at actually heating up a home than traditional fireplaces and are usually more environmentally friendly as well. The type of stove depends on the kind of fuel it uses and normally you can’t interchange one fuel for another. Once you decide on a type of stove — whether it’s a
Keeping your chimney in tip-top shape is of utmost importance if you have a fireplace or stove. Chimneys are meant to vent out the combustion gasses from your home, and if your chimney isn’t working properly, then you put yourself at risk for potential hazards such as house fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. Hiring a
Some of you may wonder what the difference is between a traditional fireplace and a fireplace insert. At Oregon Chimney Guys, we specialize in all your chimney and fireplace needs and can give you some insight on both great options.
Chimney inspections are extremely important when buying or selling a home. A fireplace adds value to a home but if it isn’t in working condition, isn’t structurally sound or hasn’t been cleaned in a while, then it can become a fire hazard that can negatively impact the value of the home.
Oregon Chimney Guys not only specialize in chimney sweeping, wood stove installation and dryer vent cleaning, we also specialize in moss removal! Moss thrives in damp shady environments and can wreak havoc on your roof. Being in the rainy Pacific northwest, your roof is susceptible moss growth. However, there are steps to take to treat
In cooler parts of the world, such as our own Eugene, Oregon during winter and fall, fireplaces are frequently used as heating sources in many homes. However, fireplaces in recent times have become more design and architectural focused than they have in the past. Before electricity and central heating in homes, fireplaces were essential to
Chimney maintenance is not something that should be overlooked and yearly inspections and cleanings should be scheduled with your local chimney sweep. Animals such as bats and birds can easily access your chimney and fireplace which isn’t great for you or the animals. Here are some helpful tips and precautions for dealing with birds or
Here in Eugene, Oregon the weather is getting cooler and it’s obvious that autumn has arrived and Halloween is right around the corner. In light of this, we thought we would share with you a little history about chimney sweeping. Be warned: things might get a little spooky! The vocation of chimney sweeping has been