Smoke created from burning wood can be a significant source of air pollution and can have serious health consequences for children, the elderly, and those with respiratory and heart conditions. It is for these reasons that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) developed a statewide Heat Smart Program to help homeowners burn more efficiently
The purpose of a chimney is to carry dangerous gases from your fireplace or woodstove out of your home. If your chimney hasn’t been inspected and cleaned in awhile, you risk the possibility of debris catching fire inside your chimney. The best way to prevent a chimney fire is to have an annual chimney inspection
At Oregon Chimney Guys, we can’t stress enough the importance of annual chimney sweeps and inspections. One of the main reasons we encourage proper chimney maintenance is to prevent and manage the buildup of creosote.
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
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.
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
In a climate like Eugene, Oregon, it’s important to stay on top of what keeps your home dry in the winter and shaded in the summer. Performing regular maintenance on your roof can save you costly repairs in the future. Here are some roof maintenance tasks to complete this summer.
Chimney sweeps are important to the safety of your home, which means you have to choose the professional wisely. If a chimney sweep fails to properly remove creosote build-up and other debris, it can pose a serious fire hazard to your home. When you hire your next chimney sweep in Eugene, Oregon, here are
Spring sure flew by here in Eugene, Oregon. With summer right around the corner it’s time to prepare your chimney for the off-season. At Oregon Chimney Guys we are the leading experts in Eugene, Oregon for all things chimney! Here’s what you can do now to help prepare your chimney for fall.
Cleaning a chimney is important to do when the creosote builds up to a quarter of an inch. Chimney cleaning gets rid of creosote, which is unhealthy to breathe in, and prevents damage inside the chimney if the soot catches fire. If you decide this is something you want to try yourself, consider the different methods