Being a family owned company, when I found out my sister was moving to Jacksonville and bringing her business, it only made sense to merge our two operations together. I will always be Mike the Chimney Guy but can be booked through The Chimney Specialist, a full service family owned company. The Chimney Specialists website: www.chimneyrepairjacksonville.com. … [Read more...] about Now Booking Through The Chimney Specialists!
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If you just happen to be in Italy between August 30th and September 2nd, don't miss the International Meeting of the Sweeps! Chimney sweeps from around the World meet in the Vigezzo Valley to celebrate the past history and future of our profession. Although chimney sweeps have been around for centuries, this will be the 38th meeting in the Valley of the Chimney Sweep. … [Read more...] about International Meeting of the Chimney Sweeps – Val Vigezzo Italy 2019
April showers might bring May flowers but it also can bring water into your home. In one of my recent inspections I found a large amount of water entering a chimney chase from just a small area right next to the flashing. First, take a look at what the area looked like from the exterior: First thought, not much to see right? Now let us take a look inside of the chimney … [Read more...] about Inspection of the Week – Rainy Season Water Intrusion
Just above the visible area of your fireplace is a smoke chamber that aids in efficiently removing smoke from your home. While newer homes typically have smooth (parged) smoke chambers which are much more efficient, older fireplaces have a stair step pattern and are more likely to build up creosote. This informational video from HeatShield explains the differences and how … [Read more...] about Chimney Care – Masonry Smoke Chambers
Here is an interesting read from the New York Times about the lack of chimney sweeps in Paris. This is a common concern not only in the US, but throughout the world. If you are interested in becoming a chimney sweep, feel free to reach out and I can help steer you in the right direction. … [Read more...] about The Disappearing Chimney Sweep