Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Urges Homeowners to Prepare Their Chimneys for Holiday Events

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps ( https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is urging homeowners in the Minneapolis area to get their chimney cleaned and inspected ahead of upcoming family holiday events such as Christmas and New Year’s.

Dave Lambert, owner of Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, stated “You know that having a roaring fire in your fireplace is going to make the day that much better, when you’re celebrating Christmas parties, Christmas day, New Year’s, football parties, and of course, the Super Bowl. But before you break out the fireplace, it’s best to get your chimney cleaned and inspected, so you can use it with confidence. Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps can service you quickly and efficiently, and we have the experience to know exactly how to fix any problems that might come up.”

Despite the busy season, Lambert assured homeowners that he can likely fit them in for a cleaning and inspection.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/, or call 952-944-1744.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Explains Why You Should Get Your Chimney Cleaned Now

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps ( https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is explaining to homeowners why they should get their chimney cleaned and inspected prior to using it in fall.

Getting your chimney cleaned before you use it in the fall and winter months is important because there are certain things that could go wrong while it was not in use during the summer months.

Common Chimney Problems in Summer:

  • Unpleasant odors can come from your chimney and could be due to moisture mixed with the creosote in the chimney flue. The smell can become more noticeable if heat and humidity become high.
  • Bad odors can also be a sign of an animal trapped in your chimney; it could be animal droppings or a dead animal that couldn’t escape the chimney.
  • You could get an insect infestation in your chimney, such as bees or ants.
  • Your chimney could get blocked by a bird’s nest, debris such as leaves, or excess creosote. The most common reason for a fireplace-related house fire is due to a blockage in the chimney.

A past customer of Blue Sky said, “I was worried about my chimney’s safety and so I called Blue Sky and they came out and did a professional inspection of my chimney. I was shown how to use my fireplace and am looking forward to using it this winter! Very good company!”

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com, or call 952-944-1744.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Explains Why You Should Get Your Chimney Ready for Winter Now

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps (https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is explaining to homeowners why they should get their chimney ready for winter now, along with how to save with their Fall Blue Sky Special

According to Blue Sky, there are several good reasons why homeowners should get their chimney ready for Winter now, instead of waiting until fall:

You’ll easily be able to make an appointment to get your chimney cleaned or to get any repairs done. Fall months are the hardest times to get an appointment because that’s the busy season when the majority of people are trying to schedule appointments. You’ll have more time to get any problems that arise handled in time for winter. If you wait until fall, you may not be able to get an appointment as soon as you’d like, postponing when you’ll be able to light your first fire.

Chimney professionals can often find problems that homeowners didn’t know existed, such as debris of some sort of blockage. Getting these issues fixed before you light the fireplace again is very important since not doing so can cause carbon monoxide to leak into the home.

Dave, owner of Blue Sky, said: “Our goal is to provide you exactly what you need and want for your chimney and get you all the information you need so you can make the right decision on your fireplace and chimney. Spring and summer are THE best times to get your chimney cleaned and inspected. Plus, we have our Fall Blue Sky Special – $169 plus $400 off any repairs. Call us today for more information.”

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/, or call 952-944-1744.

Why Now is the Best Time to Have Masonry Repairs Done by Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps ( http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is explaining to the public why now is the best time for homeowners to get masonry repairs done.

While it isn’t winter anymore and homeowners aren’t using their fireplace as much at the moment, that doesn’t mean homeowners should neglect getting repairs and maintenance done. In fact, Summer is the best time to get any masonry repairs done; here’s why:

  • Summer months allow the time needed to do certain projects, such as extending the masonry of the chimney or a fireplace remodel. Chimney inspections and cleanings take up a lot of time in the fall and winter months, making summer and spring ideal for larger repairs and projects.
  • The longer you wait to get your masonry repaired, the worse it will become. If homeowners wait until fall to get their masonry repaired, the problem can be much worse than if it were to have been repaired in spring or summer.
  • Warm weather is ideal to repair a masonry as most of the materials that are used to repair it take a while to cure; if temperatures are too low, it will take longer for the chimney to cure fully.

Dave Lambert, owner of Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, says: “We offer masonry repairs in Minneapolis and the metro area. We’re family-owned and operated, we’re ethical and offer the most economical prices. Give Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps a call today!”

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com, or call 952-944-1744.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Urges Public to Get Their Chimney Inspected and Cleaned Now

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com in Eden Prairie, is explaining to the public why now is the best time for homeowners to get their chimney cleaned and inspected.

Your chimney has served its purpose during the winter in keeping you warm, and now that summer is here, it is important to get your chimney cleaned and inspected so the air in your home is clean and fresh. With that said, there are three important reasons why homeowners should get their chimney cleaned and inspected in the spring:

  • Homeowners tend to schedule chimney maintenance in the fall, so you are more likely to get a convenient appointment date and time.
  • Creosote can accumulate in your chimney during the winter months, which can cause damage to the inside of the chimney and produce a foul odor. Getting rid of creosote build-up in the spring will help your chimney stay in good condition as well as keep the air in your home fresh.
  • Getting your chimney inspected early on will help find potential issues so you have time to get them repaired, along with setting aside a budget before winter comes back around.

Dave Lambert, owner of Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, says: “Blue Sky will do a comprehensive safety and maintenance inspection of your fireplace and chimney. We’ll provide you with a full inspection report and go over what we find with you and answer all your questions and give you all your options. We have very economical prices and we fully warranty all our work!”

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in the Minneapolis metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com, or call 952-944-1744.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Warns Homeowners of Possible Winter Chimney Damage

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps ( http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is warning homeowners in the Minneapolis area that large amounts of snowfall this past winter could have caused damage to their chimney. The company urges homeowners to get a chimney inspection.

Dave Lambert, owner of Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, stated “Heavy amounts of snowfall can sometimes lead to big problems with your chimney, and, if left unhandled, these problems can get worse. If you have noticed cracked or loose bricks on the outside of your chimney, this can be a sign of winter-related damage that can lead to water leaks in your chimney. After each snow storm, Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps receives many calls from customers for chimney repairs, and we have the experience to know exactly how to fix these problems.”

Lambert described specific damage that can occur to a chimney during the winter months:

Flashing Damage: The place where your chimney meets the roof is called the flashing, made out of metal, and is one of the most vulnerable areas for water leaks, as water tends to pool there. Heavy snow can damage the flashing, causing it to bend. When this happens, water from melted snow can flow into the chimney, and this water can cause damage to the wooden structure around the chimney, and to your ceiling and walls. If you have seen water stains on your ceiling or walls, you could have a damaged flashing system.

Spalling Damage: Bricks and mortar are porous and easily absorb water. When the temperature drops below freezing, water that has been absorbed into the masonry materials freezes and expands. Then as the temperature warms back up, this water thaws out and causes the bricks and mortar to crack and break apart. This is known as spalling damage, and it can also affect your chimney crown. This type of damage can lead to serious structural damage if left unrepaired.

Get a Spring Inspection: In the case of water damage to your masonry chimney, the best offense is a good defense. By having your chimney regularly inspected and maintained, any masonry damage can be detected and handled quickly. And an annual inspection will alert you to any problems with your chimney, allowing repairs to be made quickly to prevent further decay.”

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com, or call 952-944-1744.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Explains How to Use the Fireplace this Spring

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps ( http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is explaining to homeowners how to use their fireplace this spring so it remains safe for next winter.

How to maintain your fireplace this Spring:

  • Control the temperature if you decide to use it. You don’t want to waste firewood by having too hot of a temperature causing you to open the windows. The type of wood can help control the temperature. For example, softwood will burn hotter and faster, while hardwood will create less heat and burn longer.
  • Do not use green wood. Burn properly seasoned wood any time you use your fireplace in order to have proper heating.
  • Use your fire place efficiently by using the top-down burn method. This method helps burn all the fuel completely. Although this method may take some getting used to, it is fairly easy and will save you from wasting firewood.

A past client of Blue Sky said: “The communication and responsiveness was some of the best I’ve had dealing with contractors over the years. From the first call for an estimate to the final payment the whole thing could not have been easier… They replaced the flued, rebuilt the chimney, poured a new cap and waterproofed the whole chimney. They were in and out in less than two days!”

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com, or call 952-944-1744.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Advises Homeowners to Get Those Repairs Done Sooner Than Later With The Rainy Season Right Around The Corner

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps (http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is advising homeowners to get their chimney repairs done now as spring is almost here.

While it seems like the snow keeps falling, one thing is for sure, spring is right around the corner. Before the rainy season hits, take time now to make sure your chimney is in good shape. As temperatures rise and drop as they do in the early spring, water seeping into the masonry can expand, creating bigger cracks and holes.

Homeowners that take the necessary precautions to protect their chimney will prevent costly repairs and keep their home and family safe. Get your fireplace and chimney cleaned and inspected annually to avoid structural issues and protect the integrity of your chimney. Make sure that you have a chimney cap installed to deter critters from entering. Coat any exposed areas of the chimney crown with a waterproof sealant to prohibit water intrusion.

Dave Lambert, the owner of Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, mentioned: “Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps will do a comprehensive safety and maintenance inspection of your fireplace and chimney. We’ll provide you with a full inspection report and go over what we find with you and answer all your questions and give you all your options. We have very economical prices and we fully warranty all our work.”

A past client of Blue Sky stated: “ The entire experience with Blue Sky was great. We
had to have the top crown/cap replaced on our chimney because it was disintegrating
and a couple of the flue tile were cracked so water would leak down the chimney in
heavy rain storms. The communication and responsiveness was some of the best I’ve had dealing with contractors over the years.”

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com, or call 952-944-1744.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Offers Winter Energy Saving Tips

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps (http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is giving homeowners their tips on how to save energy during the winter season.

Three tips to save energy this winter include:

  • The best way to save energy with your fireplace during the winter is to make sure your fire is efficient. To accomplish this, always burn well-seasoned wood, which contains 20 to 25 percent water compared to fresh wood, which contains about 45 percent water. The less water the wood has, the quicker your home is heated and the more efficient the fire is.
  • Install a top-sealing damper. When the damper is closed, it will create a tight seal so cold drafts won’t come into your house; when it is open, it will function like a cap. It is very important to always keep the damper open when a fire is burning to ensure the smoke can get out.
  • Have your chimney inspected annually to ensure nothing is holding your fireplace back from performing properly.

A past client of Blue Sky said: “I was worried about my chimney’s safety and so I called Blue Sky and they came out and did a professional inspection of my chimney and it turns out it just needed a cleaning is all. I was shown how to use my fireplace and am looking forward to using it this winter! Very good company!”

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com, or call 952-944-1744.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Explains How Cold Weather Damages the Chimney

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps (http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is explaining to the public how cold weather can damage chimneys and why homeowners should get their chimneys inspected during and after the winter months.

Just like how potholes show up in roads during the winter, chimneys can get cracks and holes when the temperature drops below freezing, which can cause spalling damage. When water gets trapped in the bricks and mortar, it will freeze when the temperature drops below freezing, causing it to expand. Then, when the ice thaws, cracks can occur and can cause parts of the chimney to break – compromising the structure of the chimney.

An effective way to prevent water from getting into your chimney is to have a chimney cap installed. Another option is to waterproof the chimney, which creates a barrier between water, rain and melted snow and the chimney. Both options help to prevent damage from melted snow and help keep the fireplace safe to use during winter.

Dave Lambert, the owner of Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, mentioned: “The National Fire Protection Association recommends that your chimney should be inspected at least once a year to meet safety and maintenance standards and to check for any sooty deposit buildup or defects that makes the chimney unsafe. If you’re in doubt or simply haven’t had your chimney checked in a while, call Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps!”

A past client of Blue Sky said: “The crew showed up as expected and quickly went to work tearing off the old cap and a few layers of flagstone to replace the cracked flues. They replaced the flues, rebuilt the chimney poured a new cap and waterproofed the whole chimney… The workmanship is great and cleanup after the job was perfect.”

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit http://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com, or call 952-944-1744.