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Schedule Your Spring Chimney Maintenance

As you’re putting together your spring to-do list for tasks to accomplish around the house, think about your chimney and the maintenance it might need for the spring and summer months. The drastic changes in the weather, from snow to…

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Why It’s The Best Time For a Dryer Vent Cleaning

Now is the perfect time to schedule a dryer vent cleaning with Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration. Our team works hard to ensure everything in your home is working efficiently and safely, and that includes your dryer. For over 40…

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Valley Chimney Is Here For You!

Amidst everything going on in the world, the Valley Chimney team is trying to keep everything as normal as possible right now, for your family and ours. We’re committed to safety above all else, and we wanted to reassure you…

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Chimney Water Damage & What To Do

Water damage is the leading cause of chimney damage, and it can happen at any time. Chimneys are in a state of deterioration every day, they are exposed to the weather from all sides. When water gets into the chimney…

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What Happens During The Freeze & Thaw Cycle?

Winter is in full swing now here in the Chicagoland suburbs, and it’s only going to get colder. Winter can be the worst time for masonry chimneys, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, masonry chimneys can incur more…

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What is Chimney Relining & Why Is It Important?

It’s important to perform routine maintenance on your chimney; you don’t just need to worry about chimney sweeps and animals in your chimney, but you should also worry about your chimney liners. The chimney liner is one of the most…

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Why Won’t My Fireplace Work?

With winter here, you want to enjoy a nice evening by the fire, but you’ve tried lighting the fireplace and nothing happens. The last thing you want to worry about is something wrong with your fireplace, the good news is,…

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Buy The Best Firewood For Winter

The weather has gotten colder, and Winter is in full swing. Illinois residents are already turning up the heat and starting the fireplace to stay warm at home. We cannot stress enough the importance of scheduling your annual inspection and…

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Hire the Right Chimney Sweep

It’s that time of year, the chilly weather has come and winter is just around the corner. As the weather gets colder, you’ll be looking forward to that first fire of the year. It’s a good idea to schedule your…

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Valley Chimney Celebrates National Chimney Safety Week

National Chimney Safety Week is coming up (September 30 – October 6), and the Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration team is celebrating! Every year, throughout the last week of September, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) celebrates the week…

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Schedule Your August Chimney Sweep

Summer is coming to an end, which means fall and chilly weather is right around the corner, and before you know it, you’ll want to start a fire. Before lighting your first fire of the season though, the National Fire…

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Important Summer Maintenance Tasks

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s important to make sure your home is taken care of for the hot Summer months. Valley Chimney can help cross these tasks off of your list as you enjoy Summer, but also…

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