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Prevent Dryer Fires with Valley Chimney

Did you know that dryer vent fires are just as common as stove fires? In fact, there is 200 or more dryer vent annually in Illinois alone. The good news is, these fires are completely avoidable, and there are steps…

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Local Chimney Sweep Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

This holiday weekend, Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration’s very own Terry Dearborn attended the 41st National Chimney Sweep Guild annual convention in Norfolk, Virginia. Terry is a long time attendee of the convention and loves reuniting with his friends there…

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April Showers Bring Leaky Chimneys

April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also leave you with a leaky chimney. Before summer storms become a part of our Illinois forecast, we have to worry about April showers, and the damage they can leave on…

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration is excited to announce the launch of our brand new website! Our goal with this website is to allow our customers(new and old!) easier access to our business, services, and products. We want those interested…

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The Effects Chimney Fires Have On Your Chimney

Chimney fires are extremely dangerous as you may not know they are happening until it’s too late. Most chimney fires are quiet and slow burning, they’re usually caused by either a stray spark or high temperatures that ignite creosote buildup….

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Don’t Use Your Fireplace For Heating Purposes

The Midwest Chimney Safety Council released a warning recently that fireplaces should not be used solely for heating purposes. There are certain free-standing heat sources that are designed for heating purposes, like gas and wood-burning fireplace inserts. Marge Padgitt, the…

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National Chimney Safety Week 2018

National Chimney Safety Week 2018

We are celebrating National Chimney Safety Week September 30th – October 6th! Each year during the last week of September, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) runs its biggest promotion – National Chimney Safety Week. Each year, over 22,000…

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Fall Fireplace

Is your Fireplace Ready for Fall?

Summer is slowly coming to an end, and that means Fall is making its way onto our radar. Before we know it, many of us will be heading to our attics and closets to dig out our tall boots, warm…

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