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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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Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor Fireplaces VS Fire Pits

While many of you enjoy the comforts of a traditional, cozy indoor fireplace, some of you may opt for the luxury of an outdoor fireplace or fire pit that compliments your patio, adds charm to your outdoor space, and provides…

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Valley Chimney Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

It’s Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration’s 40th anniversary! Valley Chimney was founded in 1978, and has been maintaining and servicing chimneys in the western suburbs of Chicago since then. Over the years, we have grown to become one of the…

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Creosote Buildup

The 3 Stages of Creosote Buildup

Have you noticed that it’s becoming harder and harder for your fire to stay lit? Or maybe you spotted a bit of black soot in and around your fireplace? If so, you’re probably witnessing the formation of creosote. Creosote is…

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Chimney Cap

“Put a Cap on it”: Why You Need a Chimney Cap

Do you know what a chimney cap is or what purpose it serves? Although chimney caps aren’t required, chimney professionals highly recommended them as they provide added protection to your chimney and home. So, what exactly is a chimney cap…

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6 Reasons your Fireplace isn’t Working

How many times have you tried to light a fire in your home, and only came out with either a room full of smoke or a fire that just won’t light? When it’s a cold, winter day, the last thing…

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Leaking Chimney

Valley Chimney Can Fix Your Leaky Chimney!

Chimney leaks are super common. As a matter of fact, a majority of the phone calls we get from homeowners regard a leaky chimney. However, many homeowners don’t realize their chimney is having a leaking issue until they see noticeable…

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Why Choose Valley Chimney

Why Choose Valley Chimney as Your Local Chimney Sweep?

Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration is a family-owned professional chimney sweep located in Yorkville, IL. We currently serve over 40,000 clients throughout the Western Chicago suburbs, and have been inspecting, restoring, and repairing chimneys and fireplaces since 1978. We have…

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Holiday Fireplace

15 Holiday Mantel Decor Ideas

The holiday season is here! If there’s one thing we know, it’s that homeowners love to decorate their home for the holidays. What other time do you get to embellish your house with cozy lights, good-smelling candles, and colorful tinsel?…

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