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Valley Replaces Chimney Chase Top in Naperville

With winter just around the corner and the return of bone-chilling temps, now is an important time to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your chimney and its flue system. After all, you need to be 100 percent certain…

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Is Your Chimney and Fireplace Ready for Winter?

Even though the warmth and humidity of summer is still upon us, now is the time to start thinking about the safe operation of your chimney and fireplace for the upcoming fall and winter season. Appointments with Valley Chimney Sweep…

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Help! I Have Mold in My Chimney

The fireplace is a haven for many dangers around the house. From deadly carbon monoxide leaks to the possibility of catastrophic fire in the home, your chimney and fireplace need a lot of extra special care to ensure their safe…

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Chimney Chase Top Replacement in Aurora

2017 is the year for chimney chase top replacement at Fox Valley’s best chimney sweep Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration. Normally we complete about 100 of these chimney chase replacements each year. It’s only July, and we’ve already surpassed that…

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Chimney Chase Top Replacement in Morris

Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration recently completed the installation of a new chimney chase on a home in Morris, IL.  We installed the chase after our homeowners began to notice some wear and tear on their previous cover. The chimney…

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Chimney Chase Top Replacement in Montgomery

We recently installed a new chimney chase top in Montgomery, IL. Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration installed the chase top after our homeowners had new siding installed on their home. The chimney chase cover is a piece of copper or stainless steel…

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Why Is My Chimney Siding Melting?

It’s not something we see a lot, but occasionally we get calls from worried homeowners with a curious complaint. The chimney siding vinyl that covers their chimney has melted, causing it to warp and buckle. If this is happening to…

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How Important Are Glass Fireplace Doors?

One of the more common questions we receive in our daily jobs as Chicago’s best chimney sweep is “Do you recommend glass fireplace doors?” Our answer is always an overwhelming Yes! As we’ve discussed in the past, properly fitted glass…

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Will Homeowners Insurance Cover Chimney Repairs?

A question we are often asked is “Will my homeowner’s insurance cover chimney repairs?” While we’re not professional insurance adjusters and one can never be certain unless they ask, it’s been our experience that most homeowners insurance policies do NOT…

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