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Prepare for a Chimney Sweep | Black Goose Chimney Service

4 Things You Can Do to Prepare for a Chimney Sweep

4 Things You Can Do to Prepare for a Chimney Sweep A fireplace is a place where happy memories are made and you stay warm through the winter. Fireplaces also need to stay clean and be inspected yearly to be kept in good working order. Our chimney sweeps will inspect and clean your chimney so

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Chimney Swifts | Black Goose Chimney Service

There are Chimney Swifts in My Chimney, What Do I Do?

Chimney Swifts in Central Virginia If see the fast-moving birds late in the afternoons and early evenings in the summer you know about chimney swifts. If you have heard the sounds of baby birds chirping coming from your chimney, you probably have chimney swifts. If you are hearing birds chirping, there is a good chance

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Prepare for Your Chimney Inspection | Black Goose Chimney Service

5 Things to Do to Prepare Your Home for a Chimney Inspection

Being a homeowner comes with many benefits and responsibilities. Having a fireplace or wood stove adds to the experience… and to the responsibility. Part of that responsibility includes regular chimney inspections and maintenance with Black Goose Chimney Service. Getting regular inspections will go a long way for chimney safety. While we are very tidy when

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chimney damper | black goose chimney sweep

What is a Chimney Damper and What Does it Do?

So, exactly what is a chimney damper? For most homeowners, a chimney is well… just a chimney.  Most people see their fireplaces and chimneys as an accessory to their house, a source of heat when the power goes out and a place to snuggle up in front of. Chimneys need to be treated with care.

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Chimney Care Best Practices | Black Goose Chimney Sweep

Chimney Care Best Practices from Black Goose Chimney Service

With the colder months just around the corner, there are few things cozier than spending chilly nights in front of a crackling fire or wood burning stove. It’s on these nights that it really pays to have great chimney care when it comes to your fireplace and wood burning stove. For the most part, taking

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8 Things Not to Burn in a Fireplace

8 Things You Should Not Burn in Your Fireplace or Wood Stove

With a warm, crackling fire in your fireplace nearby, it’s seems like anything that can burn should be able to. Yet, as tempting as it is, many items can release dangerous fumes, dense smoke and can certainly cause build up within your chimney and flu. Some items can even be a fire hazard. To get

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