Jim's Corner for April 2017 --Why should I hire a chimney specialist? - SmartSweep Chimney 2017

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Jim's Corner for April 2017 --Why should I hire a chimney specialist?

My favorite TV shows are the do-it-yourself shows.  They’re addictive for me, and I find myself switching them on all the time.  Even after performing home maintenance for decades, a guy can always learn new stuff.  And my favorite of these shows centers on a guy named Mike Holmes.  You may be familiar with him - a professional contractor and home inspector.  So, while watching his show the other day, I heard him say something that mirrors my philosophy exactly:  "Something my father taught me…If you’re going to do something, do it right the first time.  And if you can’t do it right, don’t touch it, get the hell out, do something else." I just about jumped off my chair!  "Amen, brother!"  I’ve been saying the same thing for years!

SmartSweep Chimney Service deals only with chimneys and vents.  Like one bankruptcy lawyer used to say in a television commercial, "This is all I do, and I do it well."   Same holds true for SmartSweep Chimney Service. We promise that we’ll only do what we do well, that is, chimneys, fireplaces, and vents. If you need a Certified Chimney sweep, I am CSIA Certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America.  If you are looking for an NFI Certified Wood Burning Specialist, that’s me, too!  We do this one thing only, and we do it well.  Remember, you’re burning an open flame in your home when you use your fireplace or wood stove systems. Why not get the best?  Forget about the companies that rush in and out, or those that do "fireplace cleaning" as an add-on service if you buy something else first.  Please, hire quality and expertise, for your peace of mind.

You can see us in The Family Handyman magazine, the #1 DIY home improvement magazine in the nation! (We are featured in the October 2012 and April 2013 issues, with some neat tips on Do-It Yourself chimney and fireplace maintenance.)

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