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WHY YOU SHOULD GET YOUR CHIMNEY SWEPT IN THE SPRING

WHY YOU SHOULD GET YOUR CHIMNEY SWEPT IN THE SPRING

There are a few reasons why spring is the best time to have your chimney inspected and swept.  For starters, you are not actively using your chimney so that makes it convenient for you as a homeowner.   It is better not to procrastinate when it comes to your chimney.  Cracked...

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Questions to Ask Your Certified Chimney Sweep

Questions to Ask Your Certified Chimney Sweep

Before hiring a company to work on your chimney, you will want to make sure that they are professionally qualified. Are your sweeps certified? In the state of Minnesota, chimney sweeps are not required to be certified so that means that you must do your own research before hiring a chimney...

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What to Expect During a Chimney Inspection / Sweep

What to Expect During a Chimney Inspection / Sweep

You will receive an automatic text message reminder the day before your appointment as a reminder. We will call you when we are on our way, giving you our name, when we expect to arrive, and will ask you where you want us to park. After introducing ourselves, we will remove our shoes or wear

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Visit Our Showroom

Visit Our Showroom

The Lakeview showroom is a fireplace and stove display area with many different products and choices for our customers. These products include gas fireplaces, free standing gas stoves, free standing wood stoves, wood burning fireplace inserts, electric fireplaces, and finishing...

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What are fireplace inserts?

What are fireplace inserts?

What is a fireplace insert? A fireplace insert is a fireproof metal housing box with an insulated glass front, which makes it a closed combustion system, and that is installed into an existing masonry fireplace. Fireplace inserts are available in Wood or Gas (Natural Gas or Liquid...

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Why are Pieces of Brick Falling off my Chimney?

Why are Pieces of Brick Falling off my Chimney?

Bricks or pieces of brick laying on the ground or on your roof near your chimney likely means that there are issues with your chimney that should be addressed.  The Chimney Crown vs. Chimney Cap: Sometimes the chimney crown is incorrectly referred to as a chimney cap. We...

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Fireplaces: Gas vs. Wood vs. Electric

Fireplaces: Gas vs. Wood vs. Electric

Why should I install a fireplace? A fireplace is a great addition to your home as a supplemental or backup heating source. Fireplaces are also commonly used to adjust or improve the ambiance and aesthetics of your living space. Often, when remodeling a home for resale, the owners will add a gas...

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Anatomy of a Chimney

Anatomy of a Chimney

Understanding the different parts of your chimney, and what they do, will help you make good decisions on the care and maintenance of your chimney.  Lakeview employs CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) Certified Sweeps & Inspectors to help you take care of your chimney needs and...

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