Home Improvement: Tips For Hiring A Chimney Sweep

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
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As temperatures cool down, many homeowners are looking forward to lighting a toasty fire in their fireplace. However, proper maintenance of chimneys and fireplaces is key and can help protect against unnecessary fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Join us as we talk with our guest home inspector about national standards for proper cleaning and get tips about hiring a chimney sweep.

What do you look for when you hire a chimney sweep? Do you have a chimney, fireplace or woodstove? What questions do you have? Chimney sweeps and home inspectors, we want to hear from you – what are some of the biggest issues you see when you clean chimneys? Get involved in our conversation by emailing ideas@wpr.org, posting on the Ideas Network Facebook page and tweeting at @lmeillershow.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • John Freiburger Guest

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