1. The Importance of a Clean Fireplace

    Picture it: it is a cold, winter day, and you can't wait to get home and plop down in front of the fireplace. Until said as expected fireplace doesn't work, that is.So what do you do? There should be at least 100 reasons why your fireplace might not function correctly. The following is a very simplified list of the common reasons your fireplaces is not functioning: Your damper's closed. It may not…Read More

  2. The Life of a Chimney Sweep

    If you grew up watching Mary Poppins, you might hear the words chimney sweep and immediately picture Dick Van Dyke covered in soot, cavorting around the rooftops of London. While this mental picture may be more or less — okay, less — accurate to old time chimney sweeps, it bears very little resemblance to the life of a modern chimney sweep. For starters, you probably won’t see a whole gaggle…Read More

  3. Gas Fireplace Vs. Wood Fireplace: The Pros and Cons

    So, you’re thinking about installing a fireplace in your home? That’s great! Now you just have to decide what kind of fireplace is right for you. There are a wide variety of fireplace types to choose from, and finding the one that is right for you can be difficult. Today, we wanted to help you make that decision, so we put together this short list of pros and cons for the two most common firep…Read More

  4. Elements of a Fireplace Inspection — and Why It’s Important!

    Elements of a Fireplace Inspection — and Why It's Important! Simply put, if you have a fireplace and a chimney, you will find yourself in need of a Fireplace Inspection. When? Well, to steal a line from Casablanca: “Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life,” — or at least as long as you own and use the fireplace. Today, we here at 1st Choice Chimney wante…Read More

  5. Why You Need a Chimney Sweep

    One of the most common questions our team at First Choice Chimney receives is “why are chimney cleaning services necessary?”. Some homeowners believe that if their chimney is not visibly dirty, it does not require cleaning. Others believe that they can complete the cleaning task on their own. We are local chimney experts who have professionally cleaned countless chimneys in Austin, Fort Worth …Read More

  6. How to Hire a Chimney Sweep

    Looking to hire of Chimney Sweep? Here are some questions you should ask! Care of Asheville Chimney Sweeps (Clean Sweep The Fireplace Shop)…Read More

  7. Scheduling Your Inspection: Being Proactive – Not Reactive

    [et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Have Your Home’s Chimney and Fireplace Inspected At 1st Choice Chimney in Texas, we know that many of our customers wait until a dangerous event occurs before…Read More

  8. Six Signs You Need To Hire a Chimney Sweep

    If you have a fireplace in your home, then it is essential to have its chimney and firebox cleaned. Texas has mild winters, so you might only use a fireplace a few times a year to stay warm, but there are a few symptoms you need to understand that indicate that a chimney requires professional cleaning. Instead of trying to remove soot, creosote and debris from a chimney on your own, you should con…Read More

  9. Maximize Fireplace Chimney Efficiency Metro Texas

    Fall is officially here, and with that, many people start to look at their fireplaces and wonder if they need to get a chimney sweep to come inspect it. Our friends at Clean Sweep The Fireplace Shop have made this awesome infographic to feature different ways you can maximize your fireplace and chimney efficiency as you prepare for winter. These tips include: Fireplace Damper Control - When it's …Read More

  10. 1st Choice Chimney has a New Location in Austin, Texas

    Request Fireplace Repair From 1st Choice Chimney In Austin, Texas If you live in Austin, Texas, 1st Choice Chimney is coming to you! Opening a new location in Austin, our chimney sweeps clean your home’s chimney and fireplace to prevent a creosote blockage that can lead to a dangerous internal fire. Customers can count on 1st Choice Chimney when they require a fireplace repair or other vital ser…Read More