1. Most Common Problems With Gas Fireplaces

    Many people enjoy the luxury of being able to flip a switch and “turn on” their fireplace when the weather gets chilly. Just like any other appliance in your home, your gas fireplace is prone to damage, and it’s possible to run into instances when you need to have your gas fireplace repaired or replaced. Repairing a gas fireplace can be a challenge because often it’s difficult to find the …Read More

  2. What To Expect With A Chimney Sweep Service

    Having your chimney cleaned by a professional chimney sweep is not something that happens every day, which means that not many people know what a chimney cleaning looks like. At 1st Choice Chimney, we are dedicated to making sure your chimney is fully cleaned, in a timely and efficient manner. This blog will touch on the ins and outs of a chimney cleaning, but call us today to learn more! When to …Read More

  3. Cleaning Your Dryer Vent Can Save Your Life

    No one intends for their home to be a life-threatening environment. And it’s common that cleaning your dryer vent is among one of the home maintenance jobs that doesn’t get done as much as it should. The longer you go without having your dryer vents cleaned, the more dangerous it will become to you and your home. According to Healthy Living Carpet & Tile Cleaning, dryers are responsible fo…Read More

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    The Importance of a Clean Fireplace

    Picture this: it is a cold, winter day, and you can’t wait to get home and plop down in front of the fireplace. That is until the expected fireplace is not functioning properly. So what do you do in this situation? There could be at least 100 reasons why your fireplace might not function correctly. From a very simplified list of the common reasons why your fireplaces is not functioning: Your dam…Read More

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    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

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    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

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

    To put it simply, 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 wanted to help you understand what is involved in a fireplace …Read More

  8. Why You Need a Chimney Sweep

    One of the most common questions our team at 1st 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 and…Read More

  9. 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

  10. Scheduling Your Inspection: Being Proactive – Not Reactive

    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 they request a fireplace inspection and chimney repair. When a building’s chimney and fireplace are in bad condition, it is possible for carbon monoxide to enter a home, leading to respiratory distress. In addition to the respiratory str…Read More