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The Chimney Swifts are Coming! The Chimney Swifts are Coming!

 

The Migrating Chimney Swifts will be Arriving Soon!

Just a reminder that if you have a chimney without a chimney cap installed that the migrating Chimney Swifts will be arriving in Kansas soon.
 
These federally-protected migratory birds travel north from the Peruvian rain forests and they typically arrive in our area around April 15 of every year.
 
Here’s a crazy video showing a mass overnight roosting of these amazing creatures!
 
If one of our Certified Team Members arrives to perform service on your chimney and we find an active Chimney Swift nest, we are bound by our Code of Ethics as well as we are legally required to not disturb that nest until the Chimney Swifts leave the nest and migrate back south. This southern migration typically occurs around October of every year.
 
Do yourself a favor – have us install a professional grade stainless or copper chimney cap on your system and avoid the hassle of the chirping Chimney Swifts as well as the mess they leave in your chimney throughout the Spring and Summer months.

 

You can see many of the different styles of chimney caps we fabricate and install at our website www.chimneycaps.net.

 

Top-Mount Copper Cap

Outside-Mount Copper Cap

Big-Dripper Style Cap

Barrel Style Caps and Hoods

Shrouds

 

Call us today and discover what we can do for you to make certain no Chimney Swifts get into your chimney and how we can dress up your chimney top with a great architectural feature!

www.HomeSafeKS.com 316-265-9828

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Is the Cold Weather Affecting Your Chimney?

cold weather could be affecting your chimney

Winter has barely begun, and already all across the US, we are already facing brutally cold temperatures. This cold weather could be affecting your chimney, and raising your heating bill. Here are some of the potential damages that homeowners could face and what to watch out for… Read more…?

Can you burn your Christmas tree in the fireplace?

can you burn your christmas tree in the fireplace?

Christmas is over. It’s time to take the decorations down, and now you may be asking what you can do with your REAL Christmas tree now that it is coming down. Can you burn your Christmas tree in the fireplace? Keep reading to find out if this is a good idea. Read more…?

Holiday Fireplace Safety Tips

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday hustle and bustle has begun. When hanging the stockings by the chimney with care, keep in mind these holiday fireplace safety tips for decorating. Read more…?

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What to Expect from Home Safe Hearth & Chimney at Your Appointment

We’ve all swept a floor at some point, but sweeping a chimney is not like sweeping a floor.

Chimney sweeping requires extra attention to detail, specialized classroom and field training, experience, know-how, and diligence.  At Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, our number one priority is keeping your home and family safe. Read more…?

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How to Select and Store Firewood

firewood

Ideally, the best time to buy your firewood is in the spring or summer. However, if you are just now thinking about making your firewood purchase with winter coming, it’s important to make sure you know how to select and store your firewood. Read more…?

Why a CSIA Chimney Inspection is Important When Buying or Selling a Home

Chimney Inspection

A home inspection is very important to have completed when you are purchasing a home. However, one key area that can often go overlooked is your chimney. This is because home inspectors are not certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Find out why you should have a CSIA Chimney Inspection completed before buying or selling a home.  Read more…?

7 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time to Get Your Chimney Cleaned

It’s June, and you’re probably thinking of warm Summer days by the pool, and the last thing on your mind are the long cold winter days bundled up by the fire. However, summer is the BEST time to get your chimney cleaned. Read more…?

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Team to Your Family!

As we prepare for a short work week here at Home Safe, our Team wants to wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving with your families.  We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (11/28/2019), Friday (11/29/2019), and Saturday (11/30/2019) to allow our Team to spend time with their loved ones.

 

We also want to let you know that there are some really great things happening here behind the scenes here at Home Safe.

 

We’re in the process of bringing new Field and Office Team Members on board to help serve you better.  Thanks to each and every one of you, our growth has been steady over the past few years and it’s time for us to put more trucks out on the road for you.  We’ll also be able to serve you better when you visit our showroom.

Earlier this year, we added an Online Designer to our website where you could do a virtual mockup of the fireplace or insert you always dreamed of.  This allowed us to provide you with better service by letting you be the Designer, then we could advise you as to the functionality and fit of your design.  It’s been a huge hit for our clients!

Very soon, you’ll see enhancements happening to our website which will allow you to get a project estimate literally within 10 minutes and you’ll never even have to leave the comfort of your home.  You’ll also have the capability to schedule one of our Fireplace Preview Experts right from your computer.  We’re very excited at the possibilities and capability to serve you even better.   More to come on that over the next couple of weeks as that project rolls out.

Thank you again for the support you’re shown and the kind words you’ve given us in our reviews.  We always want to do our best for you.

 

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Dealing With A Leaky Chimney? 5 Possible Causes

chimney leaks

With the unpredictable Kansas weather and all of the rain we have seen, you may have noticed some leaks around your chimney. There are many causes for chimney leaks. Most of the time a roof leak around a chimney is not the roof – it’s the chimney. All of our certified technicians are specifically trained to know what to look for to SOLVE your leaky chimney issues. Read more…?

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