A Sweep Across The Bay Blog

With the pages of our chimney blog you will find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to chimney sweeps as well as chimney and fireplace repairs and installation.

Welcome to our new website and blog

After a couple of months of planning and work, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website.  We wanted a website that was geared to our clients and informing them of our products and services. We value your opinion We hope you like the look of the website, so feel free to…
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Common Signs of Chimney Damage

At A Sweep Across the Bay, we think that if you have a wood-burning fireplace, it’s important to know common signs of chimney damage. With hurricane Irma passing through recently, a quick visual inspection could save you both money and headaches down the line. Our experts can also come out to inspect your fireplace and…
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How to Care For Your Chimney

At A Sweep Across the Bay in Sarasota, we know that understanding how to care for your chimney is important because a buildup of creosote can expose the framework of your home or building and cause a chimney fire. It can also reduce the draw and the efficiency of your fireplace, and create a carbon…
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Get an Early Start on Preparing Your Fireplace for Winter

You’re just a few months away from cooler overnight temperatures. That means it’s time to get an early start on preparing your fireplace for winter. Our fireplace experts at A Sweep Across the Bay in Sarasota can make sure your fireplace ready for those nights when a cozy fire feels just right. Keep your family…
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Should You Install a Fireplace or a Wood Stove?

Everyone enjoys the warmth and coziness of a real fire, but should you install a fireplace or a wood stove? A Sweep Across the Bay in Sarasota has over 40 years of hands-on experience in the chimney, fireplace, and wood stove industry. We can explain the differences and the benefits of both and help you…
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3 Types of Chimney Liners

Our chimney experts at A Sweep Across the Bay in Sarasota can tell you which of the 3 types of chimney liners will be best for your home. According to a Chimneys.com article, there are several factors that guide which flue liner will work for your chimney, including the type of chimney you have, the…
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What Makes a Safe and Efficient Chimney?

One of the most important things about what makes a safe and efficient chimney is the right venting and our chimney experts at A Sweep Across the Bay in Tampa can help you achieve it. If your chimney is not working properly, simply let us take a look at the venting. These systems are a…
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The Facts About Chimney Fires

Our chimney experts at A Sweep Across the Bay in Sarasota know the facts about chimney fires and how they are caused by dirty chimneys. The purpose of your chimney flue is to take away dangerous gasses and help the air inside your house stay clean. You should get your chimney cleaned because chimney fires…
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Understanding the Dangers of Fireplace Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

If you have a fireplace, understanding the dangers of fireplace carbon monoxide poisoning could save a life. At A Sweep Across the Bay in Tampa, we know that regular chimney system inspection and maintenance can help prevent carbon monoxide dangers. Call us and we will come right out and make sure your home is safe.…
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9 Reasons Your Fireplace Doesn’t Work

There’s nothing like a fire in your fireplace. But if something’s not right, you can call us and we’ll fix it for you. Our fireplace experts at A Sweep Across the Bay in Tampa can help you with chimney cleaning and repairs, and installation of a new fireplace or an insert. Our goal is to…
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Anatomy of Your Fireplace

Our fireplace experts at A Sweep Across the Bay in Sarasota want to help you understand the anatomy of your fireplace so that you can make sure your fireplace is working properly and safely. By understanding these special precautions and maintenance needs, you can enjoy fires on chilly evenings and provide a cozy atmosphere for…
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