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Hurricane & Tropical Storm Damage
The 2021 Hurricane season is finally here and Tropical Storm Fred and Tropical Storm Grace are currently hammering the gulf coast. High winds and heave rain can cause serious to your fireplace and chimney. If you have Chimney damage or leaks from hurricane damage, call Guardian today.
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Your fireplace may not get much use during the summer, but it becomes a crucial part of your home as the weather gets colder. Whether its a romantic evening for two or quality time spent with family, a crackling fire can transform a regular night into a treasured memory. If you don’t take proper care of your fireplace, though, that same fire can become dangerous. For help, call Guardian Chimney Sweeps & Repair of Bonifay, Florida. Whether its a routine cleaning or animal removal, we can do it all so that you and your loved ones are guaranteed many more nights spent by the fire.

Give us a call today, and you’ll get to speak with a member of our highly trained staff who can answer any questions you have and schedule an appointment for a technician to visit your home.

Inspection Levels

Level one is performed without the aid of any specialized tools and is recommended when things are working as always, without change.

Level two when there’s a change, like a new liner, a new homeowner, a new appliance, new fuel type, a strong storm or chimney fire, or a new problem or performance issue. This level of the inspection may require some basic tools, and will also include a video scan of the chimney interior. Level two inspection and its ability to provide close-up images of damage, these inspections are oftentimes referred to as real estate, home, or insurance inspections.

Level three is a level two inspection suggests a deeper, hidden problem impossible to get to the bottom of. A level three can involve the removal of firebox panels, chimney crowns, walls, and other components of the chimney system and home, which is why it’s considered a last resort.

You can count on a Guardian of Bonifay Florida inspection when you want to make sure your chimney and fireplace are free of damage, and other dangers. We’ll show you photos of any findings and explain them.

Wouldn’t you rather know that your chimney is in good working condition and ready to be safely enjoyed this season? We would too! So give us a call, before you light that first fire. Don’t put off your annual inspection — give Guardian of Bonifay Florida a call for a full system inspection.

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Exploring Bonifay

Chimney Sweep Bonifay Florida
Bonifay is a city in Holmes County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,793. It is the county seat of Holmes County. Bonifay was founded in 1882 when the Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad was built across the Florida Panhandle, and was named by P&A executive W. D.
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1848 – Holmes County, Florida’s 27th, was created on January 8, 1848. Situated on Florida’s northern border with Alabama, Holmes County has one of the smallest populations in the state with less than 20,000 residents. The county seat and largest city is Bonifay. The origin of the name is a matter of debate amongst historians. One theory is that the name was borrowed from Holmes Creek, which forms part of the county’s eastern boundary, while some connect the name to a few of the county’s earliest residents. Early settlers were involved primarily in the lumber industry, cattle ranching and other agricultural endeavors, which still endure today.
St. Andrews State Park

St. Andrews State Park is a 1,200-acre Florida State Park located three miles east of Panama City Beach Florida, off U.S. 98. It is the headquarters of one of the state’s five AmeriCorps Florida State Parks chapters. Wikipedia

Saint Andrew Bay

St. Andrew Bay, colloquially called “St. Andrews Bay”, is a bay located in Bay County in the panhandle of Florida. It is a 69,000-acre estuary located in northwest Florida. It is relatively deep, and of relatively high salinity due to the low freshwater inflow provided by only a few spring-fed creeks. The county seat of Bay County, Panama City, is located on the bay, named for Saint Andrew. The Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay Railway, which ran from Panama City to Dothan, Alabama, was also named for the bay. Wikipedia

Florida 30A

State Road 30A is a Florida Department of Transportation designation shared by four alternate routings of SR 30 in the Florida panhandle. Two segments have SR 30A signage; the other two do not as they are segments of U.S. Route 98. Three of the four SR 30A segments are next to the shore of the Gulf of Mexico for most of their length. Wikipedia

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Water Intrusion In Your Fireplace

Do you have water around your fireplace? You probably have a leaking chimney on your hands, which can be a bump in the road for you and the comfort of your home and everyday life. However, A leaking chimney does not always manifest itself in obvious ways. Many homeowners falsely assume that all leaky chimneys present themselves as visible water in the fireplace or flue, but chimney leaks can originate from a few different places. If you have seen splits or cracks in your chimney, disintegrated...

Summer Tips: Prepare for Major Storms

The 2021 Hurricane Season is officially here. And when a major storm hits your area, you may encounter some structural damage in your home, including to your chimney. While chimneys are normally able to withstand the elements, they are not indestructible. The fierce winds, heavy rain, and flying debris associated with hurricanes can cause both surface and structural damage to chimneys, and the full degree of the wreck can be hard to observe with an undeveloped eye or without exceptional...

Helpful Tips For The Upcoming 2021 Hurricane Season

Hurricane season starts on July 1 and ends on November 30th. The last few years have been very deadly for Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi areas. Various storms and hurricanes have caused millions of dollars in damages. We have some tips and advice for you this hurricane season to help you protect your home and property. Rain and water are some of the most corrosive materials, especially when unattended for long periods of time. Chimney leaks are one of the most common issues we...
Chimney inspection

Details In A Chimney Inspection

Wonder what it takes the sweeps to clean your chimney? Most do not even know what the inside of their chimney looks like. Chimneys are a mystery to the average person if they were to take a look inside. Yes, a chimney is a rectangle shaped tunnel that leads down the home to a fireplace. Well, the tunnel is called the flue. This is where all the smoke and gases travel up and out of the home. But, have you ever wondered what goes on during a routine inspection? Below has the different levels and...
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Chimney Crowns Should Not Crack

A solid chimney crown will cover sits on the highest points of a chimney. These are designed to be strong and perform well for long periods of time. Though these are designed for wear and tear, there comes a time needed for a chimney crown to be repaired. There are endless reasons to why cracks form in the crown. Chimneys are continuously exposed to the elements and damage from all kinds of weather conditions. Once the crown splits or cracks, it is significantly important to immediately fix...
Cap Repair

Repairs on Caps, Covers, & Dampers

Living in the south is always a battle with the weather. One minute it could be sunny while the next it could be down pouring rain. This has a major effect on chimneys and fireplaces. We actually get more rain than anywhere in the country including Seattle. Mobile and Pensacola are ranked the top two while Seattle is ranked 41st. With the amount of rain this region receives, it has lasting affects on the chimneys and fireplaces. As the Chimney Safety Institute of America explains, “water, not...
chimney fire

Preventing A Chimney Fire Tips

Safety is the utmost important thing to worry about when having a chimney, especially during the use of the fireplace. Chimneys need to have routine maintenance to ensure there is little to no residue of creosote left behind to cause a chimney fire randomly. Below are some prevention tips for homeowners to consider when investing in a chimney. Use proper fuel Make sure the wood is seasoned and when choosing a type of wood, go for a hardwood like oak, maple, or ash. A few logs of greenwood can...
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Unclean Areas During Quaratine

The latest pandemic sweeping the world came out of nowhere. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many people are using their spare time at the house to knock-out their errands that usually do not get done. Have you changed the water filter in your...
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Histoplasmosis Horror Stories

After the holiday time, the next month or so become harder to pay bills. With having the struggles to not pay bills, you have ignored your annual chimney sweep. By doing so, left your chimney vulnerable to being inhabited by creatures. You have been hearing small chirps in the house. Wonder where they are coming from? Might want to take a look in your chimney. One particular species of bird that inhabits inactive chimneys are the chimney swift. Tiny little boogers that can fit pretty much...
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Fireplace Pet-Proofing Tips

Like many people in the world, we have pets that we love and adore in our home. Often, pet owners need to take precautionary steps to make their home safe and enjoyable for their pets. A fireplace is no exception. It is important to practice fireplace and chimney safety with your pets to prevent dangerous situations like injuries or fires. Below are some helpful tips to keep in mind about keeping your pets safe and sound near the fireplace. Always supervise your pets when the fireplace is in...
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Household Tip: Dryer Vent Care

Maintaining a clean dryer vent is significant for various reasons which incorporate vitality reserve funds as well as security. Take a moment to look at the back of your dryer. You are going to see a cylinder tube-like framework running from it into a wall or out a window of the home. That is your dryer vent. The main issue is that garments will have residue, trash, and texture particles on them. During the dying cycle, the material gets into the dryer vent and obstructs the framework. It can...
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Differences in Chimney Types

Most people tend to forget, or even do not know, that there are different types of chimneys. Prefabricated and masonry are the two common fireplaces. Nine times out of ten, masonry fireplaces are going to be more expensive than prefabricated. The price difference is based on the fact that masonry requires to be build on-site, versus being assembled. Masonry Fireplaces Masonry fireplaces are typically built as the home is being built to become part of the home. an experienced mason who properly...

Common Chimney Terms To Know

A conversation with any expert in any field can be intimidating particularly if you do not comprehend the terminology being used. Your chimney and fireplace framework comprises of various segments that cooperate to give you warm and comfortable fires. There is a wide range of words or terms that chimney sweeps frequently use and When something goes wrong with your chimney, it is especially useful to know the names of those components. Below are some terms that may be mentioned when talking...
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Chimney Liner Replacements

Like most things that have multiple layers, your chimney has a liner. This liner is necessary for three main reasons, which affect the home and the occupants. You should hire a qualified chimney sweeper to replace your chimney liner. When it comes to the safety of the fireplace and chimney, the chimney liner is one of the most critical protective components. The liner prevents carbon monoxide from seeping into the home. It stops hot embers from slipping through a crack in the flue and igniting...
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Firewood Storage…Great To Know

With all the different aspects to keep your chimney clean and safe, using the correct type of wood is a big component. There are different types of wood to burn. Make sure it is correct with your chimney. Building a fire in your fireplace is very different than a campfire. Going out into the woods and chopping wood down does not mean you can dump it into your fireplace. There needs to be more consideration in what goes into the fireplace. The wood has to not let out too much smoke and fumes so...

Common Ways To Clean A Chimney

Chimney sweeps should occur annually or more especially in the winter. You can do this with the help of professionals or you can do it yourself. You can get help with the chimney cleaning from websites or professionals. Do not be afraid to get help and review the different ways of cleaning. There are steps that need to be done to guarantee a successful cleaning process. Chimney Cleaning Preparation Better to be safe than sorry when it comes to cleaning non-normal household items such as your...
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DIY Cleaning Chimney Tips

Being a homeowner is a huge deal. One should have pride especially if their home has a working fireplace and chimney. Purchasing a home with a fireplace, it is important to maintain the functionality. It is important to not just enjoy it to the fullest in the cold months but also to be economical, efficient as well as health-conscious. Cleaning your chimney and fireplace can be easy, but there are professionals for this job as there are going to be areas that are harder to reach alone. A...
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Best Time For A Chimney Sweep

As the colder months are coming to an end, everyone is planning their spring and summer vacations. Working long hours to ensure the vacation becomes a reality, and you're even working on home improvement projects. The warmer months are very viable to have home repairs done, including your chimney. It is summer. It is humidity, The weather is warming up, so no more need for the chimney. With the winter months over, there will be a buildup of creosote. Creosote is extremely flammable. Why is the...

Chimney Cap Sealants

Chimneys are noticed from the street by anyone. It is subjected to continuously changing climates throughout the year. The blazing hot sun, rising stickiness, driving precipitation, a profound freeze from the outside components negatively affect the brickwork. Keep in mind that bricks are normally strong structure material, but they do take on a lot of wear and tear. The best preventable measure for damage of dampness and water to block with a sealant around the chimney cap. What is the best...
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Fireplace Toolset & Use

As a kid, grandparents and parents would get onto us about playing with the toolset beside the fireplace. That set is called a fireplace toolset. Some people use these as statement pieces in the living room, while others use them for their proper use. These tools are designed to maintain a fire, making it easier to clean and control. Typically, the set comes with six individual tools. Below are descriptions explaining what the tools are designed for. Tools & Purpose Spade - Appears similar...
Inspection & Repairs

New Year & New Routines

The New Year has started. So, that means everyone wants to improve themselves, why not also improve the maintenance of your home? Repairs go left undone when people neglect to maintain a routine. One annual routine, as a homeowner, should know is to have their chimney and fireplace inspected and cleaned. Throughout the year, mainly the fall and winter months, your chimney collects a build-up of creosote. Having build-up creosote can lead to a chimney fire. Getting your chimney professionally...
Chimney Swift

Hidden Animals Among Us

Did you hear the chirping or scratching of nails coming from the fireplace? There are many theories that could come to mind. Believe it or not, but your fireplace and chimney are common places for animals to build their nests and take shelter in storms. Since the holidays are now over, the creatures will start to return to the chimneys for shelter for the coming storms. With the use of chimneys starting to die down, especially in the south with the warmer fronts moving in, animals are coming...
Before & After Flue Pipe

Best Time For A Sweep

Owning a chimney means there will be times for routine maintenance. No, there is no designated time-frame a chimney needs to be cleaned but it is best to have it done annually. If a chimney does not receive an annual cleaning, then it could result in a chimney fire. Besides, the heating will not be to you or your family's satisfaction. A timely chimney sweep will save loads of trouble and expense later on. When To Get A Chimney Sweep? New homeowners and chimney owners may think that there are...

Biloxi Chimney and Fireplace Repairs

A town with a history dating back over 500 years ago, Biloxi, Mississippi is well-known. The one-time capital of French Louisiana, Biloxi now is a resort community featuring beaches, casinos, and the highly-regarded Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art. The museum is a structure designed by the world-famous architect Frank Gehry. Jimmy Buffet's "Biloxi" and the iconic movie Biloxi Blues, this area is known for fishing, dolphin watching, and the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum. Like other older...
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Expectations of Chimney Sweeps

As a homeowner or renter, you want to make your home feel safe, warm, and inviting. Fireplaces are great additions to making a home have this ambiance. But has your fireplace been inspected or cleaned recently or since the last use? Guardian Chimney Sweep is here to ensure your chimney and fireplace are secure for the next burn. Schedule your annual sweep by a professional technician and sweeping experts. Why is it important to have an annual chimney and fireplace sweeps? When you burn a fire,...
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Smoketite? What Is That?

Restoring smoke chambers can be an exceptionally included activity, requiring the removal of bricks and damper frame, and hand-use of refractory cement to the region to smooth and secure it. A smooth surface guides gas to go through the smoke chamber into a vent without the stream becoming hindered by spiked drops. In the late spring of 2002, Smoketite was created. Smoketite is an exceptionally insulative product that is sprayed on a smoke chamber fixing openings and holes. With this product,...
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How To Put Out Chimney Fires

Each year, there are over 25,000 chimney fires in America that are responsible for the loss of property worth over $120 million. Annually, there are thousands of deaths and injuries as a result of chimney fires. These figures are alarming. The biggest cause of chimney fires is a build-up of creosote but deteriorated chimney liners and other structural issues can allow embers to escape to within and outside of the chimney that can be ignited. Very few homeowners can brag about being prepared...
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Chimney Flue Importance

A chimney that has a flue is a significant advantage for any home. The flue takes into consideration the comfortable solace of the warm hearth and fire for most homes. If you are a homeowner with a chimney flue, consider yourself lucky for good reasons.  What Is A Chimney Flue? Most people do not know what a flue is. A good way to think of a flue is an exhaust pipe. It transports smoke and ignition items securely outside. The fumes draft up the smokestack since it is warm and light, completing...
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Unwanted Drafts…Burr!

Throughout the United States, winters are drastically different. Some have snow, some have slush and ice, and while others have winds and low temperatures. Regardless of the winter, people want a fireplace in their homes. A fireplace's purpose is to maintain the combustion of wood to heat and drafting out the harmful gases and smoke from the home. A low draft allows carbon monoxide, soot, and smoke to permeate. A good draft allows oxygen to continuously get to the fire and smoke to dispel...

Live Fire in Fireplace Key Tips

Most people think starting a fire is common sense: put some wood into the fireplace, strike a match or two, and kick back and relax on the couch as it consumes. This is correct and also not correct. With prepared kindling, a case of matches, and fuel, you can go far with experimentation. By chance that the chimney has been used previously, eliminate the abundance of debris and ash. Open your air control or dampener to allow air to move through the stack. To check for airflow, roll a lit piece...
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Winter Tips for Fireplace Chimney Sweeps

Winter is upon us faster than we realize. There are many things on our lists that need to be done for us to enjoy the holidays without any worries. Sitting by the warm fireplace is a favorite of many across the world. Having the fireplace on the majority of the time during the winter months is all fine and dandy, but there are some precautions that need to be addressed prior to the first fire. Maximizing the Efficiency and Lifespan of Your Fireplace & Chimney  Using Well-Seasoned Wood...
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Pensacola, Florida Chimney Sweep

Florida is a huge tourist attraction state. Beaches, Disney World, and warm weather brings an average of 100 million people each year! Our technicians are local moguls in the chimney sweep business. We service the Emerald Coast, the Gulf, all the way to Jacksonville. Do you need your chimney sweep in Pensacola, Florida? Chimney sweeps, chimney repair, and maintenance is our specialty! We are not a construction company, not a masonry company, we specialize fully in the Chimney Sweep trade. Any...

Selling or Buying a Home?

Are you planning on selling or buying a home? There are a lot of responsibilities that come with ownership. Experienced homeowners know the struggles that are included when you own a home, and the latter will find out eventually! Whether you are selling your home or buying a home, it most likely has a fireplace. A fireplace can tie a room together, by adding an ambiance factor that you cannot buy at the store. Wood-crackling during the fall and winter, warming your home is a priceless...
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Chimney Terms That You Should Know

When conversing with an expert in any field can be scary particularly if you do not comprehend the phrasing being utilized. Your chimney and fireplace framework comprises of various segments that cooperate to give you warm and comfortable fires. There is a wide range of words or terms that chimney sweeps frequently use and When something goes wrong with your chimney, it is especially useful to know the names of those components. There are a couple of key terms that may be talked about. Look at...

The Truth About Chimney Fires

Chimney Fires As you settle in and get comfortable before your fire, the exact opposite thing you are probably going to consider is the state of your chimney. Nonetheless, in the event that you don’t think about it before you light flames, your delight might be exceptionally brief. Why? Filthy stacks can cause fireplace fires, which harm structures, wreck homes, and harm or murder individuals. There are upwards of 25,000 fireplace fires bringing about $125 million or more in property...
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