Smart Scan Chimney Inspection

By Justin BaileyHas your fireplace ever been scanned?At Bailey's Chimney, we use Smart Scan technology to make sure your fireplace chimney is safe, from the inside out.  An iphone up inside the chimney allows you to see the the condition…
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Constant Improvement

By Justin BaileyOne thing we strive for at Bailey's is constant improvement.  That's why I travelled to Richmond, Indiana to receive factory training in the Heat Shield chimney repair system.Heat Shield is a nondestructive way to repair…

Blogosphere

We made it onto (CLICK HERE) with photos! Installing a wood stove in a handmade straw bale house in Youngsville, NM last week.

This is something that makes life worthwhile

A customer from today posted this review on our face book page and on our google places page:WOW Baileys just saved the lives of my dog Samantha and I.....I called them to clean the chimney so I could use the fireplace this winter in the place…

Helping You Be Prepared

By Justin Bailey baileyschimney.comIn February of 2011, due to an extreme weather event in Texas, which knocked out a power plant, pressure in the grid of natural gas lines dropped precipitously low, and somebody decided to cut off the natural…

Ladders up Ladders

Carrying ladders up ladders is one of those fun physical challenges that reminds me of when I used to be a rock-climbing fanatic. In most cases, I'll carry the ladder with the hook up the first ladder, and hang it on the peak of a steep roof.…
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July!

Well, this has been the busiest July in the history of Bailey's Chimney C&R. The superior service we provide, at the competitive prices we offer, seems to appeal to folks all over Northern NM. We've had lots of great days full of work in…

Chimney Chatter: Bailey's News and Updates

I've looked at the competitions' web presence, and its clear that overall baileyschimney.com is the best chimney sweep's website in New Mexico, and our social media presence is off the charts compared to our competition.This is a testament…

White Man's Rain Dance.

Every time I go to do chimney work in Santa Fe, it rains there. My new helper, Ted, pitches his tent in the yard. The rain soon follows. If you live in Santa Fe, and you would like it to rain, call us and schedule your chimney service. Results…

The New Website

Really excited to be working with Jeff Heveron on the new website. Jeff has been patient and professional and a pleasure to work with. What a great designer. His website is Jeffswebservice.com.

The Queen's Sweep Comes Clean

Click here to see a Wall Street Journal Article  about the Queen of England's chimney sweep.  It includes a version of the story about how chimney sweeps came to be seen as good luck omens.  

SPRING INTO SUMMER SALE $20 OFF

REASONS WHY SPRINGTIME IS THE BEST TIME TO GET YOUR CHIMNEY AND DRYER VENT CLEANED:At Bailey's Chimney Cleaning and Repair, our mission is helping you be prepared.That's why, if you ACT SOON, you save $20 on chimney and dryer vent service.…
Bailey's Chimney C&R is on INSTAGRAM now.  Fun!

BAILEY'S CHIMNEY CLEANING & REPAIR

Welcome to Our Blog!  Bailey's Chimney Cleaning & RepairNew Mexico's Premier Chimney Experts!We clean, repair, inspect, install, and restore wood stoves, fireplaces and chimneys.We clean, inspect, service and install dryer vents.We are Certified,…

Working in the Cold

People ask me how I can work out in the freezing cold, when its windy, and the roofs are covered in ice and snow. I much prefer working in the cold to working in the heat.People smile when I say that, as if I must be joking.But I'm totally serious.…

Respect

RespectTo us, respect means having integrity in business and treating others the way we would like to be treated.  We respect your home.  Our goal: your home will be cleaner when we are finished with our work, (whether its a chimney cleaning…
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Safety

SafetyAt Bailey's Chimney C&R, the number one thing we aim to provide is peace of mind.    The safety of our workers and our customers is of paramount importance to us; safety is our number one priority. That's why we invest so much…
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Doing it Right

A lot of fireplaces have internal dampers; there is a handle that comes down into the fireplace; you pull the handle towards you to open the damper, and you push it towards the back of the fireplace to close it.  When we sweep these chimneys,…

Does your dryer vent need to be cleaned?

Angie from Angie's List says there are 15,000 house fires every year caused by dryer vents.  That's why Bailey's Chimney Cleaning & Repair made the investment to become the only company in New Mexico certified in dryer vent technology.  We…

The Bailey's Chimney Story (Part 1)

THE BAILEY'S CHIMNEY STORY (Part 1) How I got into, and then out of, and then back into the chimney business. My grandfather,…

Bailey's Chimney Story (Part 2)

The Bailey's Chimney Story (Part 2) Wade told me that when he started his chimney business, when he ran into problems he would call Lou, and Lou would talk on the phone with him in…

The Favicon

This photo is by Heather Sparrow. She took it the first year I was in business, just after I started Bailey's Chimney Cleaning & Repair, and I've been using this image in my promotional materials ever since. I'm a few years older now than…

Sweeping in the Winter

My friend Dorie Hagler took this photo years ago on a way-below-zero day in Taos Ski Valley. That's me on the ladder. She did a photo essay/article on my chimney work for the Taos News.

Bailey's Chimney at Work--VIDEO!

This video shows the Bailey's crew hard at work cleaning a chimney near Arroyo Seco, NM.

How To Build A Fire

1. Lay two logs side by side on floor of firebox with 4 to 6 inches of space in between them.2. Crumple 2 or 3 sheets of newspaper loosely, place between logs.3. Lay kindling across newspaper so it is supported by the logs but bridges over the…
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Wood Heat is Green Energy

This may sound crazy, but believe it or not heating your home with wood in an EPA approved, contemporary, efficient wood stove is good for the environment.What?  That can't be true.   It's true.  Let me explain.  It begins with the cycle…
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A chimney sweep's perfect Monday

Today started off like this, with a stovepipe to un-clog. Service! I love being of service. It gives meaning to my life--and pays the bills too. And ends up like this, after my 1st hike up the ridge, at 12,500 (or so)  feet, with the whole…
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The Joy of Building a Fire

Building a fire to keep warm is a primal, instinctive bit of work. There is some kindling to be chopped, some paper to be crumpled, some wood to be laid out, a match or a lighter light.    The photo above is the wood stove at my house taken…
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Pozzi Franzetti

My mom and I went to a celebration of artist Pozzi Franzetti's life at the Taos Country Club today. Pozzi (pronounced Posey with a long o)  died on November 26th, 2012.   If you didn't know her or if you did know her, you might want to click…

Hibernation

This time of year has always been hibernation time for me.  In chimney world, the busy season is over.The phone doesn't ring much. Yesterday, for example, all I did was one dryer vent service job.  Today I have no jobs on the schedule. The…
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Things I sell

I'm a chimney wizard.These are some of the things I sell.  Double-wall and single-wall sections of stovepipe in various telescoping lengths, and elbows, 45 and 90 degree. Class A insulated chimney sections from 18' to 48' in galvalume…

When I Started Writing

I've only just begun this project and it almost feels like it did back when I used to really write, when I started writing.  Thousands of words a day came out of me, sometimes.  Smoking cigarettes nonstop, I myself some kind of a living chimney…
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Increasing Lung Capacity on the Slopes

Jan. 2Skiing yesterday...missed the 9 a.m. shuttle so I decided to drive to the ski valley.  Driving up that last stretch, the road was pretty snowy and a few cars on their way down had hats of snow on their roofs a foot thick.  It looked…
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First Day, 2013

2013, Day OneEarly in the morning on this cold January 1st day of 2013, with the light starting to creep in around the curtain on my bedroom windows, I had the laptop open and I noticed on face book in an old friend's post that she had blogged…