We Do Gutter Cleaning

When it comes to chimney inspection and cleaning, you know to trust our professionals at Black Velvet Chimney. We are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified, which means all of our employees have the best training. In addition, our team are always...

Is Your Dryer Vent a Hazard?

If you live in Texas, you know, without a doubt, to not mess with a rattlesnake because they are very dangerous. Did you know that there are also household dangers that could be putting you and your family at risk, especially relating to your dryer? Yes, we are...

Your Chimney Could Be Leaking

A fireplace is for the most part fairly low maintenance. If it’s a wood burning appliance, you will have to either cut wood or buy it, and you will also need to clean out the firebox between every couple of burns. Most importantly, you need to schedule your chimney...

Spring Cleaning? Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned!

As winter wears on, sometimes you just get in the mood to clean. Not just cleaning that simply requires dusting and vacuuming, or making the beds and putting away the clothes, but cleaning that involves a much more thorough scrubbing and decluttering of your house. It...

How to Keep Chimney Swifts Out

Do you ever hear a strange noise in your house? Most often it’s something that’s easily explained, like the house settling or an appliance kicking in. But if you walk in a room that has a fireplace in it and hear scratching and peeping, it’s quite likely that a...

How to Spot Chimney Leaks

How often do you take the time to look at your fireplace and chimney system? It’s easy to get so used to having something around that you don’t take the time to really look it over. The problem with doing this to your chimney is that you might be missing some pretty...

Why Having a Chimney Cap is Important

Is it worth it to add a chimney cap to your chimney, or to have your chimney cap replaced if it’s not in good condition? After all, isn’t that just extra money that you really don’t want to spend? The answer to that first set of questions is a resounding yes. A...