Fireplace inserts are a wonderful thing. You can purchase ones that are either gas or electric. If you are not familiar with them, they are made from steel or cast iron. They are made to fit inside masonry fireplaces. Folks that have love them as they are more energy efficient than a traditional fireplace. Fireplace inserts use gas wood, propane, coal or pellets as a fuel source. Like anything else there may be times you need a fireplace repair company.

Benefits of Fireplaces Inserts

One of the reasons they are so appealing is their compact size. Fireplace inserts are easy to take care of and don’t require the upkeep of a regular fireplace. There is less heat loss which makes them more efficient. Here is why:

  • Traditional fireplaces pull warm air from the atmosphere toward the fire.
  • This heat is then dispersed into the walls of the fireplace and the chimney.
  • Because of this, cold temperatures can make a fireplace use more energy than it creates.
  • A fireplace insert traps heat and prevents it from going up the chimney.
  • Many models have a blower to push heat back into the room.

A Noble Sweep can provide fireplace insert replacement if yours is getting older, or has a problem. Or we can install a brand new one for you.  Call (504) 294-3543 or email our team at to get started.

If you have a fireplace, you need to take good care of it by regularly cleaning it. At A Noble Sweep, we have an experienced team that can provide fireplace cleaning service We can schedule you for semi-annual or annual cleanings, but there may be other times when it needs cleaning. To prevent needing professional cleaning more than twice a year, there are some things you can do yourself to help.

Make Sure the Fireplace is Cool

Before attempting any cleaning, make sure at least 12 hours have passed since the last use. Drop cloths are wise to protect the area. Always wear a dust mask and gloves when cleaning the fireplace. Other tips include:

  • Remove dry soot first with a small hand broom and shovel.
  • Sweep all the surfaces, including the irons and grates.
  • Clean grates and irons, outside if possible, dish soap.
  • A hand broom works great on heavier deposits.
  • Vacuum up any dust
  • Wet clean with a solution of 3 tablespoons of TSP, 1/2 cup bleach, a quart of hot water.
  • A mixture of half and half white vinegar and water to clean glass doors

These are just some simple steps that can help keep your fireplace in good condition between professional cleanings. And when you need us, we are here to provide fireplace cleaning service. Contact us at (504) 370-9157. You can also email us at