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Chimney Repairs You May Need in the Summer

Summer isn’t typically the time most people think about their fireplace, and even fewer think about their fireplace’s chimney; that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be. Summer is the time to address chimney repairs that may need to be done; it’s much more disruptive to have repairs done in winter when you need your fireplace. Masonry Read more…

Choosing a Fireplace for Your New Home

Homes have been built with fireplaces for thousands of years for a reason. Not only does it provide warmth, but it can also be the centerpiece of a home. If you are choosing a fireplace for your new home, you are part of that tradition. But how do you choose a fireplace that’s right for Read more…

Strange Odors Coming From Your Fireplace?

That weird smell you’ve noticed in your living room is coming from your fireplace. You may ask, why are there bad odors coming from my fireplace? That’s a good question, but none of the answers are good. The source of the smell is specifically your fireplace’s chimney, and the cause can range from the inconvenient Read more…

Chimney Stains? Here’s What They Mean

Have you started noticing stains on your chimney? Not only do these stains affect the way your chimney looks, but they can also be indicative of larger structural problems. Here are some of the stains you might notice on your chimney, what they mean, and how to prevent them by waterproofing your chimney. White/Grey Stains Read more…

All About Fireplace Maintenance

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your fireplace in good condition, especially during the cold winter months. If you don’t clean your fireplace regularly, you could end up with more serious chimney problems that are difficult to fix. Both gas- and wood-burning fireplaces need to be maintained regularly, but the process is fairly simple once Read more…

Benefits of Annual Chimney Inspection

Getting your chimney inspected at least once a year is a must in order to keep it in good condition. Unfortunately, many chimney owners forego their inspections, which can result in ongoing structural and functional issues. Here’s why it’s so important to get an annual chimney inspection! Remove Creosote Buildup If you have a wood-burning Read more…

Does Snow Cause Damage To Chimneys?

We’re in the middle of the cold winter months, and in some areas, that can mean quite a bit of snow. The greater Atlanta area recently saw its first measurable snowfall in several years. If you’re a homeowner in this area, you might be wondering if snow can damage your chimney. While chimneys are designed Read more…

How To Keep Snow Out Of Your Chimney This Winter

There’s a lot to love about cozy winter weather, but one thing we don’t love is the way snow can damage your chimney. As the snow starts to melt, the moisture can cause damage to your masonry and affect the overall structure of your chimney. To keep your chimney working for years to come, you’ll need Read more…

Should You Replace Your Chimney Liner?

Your chimney liner is a crucial part of your fireplace. Not only does it keep your chimney in good condition, but it also helps your fireplace run safely. Like any part of your home, your chimney liner will eventually need to be replaced, but how do you know when it’s time? Here’s what to watch Read more…

How Much Maintenance Does A Gas Fireplace Need?

Gas fireplaces are a great addition to any home. They make your home feel cozy and can help you stay warm in the winter months. While gas fireplaces don’t require as much daily upkeep as a traditional wood-burning fireplace, they do still require regular maintenance. Proper maintenance for your gas fireplace ensures that your fireplace Read more…

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