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7 Helpful Things To Know About Fireplaces

If you own and use a fireplace, you probably already know quite a bit about these appliances – but you may not know everything. If you are considering getting your first fireplace, there are several important things for you to learn. Three common fireplace types Three different appliances are typically called fireplaces: Masonry fireplace: Constructed Read more…

Did you Know These are All Chimney Myths?

Similar to the way fires in fireplaces evoke a one-of-a-kind ambiance, chimneys are like enigmas because they are surrounded by myths. Unfortunately, chimneys are misunderstood mostly in ways that can put a home and family at risk. Other myths are associated with almost unbelievable events in history and some are pure legends. As certified chimney Read more…

Don’t Wait Until Fall to Have Your Chimney Cleaned

If you use a wood-burning fireplace or insert, you have a wonderful amenity that should bring you lots of comfort and enjoyment. You also have a vent system that needs annual cleaning to remain safe and efficient. Waiting until summer is over to arrange for a visit from a chimney sweep isn’t the best idea. Read more…

Signs To Schedule Fireplace or Chimney Services

To ensure home safety, it is important to keep up with any fireplace and chimney services that might be needed. Problems with chimneys and fireplaces are common but are rarely apparent to anyone other than trained chimney sweeps. Read on for helpful clues that something may be amiss and your fireplace or chimney needs servicing. Read more…

Even Unused Fireplaces Need A Chimney Cap

Unless you want any of several highly troublesome problems, you need a chimney cap even if your fireplace is never used. A chimney cap is installed at the top of the chimney flue. Flue tops are available for a range of prices, depending on the durability of the material they are made with. More aesthetically Read more…

We Can Detect the Source of Your Chimney Leak

Hunting down the source of a chimney leak typically requires the expertise of a sleuth. There is no need to call a local detective, though, because CSIA-certified chimney sweeps have the right qualifications for the job. Like a whodunit with many likely suspects, it is oftentimes challenging to determine which chimney component is the malfunctioning Read more…

Chimney Repairs and Services that are Needed Soon

The joys of a fireplace in winter can be disrupted by an immediate need for chimney repairs and services. It is usually possible to avoid such interruptions during the cozy fire season by handling chimney issues in spring or summer. It is no wonder all of the top fire safety experts agree that chimney inspections Read more…

Fire Safety Tips for Using Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

Sitting near a blazing fire in winter is a pleasure that most people want to enjoy in their own home, but safety should always come first. Certain potential dangers become a threat whenever open flames are used for home heating. More than 25,000 chimney fires occur in the U.S. every year, and they cause damage Read more…

Are Chimney Dampers and Flues the Same Things?

Chimney dampers and flues are different components of the chimney, but they are strongly associated. The damper is a moving part that either allows or prevents an exchange of air and combustion gases into the chimney flue or from the chimney into the home. Anyone who has a masonry chimney really needs to know about Read more…

Chimney Leak Advice from the Pros

Chimney professionals deal with leaky chimneys on a regular basis. Anyone who repairs chimneys for a living will tell you that a chimney leak is something you don’t want to ignore and delay in having fixed. Here’s what you need to know about leaky chimneys. Why chimney leaks are so dangerous When water has infiltrated Read more…

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