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Is Chimney Cleaning Always Necessary?

This is a question a lot of homeowners wonder about. They have a fireplace and chimney, but for certain reasons, they feel that maybe regular chimney cleaning isn’t needed. In some cases, it’s not. In other cases, it is. Let’s look at the cases. You have a gas factory-built fireplace Your pre-built or zero-clearance gas Read more…

Increase Chimney and Fireplace Efficiency This Winter

When your fireplace and chimney operate efficiently, it’s possible to lower your heating costs and heighten the enjoyment of the fireplace. Giving attention to the operation of the chimney and the fuel used in a wood-burning fireplace is a winning combination. Check out the following tips for a great winter season warming by your fireplace. Read more…

Hire a Professional for a Fireplace/Stove Install

Homeowners are not moving as much as in the past. According to a recent survey, the average homeowner stays in their homes for 13 years, up from eight years in 2010. This trend results in a significant increase in spending on home improvement projects as homeowners update their homes. In Q1 2020, homeowners spent $326 Read more…

How to Prevent these 5 Common Chimney Dangers

Chimney liner damage, excess creosote, chimney fires, drafting obstructions, and mold growth – these common problems can make your chimney unsafe to use and live around. Here’s what you need to know about these chimney dangers and how to prevent them. 1. Damage to the chimney flue The flue that channels smoke and toxins from Read more…

Issues That Occur with A Faulty Chimney

While relaxing beside a warm and cozy fire, it’s often difficult for most homeowners to determine if there is a chimney problem, especially when everything appears to be working fine. Like a volcano beginning to erupt, there are typically warning signs of a potential chimney problem, such as a smokey fireplace, cracking bricks, and a Read more…

Getting Fireplace Ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas

The closer we get to the winter holiday season, the busier it is for chimney sweeps throughout the region. Just like you, your neighbors are also getting ready to light their fireplace for the Thanksgiving and Christmas. With so many homeowners booking chimney sweep appointments at the same time, the demand is very high during Read more…

Don’t Trust Your Home to Just Any Chimney Sweep

Finding reliable contractors for home maintenance isn’t always easy but trusting the wrong chimney sweep is a decision that can have a direct impact on the safety of your home and family. Chimney sweeping is an unregulated industry, which attracts unscrupulous people seeking to scam others out of their money. Meanwhile, without the help of Read more…

The Purpose and Function of a Chimney Cap

After a chimney is built, a chimney cap still remains to be added, though it is vital protection against moisture. The biggest enemy of masonry chimneys is water intrusion. Keeping rain and sleet out of the system requires a chimney cap plus all components of the chimney above the roofline remaining in good condition. Various Read more…

Do You Need a New Chimney? Here’s How to Tell.

Whether or not you need a new chimney is a question that doesn’t come up very often, but when it does come up, it’s a question you should pay attention to. If you’re seeing signs of chimney damage, particularly in the masonry work, you need to know exactly what’s happening as soon as possible. Signs Read more…

Facts About Chimney Cracks & How To Repair Them

Chimney cracks are among the few obvious signs that the help of a chimney sweep professional is needed. As sturdy as chimneys may appear to be, they are vulnerable to damage. Moisture is the number one enemy to masonry chimneys. However, water intrusion is not the only reason you may see cracks on your chimney. Read more…

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