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Questions for Greater Fireplace Efficiency This Winter

When chilly temperatures are outside, does your smoky fireplace discourage you from getting a cozy fire started inside? Why miss out on the enjoyment of a warm blaze in winter? Schedule a chimney inspection and chimney cleaning to get your fireplace in good shape and running efficiently all winter. There are things you can do Read more…

Easy Fireplace Safety tips

The warmth of fires is as appealing for our pets in winter as it is for us. We aren’t the only ones who love snuggling by a glowing hearth. Unfortunately, paws, tails, long fur, and long ears are highly at risk around fires. Keeping pets safe should be a priority. Finding a balance between keeping Read more…

Warning Sign It’s Time to Replace or Repair a Wood Stove

A wood stove that operates correctly and safely is a joy to have in any home. As years go by, however, that joy can turn to hassle when your wood stove stops working as it should. When this happens, it’s either time to replace your stove or schedule important repair work. Let’s look at some Read more…

Time for Your Annual Chimney Cleaning and Inspection

Autumn is a season of many beloved things! Cooler weather, changing colors of leaves, cozy sweaters, and hot cocoa are all harmless delights. But what about lighting that first crackling fire in your fireplace? This is a pleasure to be approached with caution to ensure your home and family are safe. Annual chimney cleaning and Read more…

How to Use a Fireplace for the First Time

A fireplace is as much a hazard as it is a joy. Before starting the first fire in your fireplace, take the safety steps recommended by fire safety experts. The following actions will lead you to peace of mind as you eventually strike the match that lights the tinder and kindling in the season’s first Read more…

How to Deal with Multiple Estimates for Chimney Services

Scenario, part 1: Every time it rains, you notice water in your fireplace. You assume there’s a leak somewhere in the system, so you bring out three local chimney repair people and get three estimates for what it will cost to solve the problem. Scenario, part 2: There’s a wide dollar difference among all three Read more…

3 Common Exterior Chimney Problems

Chimney exteriors are often neglected by homeowners who don’t realize how vulnerable the structure really is. Whether the fireplace is seldom used or whether it is fired up frequently throughout winter, the exterior portion of the chimney is subject to damage. The majority of chimney problems can be summed up in three words: Moisture, moisture, Read more…

The Dangers of a Cracked Chimney Flue

There are several reasons annual chimney inspections are recommended by fire safety experts but none as compelling as the dangers of a cracked chimney flue. Some safety hazards are more urgent matters than others. When it comes to a deteriorating chimney flue, the emergency is real. A fireplace or stove should never be used as Read more…

Scheduling Your Chimney Inspection: Be Proactive Not Reactive

Of all the areas within your home that need periodic repair, maintenance or professional evaluation, your chimney is one of the areas where it pays big to be proactive rather than reactive. Here’s why. Waiting for something to go wrong with your chimney – a failure of one of the components, bricks beginning to fall Read more…

How to Maintain Your Chimney’s Health

For homeowners, maintenance is a fact of life; and chimney health should always be given at least annual consideration. The chimney system may be the largest single component in your home that requires upkeep, and safety is a big reason for ensuring that your chimney operates properly. Fortunately, certified chimney professionals are in your area. Read more…

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