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5 Reasons to Add a Fireplace This Summer to Enhance Your Home Interior

A great summer project that can boost the enjoyment of your home year-round is to have a new fireplace installed. Any EPA-approved fireplace that you buy today will provide a number of benefits anyone can appreciate. Absolutely nothing beats the top reason for adding a fireplace, which is the wonderful atmosphere that only a toasty Read more…

6 Ways to Keep a Safe and Clean Fireplace Between Professional Cleanings

As far as maintaining a clean fireplace, the job of chimney sweeping should be left to chimney professionals. After all, they have the correct equipment, supplies, and training for the job. There are plenty of things you can do for yourself, though. How you use your fireplace impacts how quickly it becomes clogged up with Read more…

How to Increase the Life of Your Fire Pit

Fire pits are wonderful additions to a backyard living area and can be used for cooking, warmth or general aesthetics. Here are six tips that will help you increase the life of your fire pit and operate it safely. When buying a fire pit, consider the material Fire pits are generally made of cast iron, Read more…

Have Winter Conditions Affected Your Chimney? It’s Possible!

As unlikely as it may seem, chimneys are vulnerable to freezing temperatures, much like pipes and plants. Other winter happenings can lead to chimney problems, as well. Annual chimney inspections are strongly recommended for safety reasons, and it’s helpful to schedule inspections in spring. That way, you can find out from a chimney expert whether Read more…

Is Your Chimney Welcoming Unwanted Visitors?

Your chimney is a part of your home that attracts creatures to come inside. It is not unusual for homeowners to hear movement or scratching sounds coming from their chimney. If this happens to you, do not open your damper to find out! A variety of animals are known to crawl into chimneys; and some Read more…

Why the Lowest-Price Chimney Sweep May Be the Most Dangerous

Having your chimney worked on is serious business and not the time to go hunting for the lowest price you can find among those who offer chimney services. Unfortunately, this is exactly what some people do every year and end up with a problem much greater than the one they started with. A range of Read more…

Is Your Chimney Adding to Your Heating Costs?

Have you been eyeing your fireplace, wondering if the chimney may be responsible for your skyrocketing heating costs? Your suspicions may be correct! For all the joy you may get out of the whole atmosphere created by wood fires in winter, the cost of the one-of-a-kind pleasure may be higher than you’ve imagined. Traditional masonry Read more…

Hints for Upgrading Your Fireplace

Upgrading a fireplace can be accomplished in many different ways. The type of upgrade that’s perfect for you depends on the reason you’re making a change. The main reasons for an upgrade usually fall into a few different categories. Read more below about aesthetic upgrades, efficiency upgrades, and fuel upgrades. Whichever type you get, you’ll Read more…

Chimney Brick Spalling: What it Is & What to Do About It

A variety of things can affect the condition of your chimney’s bricks and mortar and cause the chimney to be unsafe. A common problem we find during chimney inspections is brick spalling. Left unattended, spalling bricks can lead to expensive and complicated repairs. If caught early, solutions are fairly straightforward. What is brick spalling? Spalling Read more…

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Fireplace in Winter

Wood fires in a fireplace can be the best part of coming home in winter. Cozying up to the warmth of a crackling fire is a satisfying experience…until it’s not. Dissatisfaction with a fireplace seldom happens for no reason. Maybe trying to get a fire started at all is frustrating or the fires produce too Read more…

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