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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…

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…

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