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Does Snow Cause Damage To Chimneys?

We’re in the middle of the cold winter months, and in some areas, that can mean quite a bit of snow. The greater Atlanta area recently saw its first measurable snowfall in several years. If you’re a homeowner in this area, you might be wondering if snow can damage your chimney. While chimneys are designed Read more…

How To Keep Snow Out Of Your Chimney This Winter

There’s a lot to love about cozy winter weather, but one thing we don’t love is the way snow can damage your chimney. As the snow starts to melt, the moisture can cause damage to your masonry and affect the overall structure of your chimney. To keep your chimney working for years to come, you’ll need Read more…

Should You Replace Your Chimney Liner?

Your chimney liner is a crucial part of your fireplace. Not only does it keep your chimney in good condition, but it also helps your fireplace run safely. Like any part of your home, your chimney liner will eventually need to be replaced, but how do you know when it’s time? Here’s what to watch Read more…

How Much Maintenance Does A Gas Fireplace Need?

Gas fireplaces are a great addition to any home. They make your home feel cozy and can help you stay warm in the winter months. While gas fireplaces don’t require as much daily upkeep as a traditional wood-burning fireplace, they do still require regular maintenance. Proper maintenance for your gas fireplace ensures that your fireplace Read more…

How Long Can You Run A Gas Log Fireplace?

A gas fireplace can make any home feel a bit more cozy and welcoming. However, it’s very important to make sure you’re using your fireplace safely. It can feel tempting running your gas fireplace all day long when it’s chilly outside, but this can come with some safety risks. In general, you shouldn’t leave your Read more…

Winter Fire Safety Precautions

Here are some tips on how to stay cozy and safe this winter. With the holidays just around the corner, you may be tempted to fire up your fireplace and get cozy in your home. Winter can be a great time to gather around the fireplace but without regular chimney maintenance your chimney could be Read more…

Common Chimney Dangers and How to Prevent Them

Do you own a chimney and want your investment to last? Like many owners, you may want to learn what can be potentially harmful to your chimney and decrease the overall lifespan of the chimney. Chimney Moisture Damage  No matter what climate you live in, your chimney is still susceptible to things like moisture damage, Read more…

How to Prepare Your Home for a Chimney Inspection

  It’s important to properly maintain your chimney to avoid potentially hazardous situations like chimney fires, chimney blockages,  moldy flues, creosote buildup, and external damage. By scheduling an inspection you can lower your risk of a fire, reduce the risk of flue blockage, and maybe even get rid of that peculiar odor you keep smelling. Read more…

Signs Your Chimney is Failing

  There are a few tell-tale signs that your chimney could be failing. Improper care, weathering over time, or moisture buildup. If you’re a new or old chimney owner, you’ll want to know how you can keep your chimney in tip-top shape and prevent potentially dangerous or costly scenarios. Chimney Leaks A leak is a Read more…

Fireplace Safety Tips to Help Keep You Warm this Winter

Getting warm near the glow of a fire in the fireplace is among the greatest pleasures to be enjoyed in wintertime. Safety practices should always come first, however. There are certain aspects of fireplaces and other heating appliances that place your home and family in danger if safety considerations are neglected. Below, learn fireplace tips Read more…

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