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Dangers of Using Your Fireplace Without an Inspection

It is dangerous to use your fireplace without first getting a chimney inspection, especially for that first time in winter. Every year there are thousands of home fires that occur as a direct result of lighting a fire when there is an unseen blockage in the chimney. Several common dangers could be lurking. When you Read more…

Always Budget for a Chimney Inspection

When you are making yearly plans for household upkeep, remember that the reasons to budget for a chimney inspection are compelling. It’s not simply because the most trusted fire safety experts in the U.S. agree that annual chimney inspections are vital. The consideration behind their recommendation is pure common sense. Check out the following reasons Read more…

4 Common Chimney Problems You May Have

Chimney issues are not unusual, and, in fact, there are more than a few common chimney problems experienced by homeowners in the Alpharetta GA area. The longer chimney maintenance is neglected, the greater the likelihood that repairs and services are needed. It is often during a chimney inspection that issues are discovered because it can Read more…

5 Tips for Preventing Chimney Fires

Chimney fires are more common than you may think.  Of course, there are the huge kind that involve emergency vehicles and sirens, but there also are the smaller kind that the homeowner never realizes are happening.  Any chimney fire can cause destruction – it’s just a matter of degrees. Fortunately, there are things you can Read more…

Common Problems With Masonry Chimneys

A well-built masonry chimney will give you decades of safe, efficient service – if it was properly built and is properly maintained. But even the best chimneys eventually need some restoration work to keep them running. When this work becomes necessary, here are some things you should know. Chimney restoration isn’t a do-it-yourself project You Read more…

4 Common Reasons for Chimney Moisture Damage

Next to fire, water is probably the most dangerous element for your chimney – at least when it infiltrates the system. Chimney repair technicians deal with all levels of water damage, and every tech will tell you that it’s imperative to have signs of chimney water intrusion repaired as soon as they’re spotted. Four causes Read more…

When Do You Need a Chimney Inspection?

Sometimes all you need to ensure home safety is to know the right questions to ask, and when do you need a chimney inspection is one of those questions. Out-of-sight out-of-mind is an approach to chimneys that results in dangerous chimney fires and out-of-control home fires every year. Using your fireplace after a chimney inspection Read more…

Preparing Your Fireplace for Fall

While you look forward to enjoying indoor flames when it’s cold out, preparing your fireplace for fall will ensure safety and efficiency. With some help from trusted chimney sweeps, you can rest assured that your fireplace will be ready when the weather cools down. Tips follow on how to prep your fireplace for fall. Chimney Read more…

Fireplace Types: Identification & Maintenance

Not all the appliances we call “fireplaces” are the same, and neither are the fireplace repair and maintenance tasks required to keep the units running safely and efficiently. Let’s look at some popular fireplace types and outline their maintenance needs. Traditional masonry fireplaces Masonry fireplaces often are built when the home is being built and Read more…

Don’t Ignore These Common Signs of Chimney Damage!

You can increase home safety and minimize chimney maintenance costs if you are careful not to ignore common signs of chimney damage. Homeowners are often unaware that chimneys are vulnerable to damage caused by harsh outdoor elements, especially moisture. When a masonry system is infiltrated by water, a process of masonry destruction begins. If you Read more…

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