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Chimney fires cause many houses to burn down each year. In many cases, if the homeowner had called a chimney sweep and had the chimney cleaned, the fire could have been prevented. Chimney cleaning helps prevent chimney fires, and anyone with an active, wood-burning wood stove or fireplace in their home can go a long… Read more »

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At Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service, we take pride in our premier chimney services and repairs. If your home is equipped with a fireplace or wood burning stove that you haven’t used since the winter, then it’s time to schedule a chimney sweep and cleaning to ensure the performance and efficiency of your appliance… Read more »

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Heating your home with natural resources like wood, pellets, or coal can create an energy-efficient way to stay warm. However, in order to safely use a fire, you need to make sure your chimney is in good working condition. Whenever you light a fire in your fireplace, the leftover black soot-like material, known as creosote,… Read more »

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Without a solid understanding of masonry and the work that goes into crafting a brick chimney, it’s easy to overlook or underestimate signs of damage. For example, you might think that crumbling mortar is a minor concern, especially if it’s only a little bit of damage right now. Unfortunately, even a little bit of mortar… Read more »

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When you have an older home that has a fireplace, you may find that you don’t use it nearly as much as the previous residents due to relying on central heating instead. If you find that the fireplace is going unused every winter, you may be thinking about repurposing it into a closed fireplace with… Read more »

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For most homeowners, the biggest worry when it comes to their chimney is if it is clean. While a clean chimney to prevent fires should be your major concern, you also need to worry about the other alternative – a chimney that is too wet. If your chimney is dripping, it doesn’t seem like a… Read more »

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A perfect chimney is one that doesn’t smell, or at least doesn’t smell so strongly that you can smell it across the room. Sometimes chimney odors can be expected, especially on humid summer days, but with regular cleaning it doesn’t need to be an issue. That being said, if your chimney is starting to smell,… Read more »

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Many people love DIY projects of every kind and want to do anything and everything themselves rather than calling professional help even when they don’t know how to do something. Unfortunately, when it comes to chimney repair, this can often be a rather bad idea as many people will attempt to conduct said repairs themselves… Read more »

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If you have a chimney or a gas fireplace in your home, having it inspected from time to time is essential. Creosote, soot, and debris can build up over time and create a fire hazard. Furthermore, if you have a gas fireplace, failing to have it serviced from time to time puts you at risk… Read more »

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Every house with a chimney needs an inspection of this structure at least once every three years. Why? Chimneys allow smoke and dangerous gases to safely vent to the outdoors from a fireplace, wood stove, or a fireplace insert fueled by gas. When something goes wrong with a chimney system, the potential consequences include exposure… Read more »