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A chimney inspection is essential for multiple reasons, including keeping your chimney fully functional and preventing fires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) outlines three levels of chimney inspection. These levels are carried out in different circumstances and being familiar with them can guide you the next time you are trying to schedule an inspection for your… Read more »

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In wood-burning fireplaces, all it takes is one extra smokey fire to leave your fireplace riddled with black soot stains. It’s just something you can expect with wood-burning fireplaces, and why so many people turn to gas fireplaces. If you own a gas fireplace and see soot stains popping up, you may be wondering why…. Read more »

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Few things in life are as solid and durable as a chimney. Constructed from materials like brick and mortar, they stand tall through the years and serve fireplace owners with pride. Until they don’t. Chimneys eventually need care and attention, especially after an earthquake occurs. Sometimes you may be faced with a full chimney rebuild. When… Read more »

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While wood fireplaces have their rustic charm, there is no denying they are a lot of work. They require more cleaning, the fuel is harder to get, and they can be very smoky. As such, you may be considering converting your old wood fireplace into an easier-to-manage gas model. It is possible, but every homeowner… Read more »

Posted by & filed under chimney dampers

Chimney dampers are a vital part of maintaining a safe and efficient chimney as well as a comfortable indoor environment.  How do chimney dampers work? Chimney dampers control the airflow of your chimney. When you actively use your stove or fireplace, the damper is open to allow proper airflow and let the smoke out. When… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Information, Chimney Maintenance, mortar chimneys

Why Do Chimneys Need Repair? Chimneys may seem no more complicated than a glorified hole in the roof. It would appear their only purpose is simply to release smoke into the outside air. Yet these structures involve complex construction, and their proper function is important. When wear or damage occurs, resident safety may be compromised…. Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Liner

The flue liner is an important part of any chimney. It lines the inside of the brickwork to help prevent heat from penetrating your home and allowing for easier chimney cleaning. However, flue liners are a relatively recent addition to chimneys. Older chimneys may have been installed without one, but the addition is easy to… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Restoration

Chimney restoration isn’t about simple aesthetics; it’s about keeping your home safe. On average, 17,600 chimney fires occurred annually in the United States between 2015 and 2017 according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. These fires rack up millions of dollars in damage for homeowners.  There are many ways you can keep your home’s… Read more »