Why Is My Chimney Leaking?

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Leaking chimneys can quickly become costly, not only to your chimney but to your home’s interior. Left untreated, chimney leaks can lead to water damage. That’s why it’s important to have your chimney inspected annually and fix leaks as quickly as possible. Here are several common causes of chimney leaks. Damaged Chimney Cap The chimney… Read more »

Chimney Cleaning: It’s a Good Idea

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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 »

Chimney Repair: Do You Need It?

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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 »

Why a Dripping Chimney is a Problem

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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 »

What Your Chimney Odors Are Telling You

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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 »

3 Reasons to Avoid DIY Chimney Repair

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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 »