Many homeowners don’t pay enough attention to their chimneys, assuming these structures are safe from wear and tear over time. However, problems can occur with chimneys, requiring chimney repair services. The following are some common reasons you may need chimney repairs. 1. White Discoloration or Efflorescence Oftentimes, chimneys are vulnerable to what’s known as efflorescence,… Read more »
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How to Prepare For a Chimney Sweep
It may seem like a no-brainer to get your home ready for a chimney sweep. You just make sure there is easy access and it’s all good, right? Well, there is more to it than just that. Getting your home ready will take a few extra steps. You don’t need to cover your entire home… Read more »
5 Clear Signs You Need to Hire Chimney Sweeps
To maintain a properly functioning chimney, it’s important to get occasional inspections and repairs. If you’re unsure of when you may need to hire chimney sweeps, here are some signs that it’s time to call your local chimney professionals. 1. Fires Aren’t Burning Well in Your Fireplace If you’re having a difficult time igniting a… Read more »
3 Benefits of Yearly Chimney Cleaning Services
Everyone enjoys the idea of a warm and cozy night with their family by the fireplace. There are songs written about it. When the weather cools down, nothing sounds sweeter, but it’s important to make sure your fireplace is ready to go when you need it. Otherwise, you run the risk of a fire starting… Read more »
Chimney vs. Vent: How Do They Compare?
Some heating systems, fireplaces and gas water heaters can be vented in multiple ways. One option is to use a traditional chimney. You could also connect the equipment to an atmospheric or power vent. What’s the best choice? Height A chimney generally carries pollutants to a greater height than a wall or roof vent. This… Read more »
How Long Does a Chimney Last?
A chimney has the potential to last just as long as your home. However, it could deteriorate sooner in certain situations. The longevity of this vital structure varies based on its design, features, location, usage, cleanliness and maintenance. Cap Does your home’s chimney have a cap? If so, it will probably last longer. This feature… Read more »
What Happens During a Chimney Inspection?
You might know why having a regular chimney inspection is important, but you might not know what happens during the process. A reliable chimney sweep will give you the rundown of what all they checked during the inspection, but if you have never been informed, here are what we are checking. Damage to the Flue… Read more »
3 Reasons to Have a Chimney Sweeping Right after a Storm
Most people think of chimney sweeping as something that’s needed only once per year. As such, they never think of it until they are ready to begin using their fireplace. While chimney sweeping is needed before winter, you may also want to consider it after a storm – here’s why: #1. Inspect your Chimney for… Read more »