A wood burning fireplace is one of the greatest luxuries a home can have when wintertime rolls around. Yet it is important to realize the importance of regular maintenance and repair–especially where your chimney is concerned. Read on to learn about two signs it’s time to have your chimney repaired. Damper Rust All chimneys are constructed… Read more »
It is almost that time of year again! You grab your favorite blanket and a cup of hot chocolate, and add a few logs to the fire to get warm and cozy. But is your fireplace safe to use? Chimney Sweeping is essential in maintaining a safe fireplace for your home. The National Fire Protection… Read more »
Tar and creosote builds up inside your chimney each time you use your fireplace. These substances are highly flammable, and increase your risk of fire dramatically. There are several “chimney sweeping logs” on the market that claim to effectively remove tar and creosote, eliminating the need for regular cleanings. However, one of these logs is… Read more »
Heating season is fast approaching. Maybe you’ve even had to turn the heat on and off a few times already on an especially chilly morning! Now that you’re about to get ready to fire up the boiler or start your wood-burning season, ask yourself, is it time for a chimney inspection? How long has it… Read more »
Maybe you’re not afraid of heights and are handy with a chimney brush. If that’s the case, why should you spend the money to hire a professional to do your chimney sweeping? Why not just do it yourself? There’s more to chimney cleaning than just cleaning out creosote. A professional chimney sweep will also do… Read more »
Of all the things people think about getting inspected, chimneys are often overlooked and sometimes never even considered. This is unfortunate and can even be dangerous. If annual chimney inspection isn’t a priority for you now, keep reading to find out why it should be. One of the major causes of chimney fires is creosote… Read more »
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Chimney repair often gets overlooked because when people see brick they think of something indestructible. However, although built to last, brick and mortar are porous: tiny holes in brick allow water to seep in and will eventually break down the structural integrity of the brick. Even though repairing problems with your chimney can be extensive… Read more »