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Posted by & filed under Chimney Inspection, cracked flue, Fireplaces

Winter is in full swing, and homeowners across the country are making use of their fireplaces on a daily basis. This frequent use often leads to a buildup of creosote that clogs the flue and makes lighting a fire dangerous. Over time, the buildup can lead to cracks in the flue liner, resulting in a… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Repair, fireplace, wood burning

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 »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping

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 »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Inspection

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 »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Sweeping

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 »