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Posted by & filed under Chimney Restoration

Chimneys are a beautiful and stately feature on any home.  They add allure, coziness, and character to the architecture.  Chimneys are also very practical for the warmth and value they add to your home.  Constructing a fireplace in a new or old home, or a commercial space is a job that requires care and expertise.  Proper knowledge… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Cleaning

Whenever a wood stove or fireplace is used, it gets dirty, as does the stovepipe and flue. Most wood burners know regular chimney cleanings are important and have a cleaning performed at least every other year. But not everyone knows how great a role fire wood plays in keeping your flue clean. Proper wood cuts… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Inspection, Chimney Maintenance

Proper chimney care will go a long way in keeping a dwelling safeguarded against a risk of fire. Chimney inspections and proper maintenance practices are two things that insurance providers take note of when it comes to offering coverage or renewing a policy. Underwriters are also starting to ask insurance agents and third-party inspectors to… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Sweeping

While you can maintain your fireplace all year long, yearly inspections are still key to ensuring fires or carbon monoxide poisonings don’t befall your household. Hiring a chimney sweep that is capable of proper inspection and cleaning is crucial so that you can continue to enjoy your fireplace. Certified sweep companies are highly recommended to… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Cleaning

Homeowners need to know their chimney is something that is going to need attention and effort to keep clean. If they just bought the home, they probably have never had a chimney, especially if it their first home. They need to know that a critical part of chimney ownership is keeping it clean and well maintained.  Scheduling regular chimney cleaning is going… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Inspection

Many newer homes with a decorative gas-fueled fireplace insert have no chimney, but if you have an older home with a fireplace and a chimney, particularly a masonry firebox with brick or concrete blocks, then regular chimney inspections are vital. Why? A chimney inspection can determine if the fireplace has a cracked firebox. This element is… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Maintenance

Spring is approaching, and as the cold weather of winter makes way for warmer temperatures you are probably using your fireplace less frequently. This is the perfect time to start thinking about what maintenance is best for your chimney. When considering spring-time chimney cleaning, there are a few important things to keep in mind: If… Read more »