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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 »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Repair

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 »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Cleaning

In the dead heat of summer the last thing on a homeowner’s mind is starting a roaring fire in their fireplace. However, fall is upon us and it won’t be long until the weather catches on. Before you know it, we will all be enjoying cooler evening temperatures that will inspire many to gather together… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Repair

A favorite gathering place for family and guests is often right around the fireplace. A fireplace that no longer functions correctly becomes a headache for any homeowner and a source of frustration for everyone. Instead of ignoring the problem, consider hiring a reliable and professional service to inspect and repair any chimney problems that you… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Restoration

Fireplace Chimney Restoration: A task best left to the professionals In this modern age of do-it-yourselfers and internet-taught handymen, there are many jobs better left to the actual professionals. Chimney restoration or repair is definitely one of these tasks. Below we’ll discuss a few of the issues to consider when you’re contemplating this task. •… Read more »