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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 »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Repair

There’s nothing that compares to the warmth and relaxing ambiance of a fire. But if you want to safely enjoy the fireplace in your home, you’ll need to ensure the chimney is properly maintained. Today we’re going to take a look at some common chimney problems. 1) Cracked Flue One of the most common chimney… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Chimney Repair

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 »