Chimney restoration isn’t about simple aesthetics; it’s about keeping your home safe. On average, 17,600 chimney fires occurred annually in the United States between 2015 and 2017 according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. These fires rack up millions of dollars in damage for homeowners. There are many ways you can keep your home’s… Read more »
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3 Levels of Chimney Inspection and When They are Necessary
Chimney inspections are recommended as they help to assess the functionality of your chimney, and in the process, identify any issues that might lead to poor performance. Typically, chimney inspections take place annually, although factors such as disasters and how one uses a fireplace, can alter this timeline. There are three levels of inspection involved,… Read more »
5 Clear Signs You Need to Hire Chimney Sweeps
To maintain a properly functioning chimney, it’s important to get occasional inspections and repairs. If you’re unsure of when you may need to hire chimney sweeps, here are some signs that it’s time to call your local chimney professionals. 1. Fires Aren’t Burning Well in Your Fireplace If you’re having a difficult time igniting a… Read more »
How Long Does a Chimney Last?
A chimney has the potential to last just as long as your home. However, it could deteriorate sooner in certain situations. The longevity of this vital structure varies based on its design, features, location, usage, cleanliness and maintenance. Cap Does your home’s chimney have a cap? If so, it will probably last longer. This feature… Read more »
What Happens During a Chimney Inspection?
You might know why having a regular chimney inspection is important, but you might not know what happens during the process. A reliable chimney sweep will give you the rundown of what all they checked during the inspection, but if you have never been informed, here are what we are checking. Damage to the Flue… Read more »
3 Reasons to Have a Chimney Sweeping Right after a Storm
Most people think of chimney sweeping as something that’s needed only once per year. As such, they never think of it until they are ready to begin using their fireplace. While chimney sweeping is needed before winter, you may also want to consider it after a storm – here’s why: #1. Inspect your Chimney for… Read more »
Preparing Your Chimney to Pass a Home Inspection
The cooler winter months seem to bring an influx of home buyers, especially in the California market, and homes with fireplaces are in high demand. If you’re the one selling your home, you may wonder why your chimney needs to be inspected – can’t you leave that to the buyer? Like the question, the answer… Read more »
Why Your Gas Fireplace is Producing Soot
Have you noticed that the decorative logs, glass, or walls of your gas fireplace are starting to get a soot-like substance on them? If yes, then it needs to be investigated. Gas fireplaces are typically tuned specifically to produce either yellow or blue flames, and typically produce very minimal soot. So, if you have noticed… Read more »