It’s the middle of summer, and chances are, after the last chilly day in late winter, you haven’t spent much time since thinking about chimney cleaning and chimney inspection. However, now is the perfect time to perform some routine maintenance!… Read More
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3 Signs You Need a Chimney Sweep
Being a homeowner comes with a lot of maintenance projects. From home improvements to daily upkeep, there’s likely a lot on your mind when it comes to your home. However, the last thing you may think of is one of… Read More
Why You Should Hire a Chimney Sweep this Spring
Today’s topic of discussion is why you should hire a chimney sweep this spring. People typically associate chimneys with colder seasons. When frigid weather comes, people fire up the fireplace to keep themselves warm. However, you might be surprised at… Read More
Where Should You Store Firewood?
There’s nothing quite like burning firewood on a chilly evening to stay warm inside or outside your home. Finding the perfect spot to store it may be challenging if you have extra lying around. So, where exactly should you keep… Read More
How Ice Can Damage Your Chimney
Did you know that snow and ice can be damaging to your chimney? In fact, snow and ice can really hinder your chimneys’ structure over time. When gone untreated, snow and ice can be hazardous to not just your chimney… Read More
Common Causes of Chimney Fires
Chimney fires pose a serious and dangerous risk to all those who regularly use their fireplace. A fire can start in your chimney without you even realizing it. Flames and smoke can shoot out of your chimney and fireplace, causing… Read More
How to Minimize Creosote Buildup in Your Chimney
Creosote is the substance that is leftover in the chimney when a fire is lit, though some fires result in more creosote buildup than others. But, it is an unavoidable part of using a fireplace. Creosote is a black, sooty,… Read More
How to Keep Animals Out of Your Chimney
Your chimney is an important part of your home’s safety to vent out toxic smoke byproducts of a fire. Because it has an opening to the outside, it, unfortunately, invites a variety of animals to seek shelter inside your chimney…. Read More
What Causes Strange Chimney Smells?
Have you ever noticed a strange, unpleasant smell coming from your fireplace? Chimney odors become more common during the summertime when the moisture inside a chimney heats up on hot and humid days. Bad chimney smells are often the result… Read More
Does Your Chimney Need to be Relined?
A chimney liner is a clay, ceramic, or metal duct installed inside a chimney to contain the combustion materials and then vent them outside your home. The lining of your chimney is crucial in the safe operation of your chimney… Read More