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5 Safety Tips for Operating Your Wood Stove

The quintessential wood stove is an indispensable source of heat for many homeowners, especially in older homes built before the arrival of central air. And since modern wood stoves are more environmentally friendly than ever before, they have grown in popularity. But whether you use a wood stove for primary or supplemental heating, you need […]

Burning Woods in Your Fireplace

Getting the most out of your fireplace and the wood you burn in it is easy, if you follow these six tips on efficient and safe wood-burning practices. Seasoned woods Seasoned wood has had time to fully dry and won’t produce nearly as much smoke as damp or unseasoned wood. Give your firewood plenty of […]

Is Your Chimney and Fireplace Ready for the Cooler Weather?

When the heat of summer is still bearing down and autumn is on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to prepare your fireplace and chimney for the cooler temperatures to come. As early as September but definitely by October, appointments with reputable chimney sweeps like the experts at Northeastern Chimney fill up quickly. Schedule an […]

4 Exterior Chimney Problems That You Shouldn’t Ignore

While your chimney may appear to be in good condition, homeowners shouldn’t wait until they happen to notice a problem with the chimney. Many exterior chimney issues start gradually making it noticeable only upon closer inspection. Some problems commonly occur on or near the chimney crown and in other areas that may be hidden from […]

The Dangers of a Cracked Chimney Flue

Your chimney flue must be in undamaged condition to provide vital protections to your home and family. Partly because of dangers associated with a cracked chimney flue, annual chimney inspections are extremely important. Below, learn more about chimney flues and the hazards of using a fireplace when the flue has any type of deterioration. Dangers […]

6 Reasons Your Chimney Isn’t Working Right

Chimneys can be confusing structures when something goes wrong with them. Questions arise such as “Why is this happening?” “Did I cause it?” and “How do I go about getting the problem fixed?”  Before you panic, keep two things in mind: Chimneys aren’t that complicated when you understand them There are certified professionals whose job […]

Why Chimney Cleaning & Chimney Inspection Aren’t DIY Jobs

You wouldn’t perform a tonsillectomy on a friend simply because you’re pretty good with knives and enjoy cutting things. But you’d be amazed at how many people think that because they like cleaning and getting a little dirty, they’re qualified to clean their own chimneys. Some jobs require a trained professional who has the knowledge […]

Get Your Fireplace Winter-Ready Before the Rush!

Summer heat will soon fizzle out and everyone will start preparing for fall. The dig for stored winter boots and warm sweaters brings to mind cozy fires in the fireplace. If you’re like most people, it’s at this time you realize a chimney inspection is needed ASAP. Cold weather can arrive suddenly in Connecticut! Make […]

What a CSIA-Certified Chimney Inspection Means

. You may have seen them on 20/20, Dateline and Good Morning America, or read about them in Consumer Reports, The New York Times or Popular Mechanics. When the topic is chimney safety and chimney operation, the best place to get up-to-date, relevant information is from a CSIA-certified chimney sweep. And chimney services companies that employ these credentialed professionals are the best places to get chimney inspections, chimney cleaning and timely chimney repairs. Here’s why. […]

Differences Between Above-Ground and In-Ground Fire Pits

Extending outdoor living space is one the greatest trends ever, and fire pits are part of the appeal. With an in-ground or above-ground fire pit, your garden will no longer be the most underused feature of your home. It’s just human nature to enjoy gathering around a fire outside as opposed to simply sitting amongst the flowers, though flowers smell nice. Whether you have an […]

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