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6 Reasons to Get a Chimney Cleaning & Inspection Before Winter

Warming up and unwinding next to a roaring fire at the end of the day can help you get through the dark days of winter. Your relaxing ritual could turn into a serious health or safety risk if you haven’t had your fireplace or stove’s chimney cleaned and inspected before lighting a fire in the hearth. Fireplaces and stoves are two of […]

Reasons You Should Always Budget for a Chimney Inspection

Who doesn’t love to save money where they can? Tackling home repair projects by yourself can be a good way to cut down on your expenses and gain new skills. If you are looking for a DIY project, you might be thinking about skipping a professional chimney cleaning and inspection to do it yourself. But cleaning and inspecting a chimney is more challenging than swapping […]

What Services do Chimney Sweeps Provide?

Chimney sweeps continue to be one of the most important service providers for homeowners who have a fireplace or freestanding stove in their homes. Clogged chimneys and malfunctioning fireplace components cause deadly home fires and incidents of carbon monoxides poisoning in thousands of households every year. Regular fireplace maintenance is your best defense to protect your loved ones and your home from these […]

Is Your Chimney Ready for Cold Weather?

It’s that time of year when we start preparing for the holidays and look forward to enjoying all the comforts of home. One of the most beloved comforts of this season is relaxing besides a roaring fire at the end of the day. Your plan to relax beside your fireplace might be derailed if a fire catches in the chimney […]

Is My Fireplace Safe to Use?

Autumn is right around the corner. Soon the leaves will be turning and you’ll be looking forward to spending the evening in beside a roaring fire drinking a mug of hot cider. Before you light up your fireplace for the first time this season, it’s smart to ask “Is my fireplace safe?” Almost 14,000 house fires a year originate from fireplaces. Many […]

4 Reasons to Upgrade a Chimney Liner

Do you need to invest in a new chimney liner? This is a smart question to ask if you are concerned about fireplace safety. A chimney liner plays an important role in protecting your home from a house fire and protecting you and your loved ones from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. There are 4 reasons why a chimney expert would […]

Keep Your Chimney Pest-Free

You would never leave your front door wide open when you head off to work. You know that would allow animals or thieves to come into your home who might leave you with hundreds to thousands of dollars in damages. Do you know that leaving your chimney open, without a cap on it, could be just as costly? To small mammals and […]

Remodeling Your Outdoor Space? Consider a Fireplace

You and your partner might not be able to agree on the perfect backsplash for your kitchen or tile for your bathroom but, chances are, you can both agree that a fireplace makes any living space more homey. If you are thinking about investing in a remodeling project, why not consider investing in an outdoor fireplace? Plenty of studies confirm that […]

Yes, Your Gas Fireplaces Needs to be Inspected Annually

Gas fireplaces allow us to enjoy the pleasure of a glowing hearth without the mess and hassle of burning wood. Since you never have to get your hands dirty cleaning ash out of the firebox or worry about scheduling a chimney cleaning to remove creosote buildup, you might not think about scheduling an annual inspection either. Even though gas fireplaces are low maintenance appliances, […]

What Should You Do If Your Chimney Is Damaged by a Storm?

We often receive a high volume of service calls after a powerful storm has swept through Central Connecticut. Since the chimney is the highest point at the top of a house, it is the most likely to be damaged by high winds, heavy rain or lightning during a storm. Small problems caused by a storm like a missing chimney cap, cracked bricks or […]

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