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Will a Chimney Sweep Leave a Mess in My House?

The soot and creosote inside a chimney flue have the potential to make a big mess during chimney cleaning. To avoid any kind of worst-case scenario, hire a professional chimney sweep company with a record of positive customer reviews. CSIA-certified chimney sweeps have the training, experience, and equipment to perform chimney cleaning in a way […]

Chimney Cleaning & Maintenance During The Warm Months

When the cool days of fall roll around, you want to be able to crank up your fireplace with peace of mind. This will happen if you know your fireplace and chimney are clean and in great shape. The best way to enjoy this peace of mind is to schedule an annual chimney cleaning and […]

Why does my Basement Fireplace Have a Backdrafting Problem?

Fireplace backdrafting is often a problem on all levels of new homes, especially basement fireplaces. The common issue with newer construction is that homes are far more airtight than they were in former times. Our homes, in effect, breathe, as though living things, and fresh air is exchanged for stagnant, stale air. Negative pressure often […]

Why is My Chimney Rusting?

Unsightly reddish stains on your chimney are often caused by a rusted chimney cap. The moisture that caused your galvanized steel or aluminum chimney cap to rust could also be wreaking havoc in the chimney masonry. It’s important to have annual chimney inspections to keep up with all of the potential problems that can arise […]

What to Do About Chimney Cracks

A well-built chimney in good condition works right without you having to give it a second thought. A chimney that’s showing signs of damage many not keep working right for long. When it comes to cracking in the chimney’s masonry, a lot of homeowners aren’t sure if they should be concerned. Here are some guidelines. […]

Chimney Facelift Ideas for Summer

If your chimney is starting to appear dull and old, there are some cosmetic solutions that will give it the perfect summer facelift and have it looking good when winter rolls around. Not all unsightly chimneys, however, can be fixed with cosmetics alone. Let’s take a look at a few common chimney conditions and what […]

Restoring “Original” Fireplace Openings in Older Homes

It is like finding hidden treasure when a concealed original fireplace is discovered in an old home. Homeowners seek to restore the historical architecture or put the fireplace back into use with a more updated remodel. Either way, restoring old fireplaces that have long been out of commission is a welcome opportunity for renovators and […]

4 Primary Reasons for Chimney Damage and Chimney Fires

Safe chimneys are ones where the structure is sturdy and all components function as they should. A damaged chimney not only won’t perform correctly, it also could become dangerous. Let’s look at chimney damage and chimney fires and how to address these issues. Chimney Fires A lot of internal damage to chimneys happens because of […]

Top Two Potential Reasons Your Chimney is Tilting

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy has been leaning for about 840 years–since 1173. But if you see your chimney leaning, do not get the idea it’s perfectly safe to worry about it in the distant future! A tilting chimney is an urgent situation, and repair is needed right away. Read on for clues […]

4 Reasons Regular Chimney Sweep Services are So Important

For home safety, it is important to give attention to chimney maintenance every year. Professional chimney sweeps provide crucial services that help to prevent life-threatening hazards. Spring and summer are ideal times to schedule chimney sweep services such as chimney cleaning, chimney inspections, and chimney repairs. By taking care of these vital matters when it’s […]

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