What is Chimney Flashing and Why Is It Important?
Flashing is an important component of any chimney, but what exactly does it do? Flashing is one of many pieces that protects your chimney from excess moisture and leaks. It’s important to keep your chimney flashing in good condition to avoid long-term water damage. Let’s take a look at what chimney flashing is, why it’s... Read more
Chimney Repairs and Improvements During The Off Season
Most homeowners here in the Northeast use their chimneys for secondary warmth during the colder months. Once the weather breaks, we in the chimney industry call this the “off-season.” It’s a great time for chimney repairs and general maintenance as these updates are easier to perform when the system is not in use. Here are... Read more
What Is That Smell From My Fireplace?
When relaxing in front of your fireplace, the last thing you want to have to happen is to get a whiff of a nasty smell. However, from time to time all homeowners will encounter an unexplained odor emanating from their fireboxes. So, what is the cause of that smell coming from your fireplace exactly? Here... Read more
Why Chimney Flue Tiles Crack & How to Fix Them
Routine chimney maintenance starts with an inspection. When one of our Northeastern Chimney technicians visits your home, they’ll inspect each component of your chimney for issues. This includes your cap, crown, damper, firebox, masonry, and more. In addition, they’ll also examine your flue, looking for signs of damage including cracked tiles. Why do chimney flue... Read more
Why You Need a Chase Cover
If it’s not included with the installation of your manufactured fireplace, you may wonder why you need a chase cover. Though categorized as accessories, chimney chase covers are vital components of manufactured fireplace systems. This is comparable to the crucial need for chimney caps, which are installed above masonry fireplaces. The functions of chimney chase... Read more
What You Can Do About a Blocked Chimney
When we talk about chimney blockages, we’re usually talking about obstructions that exist within the flue, as opposed to blocks at either end of the chimney. When a chimney flue is blocked, several things can happen that you most definitely want to avoid. National Chimney Cleaners of Fairfield County, CT, and Morris County, NJ, would... Read more
The Best Way To Start A Fire In Your Fireplace
With temperatures rapidly dropping outside, it’s the best time of year to stay inside and cozy up by the fireplace. However, if you have a wood-burning fireplace at home, starting a fire can be a little more difficult than simply flipping a switch. However, with a little practice and some safety precautions, you can easily... Read more
How to Keep Snow Out of Your Chimney
With winter coming up, now’s the time to prepare your home for upcoming snowstorms. Chimneys can be susceptible to damage from snow and ice during the colder months, and it’s important to prepare to make sure you can relax by the fire all season long. Here’s how to keep snow out of your chimney and... Read more
Why Are Chimney Inspections Important?
Have you wondered why chimney inspections are so important? If so, you’re not alone. It’s one of those “out of sight, out of mind” home maintenance tasks that often gets overlooked. However, with an average of 25,000 chimney fires across the country each year, here are the top five reasons why you’ll want to make... Read more
How To Tell If Your Chimney Crown is Cracked or Damaged
Just like a golden crown adorns the head of a royal, a chimney crown adorns the top of your chimney. However, unlike those worn by kings and queens, chimney crowns serve a vital purpose in the makeup and proper function of your chimney. If they are damaged in any way, this can lead to other... Read more