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Chimney cleanings are a vital part of fireplace maintenance. Even if you don’t use your fireplace, a poorly maintained chimney can become a safety hazard. There are many common myths about chimney cleaning. Buying into some of these myths can put you at risk. Have you heard these? Myth 1 – Annual Chimney Cleanings and […]
When homebuyers are asked what they are looking for in their new home, a fireplace is often at the top of the list. More than 75 percent of homebuyers told the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that they are looking for a house with a fireplace in the living room. A working fireplace can […]
It’s spring cleaning season! One thing you definitely shouldn’t overlook this year, or any year, is your chimney cleaning. Chimney experts like to joke that no one thinks about cleaning their chimney until they are holding a match on the first cold, autumn evening. It is an exaggeration that’s not far from the truth. There […]
A chimney cap is a smart investment, even if you never light up your fireplace. Have you ever noticed a metal top covering the mouth of a chimney? That is a chimney cap. It is a metal cover that acts like an umbrella, stopping rain, sleet, and snow from falling down the flue. It also […]
It wouldn’t be that uncommon to have a leak coming from your chimney, especially if you live in a region of the country that gets a lot of precipitation. The problem is easy to recognize. A musty smell around your fireplace is a good sign that you have a leak. Of course, there are other […]
For most people, say the word ‘fireplace’ and it immediately brings up visions of cozy log cabins, cuddled under the blankets while a crackling wood fire warms the soul. But for more and more people, gas fireplaces and even electric fireplaces are taking the place of the wood-fired hearth. With changing tastes, budgets, and home […]
A fireplace is a beautiful architectural feature that increases your home value. Maintaining your chimney and fireplace is easy as long as your schedule an annual chimney cleaning. Skipping a professional chimney sweep can put your health and home at risk. Every year, thousands of people suffer preventable house fires caused by their fireplaces. Burning wood […]
You may love sitting by your fireplace in winter, but have you forgotten about chimney repairs and maintenance? The truth is, for many homeowners, the chimney is out of sight and out of mind. Chimneys are highly vulnerable to damage, and there is an excellent chance that chimney repairs are needed right away. Some issues […]
Have you noticed icicles hanging from your roof? That may be a sign that you have ice dams on your roof. Ice dams can pose a severe risk to the health of your chimney and roof. If there are icicles around the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in the experts for an […]
A leaky chimney can be a pesky problem. Water damage can spread from your chimney to nearby walls, floors, and ceilings. Along with discoloration, it can cause wood rot and mold. Without finding the source of the chimney leak, you could end up with thousands of dollars in repair costs. Why is my chimney leaking? […]