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You Should Have a Chimney Cap Installed

Is your chimney missing a cap? Unfortunately, many homes in Richmond and throughout the RVA region don’t have a chimney cap. A chimney cap isn’t just for decorative purposes. While we carry many different aesthetic pleasing styles, a chimney cap is a vital accessory for protecting the flue, reducing health and safety risks, and minimizing Read more...

Easy Steps to Make Sure Your Fireplace Is Safe

Now that fall is upon us; it won’t be long before chilly weather arrives. Since winter is just around the corner, it’s time for homeowners throughout the Greater Richmond region to ensure their fireplaces are safe to operate. Every year fire departments in the RVA and around the country respond to thousands of residential structure Read more...

Mistakes in Brick Chimney Restorations

The fireplace and chimney are some of the most charming features of any older or historic home in Richmond, Virginia. Since it was the primary source of heating at the time, a fireplace can be found in practically every room. However, fireplaces can’t operate safely or efficiently without a working chimney. The chimney is a Read more...

Common Causes of Chimney Moisture Damage

Now that winter is almost here, many areas around Henrico and throughout the RVA are already experiencing near-freezing evening temperatures. So, it’s an excellent time to remind homeowners to take the necessary precautions to protect your fireplace and chimney from moisture damage. Since chimney leaks are not always easy to identify, here are five common Read more...

Simple Ways to Help Prevent a Chimney Fire

Among the considerations for fireplace safety that a homeowner should keep in mind are ways to prevent chimney fires. Contrary to a myth that has endured for generations, there are no benefits to chimney fires that could possibly outweigh the potential hazards they create. Thousands of home fires every year originate from chimney fires. Read Read more...

Dangers of Neglecting Chimney Maintenance

While many homeowners understand the importance of annual chimney inspections and chimney sweeping, some put it off because they don’t think it is really necessary. Although your fireplace or heating stove and chimney may appear to be in good working order, that is not always the case. There are many hidden dangers like flue obstructions, Read more...

The Critical Jobs of a Chimney Damper

The chimney damper is a critical fireplace component for maintaining safe and efficient use.  Its job is to prevent smoke and fumes from filling up in your home when using the fireplace. It also allows sufficient air (draft) to circulate in the flue to start and maintain a fire safely and seals the fireplace shut, Read more...

The C’s of Chimney and Fireplace Terminology

If you become familiar with essential chimney and fireplace terminology, it can be easier to understand chimney-related strategies for keeping your home and family safe. Maintenance of chimney systems and fireplaces is frequently neglected, and dangerous house fires are among the devastating results. The following are important and commonly used“C” terms related to fireplaces and Read more...

Keeping A Clean and Safe Fireplace

You just had your annual chimney inspection and professional cleaning, and now you have peace of mind knowing that your fireplace is safe to operate. However, creosote and the corrosive gases created during combustion will continue to accumulate with every burn. Creosote build-up is of a particular concern because it will eventually harden into a Read more...

Does Your Furnace Vent Properly?

Call (804) 440-5000 to Schedule Your FREE* Furnace Inspection! (for Accessible Flues – Limited Time Offer) *Level 1 Visual Inspection for Typical Furnace Venting – High-Efficiency Systems with PVC Venting Not Included. If you suspect that there might be a problem with your furnace venting properly, don’t hesitate to investigate this important safety concern. Our Read more...