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Finding the Right Chimney Sweep

The chimney services industry is mostly unregulated, so homeowners shouldn’t trust their home’s safety to just any chimney sweep. When looking for a chimney sweep, you should choose a company that will work professionally and safely. Many individuals claim to be a chimney sweep but lack the experience, training, and industry certifications. This is why Read more...

The Purpose and Function of a Chimney Cap

When you look at the top of your chimney, you may notice a flue pipe in the center of the chimney. It’s where the smoke and fumes are expelled while the roaring fire in the fireplace is keeping your home toasty. However, just as smoke and fumes exit the flue, water, snow, and other debris Read more...

The Immediate Hazards of a Cracked Chimney Flue

Chimney flues have been identified as crucial safety features so much so that a fire safety expert once said it is near criminal not to have one. The important functions of a chimney liner are rendered ineffective, however, if it is damaged to even the smallest extent. Among the compelling reasons, leaders in fire safety Read more...

Why You Need Chimney Inspectors to Take a Look Before You Close on a New Home

While most home buyers know to have a home inspection before closing on a property, they may not know it is just as essential to have a chimney inspector look at the fireplace and chimney before closing on the property purchase. Not getting a chimney inspection when buying a home can be a costly mistake. Read more...

Does Your Chimney Need a Facelift? Summer is the Perfect Time for an Upgrade

A chimney facelift can be a great home remodeling project, and summer is the perfect time to get it done. Once summer is over, chimney professionals’ schedules tend to stay busy with chimney cleaning, chimney repair, chimney inspections, and the whole gamut of chimney services as homeowners prepare for winter. It’s much more fun to Read more...

How to Find a Reputable Chimney Sweep

Your chimney and fireplace need periodic inspections, cleanings, and repairs to maintain optimal performance and reduce the risk of fire and other safety hazards. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that chimneys and fireplaces be inspected annually. It also states that cleaning and repairs shall be done when necessary. Therefore, hiring a reputable chimney Read more...

Stainless-Steel Chimney Liner

Now that warmer weather has arrived, many homeowners are making necessary chimney repairs and replacing worn components, like the chimney liner. Stainless steel chimney liners are a popular flue liner replacement. You may have noticed its long steel tube being installed in your neighbor’s chimney. What is a Chimney Liner? A chimney liner is installed Read more...

Buying Online vs. Buying From The Shop

Online shopping is continuing to experience tremendous growth. It is expected that e-commerce sales will exceed the $700B mark by 2023, compared to $468B spent in 2017, according to Statista. The shift in shopping behaviors is mainly generational. Baby boomers tend to prefer shopping at traditional brick and mortar retail stores, while Millennials are more Read more...

FAQ’s About Chimney Cleaning

Your chimney is an essential safety apparatus responsible for venting the smoke and fumes from a fireplace or heating stove. To keep everything running smoothly, it needs periodic cleaning and maintenance. You have undoubtedly heard of a chimney sweep, but may be wondering what they actually do, when you really need one, and how long Read more...

Designing A Backyard Fire Pit

A fire pit is always an exciting addition to any outdoor living space. There are likely more options in fire pit designs than you may have imagined. The market for fire pits has grown enormously in recent years. Research shows that fire pits are second only to lawn chairs as far as favorite outdoor accessories. Read more...