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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...

Adding A Fireplace to The Living Space

Tired of rising energy costs, many homeowners are adding a fireplace to their living space.  In the past two years, many ratepayers have seen electric rates increase substantially in the past two years. Utility rates have increased the most in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with homeowners paying 13.7% and 12% higher in the past year, respectively. Read more...

Building A Brand New Chimney

When building a new masonry chimney, there are several important factors to consider, including flue size, chimney height, and compliance with local building and safety codes. It requires careful attention to not only aesthetics, but it must be functionally efficient as well. It must also be able to withstand changing weather conditions, high temperatures of Read more...

Chimney Is Suffering From Winter Damage

Once winter is over, one of the best things to do as far as home maintenance is to check your chimney for damage. Harsh winter weather is common in Richmond VA, but it is not always obvious when chimney damage has occurred. You will save money in the long run if you have your chimney Read more...

Is Your Chimney Welcoming Unwanted Visitors?

When most homeowners think about their chimney, the thought of animals nesting in the flue doesn’t readily come to mind. It’s a common problem that can occur at any time of year. The sounds of scratching, gnawing, and chirping in the evening or early in the morning are often the first signs that an animal Read more...