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Types Of Chimney Caps

Chimney caps are essential accessories needed on every chimney. What many homeowners don’t realize is that there are many options to choose from when it comes to chimney caps that keep rain and snow from flowing directly into a chimney. A Chimney cap can be chosen for low cost or for aesthetic value combined with Read more...

The Dangers of Not Cleaning Your Chimney

Unless you’re a professional chimney sweep, you probably don’t enjoy cleaning your chimney. It’s a chore that many homeowners try to put off for as long as they can. Not cleaning your chimney is like playing Russian roulette – you never know when disaster will strike. Dangerous Accumulation of Creosote Creosote is one of several Read more...

How to Safely Start Using an Old Fireplace

It’s been a surprisingly cold winter for many people across the country, with temperatures dipping as much as 20 degrees lower than average. With a massive Alaskan ridge and a cooperating jet stream, winter weather could linger into early spring in some areas. Many homeowners will be relaxing near the fireplace to stay warm. However, Read more...

All About Your Smoke Chamber & How It Functions

For many homeowners, the interior of a working chimney is a mystery shrouded in darkness. You light the fireplace, and the smoke goes up the chimney, right? Well, not quite. Along the way, it passes through an inconspicuous, but rather an essential component that is known as the smoke chamber. The smoke chamber is positioned Read more...

What a Chimney Scan Is & Why You Need It

When a doctor wants to get a clear picture of what’s happening inside the body of a patient, an X-ray or other imaging technology is usually ordered. Until recent years, when a chimney sweep wanted to know the condition of the inside of a chimney, he or she had to guess. Today with Chim-Scan, that Read more...

Questions to Ask Before Buying a Chimney Liner

Homeowners typically buy a replacement chimney liner after being informed by a chimney sweep that it’s needed. Liners are expensive, and, really, it’s good practice to be wise about any spending to be done. So, it’s recommended that you don’t just blindly agree to buy a new chimney liner. Ask the following questions to gain Read more...

How Your Chimney Really Works

If you’re like most homeowners with a wood-burning fireplace or heating stove, you look forward to cozying up to a glowing fire. A properly functioning chimney is essential to the performance of your fireplace or heating stove. But do you know how a chimney works? Let’s take a closer look at the science behind the Read more...

Get the Most Out of Your Fireplace This Winter

Traditional masonry fireplaces may give your home a cozy appearance, but they waste most of the heat they produce. To avoid letting all the heat evaporate, here are five tips to make your fireplace more efficient this winter. Burn seasoned firewood Fresh wood has a high moisture content. After all, trees need a constant supply Read more...

It’s Time to Upgrade Your Fireplace!

A fireplace is a centerpiece in whatever room it’s in, but sometimes that’s a bad thing. If your fireplace lacks visual appeal, a fireplace upgrade can flip it into the focal point you most admire about your home. You may need an upgrade because of inefficiency. About 90% of the heat from traditional masonry fireplaces Read more...

 Signs You Have a Damaged Chimney

Your chimney is not as indestructible as it may appear to be. Just like your home, it will need repairs from time to time. Environmental conditions, maintenance, and normal wear and tear can cause damage to one or more parts of the chimney. Here are four tell-tale signs of a damaged chimney. Chipped or Cracked Read more...