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The Best and Worst Types of Wood for Your Fireplace

Here’s a tip to get the most out of home fires in winter: find out the best and worst types of wood for your fireplace. Firewood has different characteristics that make it particularly desirable or undesirable, depending on the type of fire you would like. Density and moisture are arguably the chief considerations. Whether you […] Read more

Reasons to Schedule Chimney Services Before Fall

Fall is almost here, and you’re likely thinking about football, pumpkin spice everything, and Halloween. However, one thing that should be on the top of your list is chimney maintenance and inspection, and in this post, we’ll give you five reasons why. Protect Against Fires The most important reason to get your chimney inspected and […] Read more

Don’t Wait to Have a Chimney Leak Fixed

If you know or suspect that your chimney is leaking, it’s important to have it inspected and then repaired by a qualified chimney technician as soon as possible. Chimney Saver Solutions of Richmond, VA, would like to share a little about what causes chimney leaks, what they can do to your chimney and home, and […] Read more

Common Chimney Problems

What might be discovered when your chimney is scrutinized during an inspection? To the surprise of many homeowners, common chimney problems that arise are numerous. Home safety is compromised anytime a fireplace is used willly-nilly. Don’t just close your eyes to possible problems and light that match. Before using your fireplace, make sure your home […] Read more

Should I Turn Your Pilot Light Off During Summer?

It’s a question that is asked time and time again. Do you or do you not leave on your pilot light during the summer? Does it cost a lot to leave it on? Should I be burning that fuel when it is so warm outside? How do I light the pilot light once it’s off? […] Read more

How Do I Know If My Chimney is Lined?

Have you been wondering “How do I know if my chimney is lined?” Even if you were to look down into your chimney from your rooftop, maybe you don’t know how to identify whether you have a liner. That’s okay! Answering questions like that is one of the reasons reputable chimney companies like Chimney Saver […] Read more

Why Is My Chimney Discolored?

Discoloration on a chimney is not a natural progression of the aging process. The answer to the question “Why is my chimney discolored” depends on what color the staining is. In any case, a stained chimney is evidence enough that the help of a chimney sweep is needed. Call Chimney Saver Solutions if you live […] Read more

Why You Should Close Your Damper This Summer

All you can do with dampers is open them and close them, but that doesn’t discount their importance. Those who know why you should close your damper this summer have the information needed to save money. If you don’t know what your damper situation is right now, you may want to check. The following are […] Read more

Can I Use My Fireplace this Summer?

You know that in summer you can do things like swim, soak up the sun, go camping, and crank up your air conditioner. Every year, there are some who ask, “Can I use my fireplace this summer?” In the Richmond VA area, it’s probably too hot all season to use the fireplace. Even if you […] Read more

Why a Good, Working Damper is Needed Year-Round

The damper is an essential part of the chimney. A good, working damper is needed year-round. Anyone who operates your fireplace should know about the chimney damper to avoid danger and unnecessary expenses. A CSIA-certified chimney sweep will check the operation and closure of the damper assembly during chimney inspections, which should be scheduled annually. […] Read more

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