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Creosote and the Types of Damage it Can Cause

Chimney creosote is a tar-like substance that causes damage to your chimney venting system and increases potential hazards associated with burning firewood in your fireplace. Some creosote is deposited inside your chimney lining each time you burn a wood fire. It is highly flammable and increases the risk of dangerous chimney fires and out-of-control home Read more...

Have a Fireplace? Reduce the Risk of Accidental Fire

It’s not something that homeowners want to think about when they’re kicking back and enjoying the warmth of a blazing fire. But accidental fires in the chimney can and do happen. Nationwide, fire departments respond to more than 50,000 house fires each year involving fireplaces, stoves and other heating appliances resulting in injuries, deaths and Read more...

Home Fire Safety and Prevention Tips

At Chimney Saver Solutions, our number one priority is to ensure that our customers can safely enjoy the use of their fireplaces, stoves, and chimneys. Here in Richmond VA and the surrounding area, homeowners are gearing up to use their heating appliances for fall and winter. This is the perfect time to review home fire Read more...

When Should I Schedule a Chimney Inspection?

A chimney inspection should be scheduled every year, and the best time is in summer. At least two leading fire safety organizations strongly recommend that homeowners have their chimneys inspected every year. Those organizations are the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Ask any professional chimney sweep company, and they will tell you that there are clear benefits Read more...

Are Climbing Vines Harmful to My Chimney?

Vines that cover walls can be visually stunning, but are they harmful to chimneys? In most cases, yes, chimneys can be seriously damaged by vines. An exception might be twining vines because rather than clinging to walls, they cling to wires or cords. If you have vines on your chimney that cling to the masonry, the risk of your chimney being damaged is greatly increased. What Read more...

Is a Chimney Inspection Required during a Home Inspection?

Anytime a home with a chimney venting system is bought or sold, a chimney inspection is a must. Many people make the mistake of assuming that the chimney is inspected during the required comprehensive home inspection. In reality, home inspectors don’t include the all-important professional chimney check-up. Why is a Chimney Inspection Important in a Home Sale or Purchase? If a professional chimney technician does not Read more...

Summer Chimney Problems to be on the Lookout For

In summer as much as in winter, chimneys should not be ignored because a lot can go wrong. Chimneys are highly vulnerable to moisture, and many other potential problems can occur. Some issues tend to occur in summer. In reality, though, the most common chimney problems may need the attention of a certified chimney sweep during any season of the year. Common Chimney Problems in Summer Read more...

Is Your Fireplace Increasing Your Summer Cooling Costs?

During the hot summer months, most people don’t think much about their fireplaces.  They may clean them out and add some interesting pieces of art or pretty lighting inside the firebox as a decorative accent, but no fires are burning, so it’s basically out of sight, out of mind.  What a lot of people don’t Read more...

What Technicians Look for During a Chimney Inspection

Your chimney serves a very important function in ventilating smoke, soot and toxic fumes from your fireplace. And having it inspected annually not only ensures your fireplace is safe for use, but also helps spot minor problems before they grow to become expensive repairs or more importantly, a fire safety hazard. Our chimney technicians cover Read more...

What Causes Chimneys to have Structural Damage?

Chimneys may appear to be solid architectural elements that will stand the test of time, but they are actually highly susceptible to structural damage without regular maintenance. Vulnerability can begin with construction, making it essential to have a chimney built by experienced experts familiar with proper chimney construction. Next, continuous exposure to the elements can Read more...