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Fireplace Pushing Smoke Into the House?

Fireplace smoke in the house can be a dangerous situation, causing you and your family members to breathe in microparticles and carbon monoxide and can lead to a fire in severe situations. At Chimney Saver Solutions, we’re a locally-owned Richmond, VA, company with over 20 years of experience solving problems just like this and keeping […] Read more

Preparing Your Home for a Chimney Sweep

Your fireplace or stove provides warmth and visual appeal to your home. But, they require a lot of work to ensure they work effectively and safely. However, dirty chimneys cause a significant number of house fires every year, and the leading cause of chimney fires is homeowners who fail to clean them. According to the […] Read more

Are Sparks Flying out of My Chimney Normal?

Not only is this situation not normal, it’s not safe. If you see sparks and embers coming from the opening of your chimney, there’s a good likelihood that a chimney fire is occurring. Whether it’s from debris in the flue or you have creosote buildup in your chimney, it must be cleaned before you build […] Read more

3 Reasons to Prioritize Chimney & Fireplace Maintenance

There is nothing quite like the ambiance of a warm fire in the fireplace but the pleasure of watching dancing flames comes with certain risks, and chimney maintenance is essential. Keeping your fireplace and chimney in good working order is not the kind of home maintenance that should be overlooked or set aside for other […] Read more

Is it Normal for Sparks & Embers to Fly out of My Chimney?

Not only is this situation not normal, it’s not safe. If you see sparks and embers coming from the opening of your chimney, there’s a good likelihood that a chimney fire is occurring. Here’s what you need to know about this topic. How to know if stuff is coming out of your chimney Unless you […] Read more

You Should Have a Chimney Cap Installed

Is your chimney missing a cap? Unfortunately, many homes in Richmond and throughout the RVA region don’t have a chimney cap. A chimney cap isn’t just for decorative purposes. While we carry many different aesthetic pleasing styles, a chimney cap is a vital accessory for protecting the flue, reducing health and safety risks, and minimizing […] Read more

Easy Steps to Make Sure Your Fireplace Is Safe

Now that fall is upon us; it won’t be long before chilly weather arrives. Since winter is just around the corner, it’s time for homeowners throughout the Greater Richmond region to ensure their fireplaces are safe to operate. Every year fire departments in the RVA and around the country respond to thousands of residential structure […] Read more

Mistakes in Brick Chimney Restorations

The fireplace and chimney are some of the most charming features of any older or historic home in Richmond, Virginia. Since it was the primary source of heating at the time, a fireplace can be found in practically every room. However, fireplaces can’t operate safely or efficiently without a working chimney. The chimney is a […] Read more

Common Causes of Chimney Moisture Damage

Now that winter is almost here, many areas around Henrico and throughout the RVA are already experiencing near-freezing evening temperatures. So, it’s an excellent time to remind homeowners to take the necessary precautions to protect your fireplace and chimney from moisture damage. Since chimney leaks are not always easy to identify, here are five common […] Read more

Simple Ways to Help Prevent a Chimney Fire

Among the considerations for fireplace safety that a homeowner should keep in mind are ways to prevent chimney fires. Contrary to a myth that has endured for generations, there are no benefits to chimney fires that could possibly outweigh the potential hazards they create. Thousands of home fires every year originate from chimney fires. Read […] Read more

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