Water Damage and Your Chimney

Your chimney seems indestructible, and for the most part, it is. However, overtime, water can cause major damage to your chimney structure. That is why preventative maintenance is all the more important for protecting your chimney against water, especially over the...

Birds & Animals in Your Chimney

Spring is finally here, and it's so nice to have some milder and warmer weathers. However, spring is also a time that birds and animals start to build nests to raise their babies. When it’s time to do so, animals and birds tend to look for a safe place. They want a...

Ways to Keep Your Chimney Closed

Your chimney is an important part of your home. It keeps the smoke and exhaust out of your home, directing it into the great outdoors. As important as it is to make sure that the smoke is able to exit the chimney, there are also some things that need to be kept out....

Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, and Inserts

There is nothing like a fireplace in the middle of winter. When the days get cold and the nights are long, it’s so cozy to cuddle up by the fire. If it's a wood fire, there is a lot of work required before, during, and after the fire. If you gather your own firewood,...

Winter Weather and Your Chimney

What’s the strongest structure in your home? Hopefully, the whole house is pretty sturdy, but it does seem as though the last thing standing would be the mortar and brick chimney system. It is extremely durable and long-lasting, but that doesn’t mean that nothing can...

What is Golden Flue?

One important part of your chimney system is the flue. You’ve probably heard about a chimney flue, but do you really know what the purpose is? Your chimney is made of brick and mortar, and it’s a very sturdy structure. However, over time, even such a tough structure...

Chimney Inspections

Now that 2019 is here, it’s time to tackle all the things on your to-do list. If a chimney inspection and cleaning isn’t at the top of your to-do list, then you’ll want to consider moving it up. You’ll be using your fireplace more now that the colder days of North...

Chimney Caps

What’s the purpose of a chimney cap? Well, the name says it all! A cap is something you put on top of something to keep it covered, like a baseball cap on your head keeps the sun off and keeps your hair in place on a windy day. You put a cap on a pipe to keep it...

Leaky Chimneys

Have you noticed that your ceiling is looking stained and nasty or even a little saggy in places? How about the wallboard around your chimney? If it is peeling or bubbly, soft around the fireplace, or if the floorboards are weak and not flush with the walls anymore,...

Wood Stoves and Gas Logs

Now that winter is here, it’s fireplace season again. When the snow starts to fall and the weather turns cold, it’s time to light a fire and relax in front of the warm glow. But there is a lot of work involved in building a fire, and it starts back in the springtime...

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