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...

It’s Time for a Chimney Sweeping

November is time for thinking ahead and planning for many special events. It’s time for raking leaves, baking pumpkin bars and apple crisp, and planning for the Thanksgiving holidays. Sometimes it’s hard to find a time that works for all your family to gather, but...

All About Chimney Inspections

Another summer is past and it’s time for all the fun activities that fall brings. Football season, school days, the World Series, apple picking, and pumpkin carving. That’s not all! There are bonfires and hot dog roasts, s’mores and cool fall weather which calls for a...

Leaky Chimneys

There’s been nothing but rain, rain, rain! North Carolina has been hit with some pretty severe weather, and whether you were in the brunt of the storm or on the edges, or even miles away, you are probably seeing the after effects in the form of lots and lots of rain....

Gas Log Servicing

If you have a fireplace that uses gas logs as a fire source, you know how convenient this form of heating is. In fact, convenience is probably one of the big reasons you were sold on the idea of installing gas logs. With just a flip of the switch, you can be sitting...

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