Why ChimneySaver/Permeability is Important

If there’s one thing that can cause real damage to your chimney, it’s water. However, it’s impossible to keep precipitation off your chimney. Whether it’s rain, sleet, or hail, it can cause damage to the mortar. If the temperature drops below freezing, the freeze-thaw...

Do Gas Logs Need Servicing?

If you own a fireplace, you know that you need a chimney inspection and sweeping annually to keep it safe and efficient. However, if you have a pellet-burning appliance, you’ll need this service annually too because they are made of pressed wood. But what about a...

The Different Ways Chimneys Leak

Finding out where your chimney is leaking can be complicated, especially if you don't know where or what to look for. If you don’t repair the leak, it can then cause major damage to your home and family. This is why it’s so important to give the team at Owens Chimney...

Spring Chimney Sweeping

The best thing you can do for your fireplace and chimney system is to have it inspected and swept on an annual basis. You need to make sure that there’s no damage from a long winter of use. There are two main reasons that your chimney could be damaged. One of these is...

Chimney Extras to Consider

There are some things about your chimney that can’t be taken for granted. Opening up the damper when you’re burning a fire is a necessity because otherwise smoke will be sucked back into your home. Closing it is important when there’s not a fire in order to keep your...

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...

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