What is a Golden Flue?

Everything has a breaking point. When you buy furniture, vehicles, appliances, clothing, or any other product, you can count on the fact that, at some point, it will eventually break down or wear out. Even something as durable and long-lasting as your chimney will...

How A Chimney Cap Can Save Your Chimney

There are people who think that a chimney cap is an optional accessory. If you want ultimate protection for your chimney, however, you will not consider doing without this vital piece of a chimney’s anatomy. A chimney cap works in several ways to keep your chimney...

Importance of a Functioning Chimney Flashing

There are so many parts to a working fireplace/chimney system that it’s hard to keep them all straight. There’s the damper, which you need to remember to open when lighting a fire but close when you’re not using your chimney. There’s the smoke chamber, which guides...
What Causes Chimney Odors?

What Causes Chimney Odors?

Every summer when the weather gets hotter and more humid, our staff at Owens Chimney Systems gets calls from our customers complaining about unpleasant odors coming from their chimneys. The smell could be smoky, musty, or even an odor of decomposition. Our Chimney...