Expert Chimney & Fireplace Tips

Don’t Let Chimney & Fireplace Mold Harm Your Health & Home!

Every homeowner has heard horror stories about finding mold in a home. While these stories are often true, they tend to suggest that mold is most commonly found in basements and abandoned buildings. Did you know that your chimney and fireplace, when not properly maintained, create a perfect environment for the growth of dangerous molds? […]

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Improve Your Home Décor with Fireplace Accessories

Picking the right fireplace is key, but once you have it installed, you still have room to make your fireplace truly yours. There is a wide variety of options when it comes to fireplace accessories. Every fireplace accessory adds to the décor of your home, but some are also functional and make using your fireplace […]

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What’s Required to Obtain Chimney Sweep Certification?

When it comes to finding the right person to work on your fireplace or chimney, do you know what to look for? Online reviews and referrals are helpful, but your first step is to find out if the company or individual you call has chimney sweep certification from a recognized organization. And since spring is […]

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Update Your Home with a Fireplace Remodel

Considering a fireplace remodel? You may be wondering if it’s worth the investment to update a fireplace at all. Of course it is! Find out the why and how of fireplace remodels as Doctor Flue shares wisdom from our 30 years on the job and some of our favorite fireplace facelift before and after shots! […]

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Installing Fireplace Inserts: An Easy Way to Switch to Gas

Enjoy the warmth of a fire with the flick of a switch when you convert your wood-burning fireplace by installing a gas fireplace insert. A gas fireplace can provide efficient warmth and ambiance without the additional work associated with wood burning. Installing fireplace inserts is a convenient way to add the modern efficiency of gas […]

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Seal Your Fireplace/Chimney to Prevent Energy Loss & Save Money

  The cozy, wood-burning fireplace in your home could be melting away your family’s budget. It’s estimated that American households lose up to 6 billion dollars a year in wasted energy due to a poorly-sealed chimney. Why Does Heat Loss Occur? While the perfect winter scene is set, the fire draws in the oxygen it […]

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Best Types of Gas Logs for Your Fireplace

  Everybody loves the comfort and warmth of a wood burning fire. But after the flames die down, you’re left with a pile of ashes that eventually need to be removed. Plus, you have to keep up with the storing and stacking of firewood! Gas log appliances offer the beauty of a wood fire but […]

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Doctor Flue Partners with EPA to Promote the Burn Wise Campaign

As temperatures get colder, many homeowners are starting the first fires of the home heating season. The EPA’s Burn Wise program encourages communities to implement safe burning practices by emphasizing the importance of burning the right wood, the right way, and in the right wood-burning appliance. Working together with Doctor Flue and other partners, the […]

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Don’t Fall Victim to Fireplace Carbon Monoxide Poisoning!

Carbon monoxide gas: You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it – but it can kill you, silently and with little warning. Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning not linked to fires, according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control. More than 20,000 are treated in […]

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Do I Need to Clean My Unused Fireplace?

Open any interior design magazine and you’re likely to spot one: The Unused Fireplace – retired, but still looking great with a stylish makeover. Maybe you’re even considering doing it yourself, thinking you may save money because you won’t need an annual chimney inspection and cleaning. Think again. Your fireplace is more than just decoration. […]

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