Expert Chimney & Fireplace Tips

What Causes Fireplace Back-Puffing? How Can I Prevent It?

What Causes Fireplace Back-Puffing? How Can I Prevent It?

There are few things as relaxing as sitting next to roaring fire. That is, of course, assuming you aren’t startled by a sudden, audible bang with a cloud of soot and smoke filling your room. If you’ve never experienced this, count yourself lucky! Whenever your appliances – from fireplaces to stoves – push their smoke […]

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Water in Chimneys & Fireplaces: Warning Signs & Prevention

Water in Chimneys & Fireplaces: Warning Signs & Prevention

Chimneys are a necessary bridge between your home and the outside. Without it, smoke and vapor from your fireplaces or appliances wouldn’t be able to escape, leading to health hazards and other dangers. The most common concern? Moisture. Experts know the risks of water in chimneys or fireplaces, but do you? Read on to learn […]

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Fireplace Safety FAQ: Can I Cook in My Fireplace?

Fireplace Safety FAQ: Can I Cook in My Fireplace?

If you’re thinking of innovative ways to spice up your meals, you may be wondering, “can I cook in my fireplace?” The simple answer is that, in most cases, you can! If you’re a fan of the outdoors, you may already be familiar with open-fire cooking. Many of these skills translate perfectly into cooking with […]

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Chimney Inspection Levels: What Are They & What Do They Mean?

Chimney Inspection Levels: What Are They & What Do They Mean?

The off-season is a great time to plan your chimney inspection. Especially for frequent fireplace users, you’ll keep your chimney well-maintained so you can enjoy it right away when the frigid weather comes around again. You may be surprised to discover that not all chimney inspections are the same. Depending on the circumstances, your chimney […]

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What Is a Chimney Liner and Why Is It Important?

What Is a Chimney Liner and Why Is It Important?

Your chimney plays a vital role in the safe use of your fireplace or wood-burning stove. Many homeowners are surprised to hear that poorly-maintained flues and chimneys are actually one of the common causes for home fires. When it comes to your wood or gas-burning appliances, there are many parts that go into keeping your […]

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How the Doctor Flue FlueBase & FluePad System Improves Our Service to You

How the Doctor Flue FlueBase & FluePad System Improves Our Service to You

If Doctor Flue has recently serviced your chimney or fireplace, you may have noticed our technicians using a tablet during their visit to document their work and maybe even get your signature. That helpful device contains the software we affectionately call FluePad. This software, developed in-house, helps us improve every experience you have with Doctor […]

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

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

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?

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

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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