Expert Chimney & Fireplace Tips

Benefits of Converting a Wood Fireplace to Gas Inserts

Benefits of Converting a Wood Fireplace to Gas Inserts

Want to give your home a facelift but aren’t sure where to start? Try your fireplace! If your home hasn’t been built in the last decade or two and has a fireplace, it’s almost a certainty that you have a wood-burning fireplace. But you can convert your wood fireplace to gas – bringing a wealth […]

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Kevon Binder Recognized as LISD Volunteer of the Year

Kevon Binder Recognized as LISD Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to our very own Kevon Binder for his recognition by the Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD) as the 2018-2019 LISD Volunteer of the Year! Kevon was recognized at the 2018-2019 LISD Staff Recognition Reception that took place on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Madison Schools’ Performing Arts Center for his support of the […]

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Firewood Safety & Usage Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Firewood Safety & Usage Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Whether you have a fireplace or wood stove, firewood is essential to your home heating and enjoyment. You may have been building fires for decades or you may have recently installed a wood-burning system. Maybe you are considering installing a fireplace or just purchased a home with a fireplace and are new to the world […]

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Announcing Two New CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweeps!

Announcing Two New CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweeps!

  Doctor Flue, inc.® is a family-owned and operated service company offering chimney and fireplace cleaning, inspections, repair, and installations since 1986. Primarily servicing SE Michigan and NW Ohio including the Ann Arbor, Metro Detroit and Toledo areas, Doctor Flue has serviced more than 30 counties in four states throughout more than 32 years. A […]

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When to Clean Your Chimney to Keep Your Home Safe

When to Clean Your Chimney to Keep Your Home Safe

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the daffodils and tulips are in bloom. Spring has finally arrived after a long, cold winter. Your attention turns to the great outdoors. It is time to get out of the house, fire up the grill, maybe even gas up the lawnmower. As quickly as the […]

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4 Issues Commonly Requiring Chimney Repair in Southeast Michigan

4 Issues Commonly Requiring Chimney Repair in Southeast Michigan

No home can last without diligence towards maintenance. The same goes for your chimney. It helps you to know what to expect with your chimney so you can better understand the importance of regular inspections and cleanings. While every home is unique, there are a few commonplace issues that are the bulk of our chimney […]

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Homeowner Tips for Safely Using & Lighting a Fireplace

Homeowner Tips for Safely Using & Lighting a Fireplace

Fireplaces seem simple but lighting a fireplace can sometimes be a challenge. Between unusual drafts and wood that just won’t catch fire, you want to understand the right way to safely light a fire. If you’re looking for some relief from the cold, read on and learn tips for safely using and lighting your fireplace. […]

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FAQs About Fireplace & Chimney Mold

FAQs About Fireplace & Chimney Mold

Few things sound as terrifying to homeowners as mold. It invades your home and can cause damage to your property and your health! While mold is most commonly associated with basements, chimney mold is another potential risk for homes both new and old. In many cases, homeowners won’t even realize they have chimney mold until […]

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Your Home Chimney Inspection Checklist to Help Professionals Identify Fireplace Risks

Your Home Chimney Inspection Checklist to Help Professionals Identify Fireplace Risks

If you plan to use your fireplace this season, you need to make sure it’s safe. The best way to check for safety is to schedule a professional inspection. In the meantime, you can use this checklist to identify if your chimney may have an obvious issue. Is Your Chimney Odor-Free? What’s that smell? If […]

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Fix Your Fireplace Draft & Keep Warm During the Winter

Fix Your Fireplace Draft & Keep Warm During the Winter

Are drafts from your fireplace giving you the chills? It may be another month until the calendar catches up with the weather but, like it or not, winter temperatures are here.  Let’s face it, the only time getting chills is good is while reading a suspense novel. Otherwise, getting the chills means you’re coming down […]

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