Category Archives: Chimney Services

Five Signs Your Chimney Needs to be Repaired

With record temperatures out there, your chimney may be the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn’t be! Now is a great time to hammer out some of those maintenance issues that you’ll wish were done when the snowfall starts again – like looking at your chimney! But how do you know when you […]

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Why Do Chimneys Need to Be Swept?

With the scorching summer heat, the last thing you may be thinking of is your chimney. But now’s a great time to schedule your chimney sweeping and inspection! Though you may be thinking “why do chimneys need to be swept anyway?” It’s a great question – and the short answer is that it’s important to […]

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Can I Paint My Chimney or Is It Unsafe?

With summer weather, holidays and potentially some extra free time, it’s a popular season to tackle home improvement projects you’ve been putting off. Whether it’s cleaning up the garage, staining the deck, or looking at what could use a fresh coat of paint. But many homeowners ask themselves “can I paint my chimney?” The answer […]

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The Benefits of Electric Fireplaces for Your Home

When you think of your dream home, chances are you envision one with a cozy fireplace to sit around, basking in the glow. But not every home is built for a traditional fireplace – which meant you had to keep dreaming. Until now! The benefits of an electric fireplace mean homeowners of all types can […]

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Chimney Caps Prevent Animals in Chimneys

A chimney is a critical part of your home’s safety to vent out harmful smoke byproducts of a fire. Because it needs to have an open end, it creates a unique problem – animal invaders looking for refuge often find it by hiding inside the chimney. It’s common to find animals in chimneys, nesting or […]

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Common Old Chimney Problems in Aging & Historic Homes

There is something alluring about an old home. The craftsmanship, the attention to detail, the design and architecture are certainly something to behold. However, all the charm takes a back seat when old chimney problems exist. Here are the most common old chimney problems that should be addressed in aging and historic homes. No Chimney […]

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Tips for Buying a New House with a Fireplace

When you’re buying a new house there are few things that can give the promise of warmth, peace and even romance like a fireplace can. When you walk into a room with a fireplace it’s hard not to envision curling up on a cool evening next to a crackling fire. Whether it’s large wood-burning fireplace […]

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FAQs About Chimney & Fireplaces for Your Home

Cold weather is approaching which means we’re turning to our fireplaces for heat and comfort. Despite their common use for centuries, there are plenty of mysteries surrounding the use and maintenance of a fireplace. There are many FAQs about chimney and fireplaces that we answer all the time – so we put together some information […]

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Summer Fireplace Maintenance Tips: Preparing Your Fireplace for the Cold Ahead

When the sun is out and your AC is running for weeks on end, your fireplace may be the last thing on your mind. But summer fireplace maintenance is a great way to keep your house safe, cut down on some potential costs, and make sure you’re ready for a cozy fire when fall and winter […]

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Gas Fireplace Safety Tips for Your Home & Family

It’s hard to beat the convenience of a gas fireplace in your home. With the touch of a button, you can enjoy the warmth and glow of a beautiful fire with no firewood to load or ashes to clean up. But gas fireplace safety should still be on the top of your mind whenever you use it! Like […]

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