Category Archives: Chimney Inspection

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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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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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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Spring Cleaning Tips: How to Clean a Fireplace

Spring means spring cleaning. And while you may be running around the house tidying up or emptying out deep closets, there’s another important part of your house to clean: the fireplace! Many homeowners don’t know how to clean a fireplace or don’t realize how important it is to keep their homes safe. Read on to […]

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FAQ About Fireplace Safety Codes & Installing a Fireplace

Thinking about installing or upgrading a fireplace? Whether you are planning a fireplace for indoors or outdoors, gas or wood-burning, there are fireplace safety codes that need to be followed. These codes are developed to ensure the safety of your home, property, family and friends throughout the years of fireplace usage. Who Promotes the Standard […]

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How a Dirty Chimney Puts You & Your Home at Risk

Unless you’re Santa Claus, you probably don’t spend much time looking in chimneys. Even if you did look in your chimney, you wouldn’t really be able recognize all the soot and creosote buildup that has accumulated there. Though we don’t usually see it or give it much thought, chimneys get dirty. You may not be […]

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Winter Chimney Preparations: 5 Tips to Ensure Your Chimney is Ready for Cold Weather

Each year the fall weather sneaks up and it seems as though one minute it is warm and sunny and the next, there’s frost on the ground. The rapid fluctuation in weather is a good indicator that winter is right around the corner. That means it’s time to prepare your chimney for the long, cold […]

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The Warmer Months Are the Best Time to Clean Your Chimney & Have It Inspected!

Cold weather ahead means it’s time to ready your fireplace for winter of chilly days and freezing nights. But first things first: you need your annual chimney inspection! Be ready for the cold that comes! Don’t wait until the first snow hits, the best time to clean your chimney is well before the temperatures drop. […]

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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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