Category Archives: Chimney Repair

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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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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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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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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What Causes a Leaning Chimney? Is My Home at Risk?

Your chimney weighs thousands of pounds. So, when it starts doing an uncanny impression of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you don’t want to ignore it! Tilted or leaning chimneys are a serious risk to your safety and your home. Learn what causes a leaning chimney and what you need to do to prevent it […]

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Common Fireplace Problems that Affect Its Functionality

When winter rolls around here in Michigan, the weather gets unbearably frigid! Especially for those of us around Lenawee County, the last thing you want is to discover that your fireplace isn’t working correctly. Fortunately, many of the common fireplace problems are easily identified and often easily solved. Read on to learn about the most […]

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When Do You Need a Chimney Cap Replacement?

Your chimney cap is a critical but often overlooked part of your fireplace and flue system. Without it, your home would be vulnerable to several risk factors – some of which could be severe. But because many homeowners don’t pay attention to their chimney cap, it can be easy to miss even obvious damage and […]

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Cracked Chimney, Critters & Other Winter Chimney Risks

There’s nothing better than a roaring fire to fight away the winter chill. But while your fireplace is keeping you warm, it’s struggling against the cold too! Frigid weather is tough on masonry, which means you may end up with a cracked chimney – or worse. When you’re done enjoying the comfort of your fire, […]

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Don’t Leave Your Chimney Blocked with Debris!

Your chimney is a necessary part of safely operating your fireplace. Without it, smoke and byproducts from combustion would have no place to go! But when you have a chimney blocked with debris, it can trap exhaust in your home and put your safety in jeopardy.  Every homeowner should know how to identify the signs of […]

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Signs That You’ve Had a Chimney Fire

Over 20,000 chimney fires happen on average every year. Despite this, many homeowners don’t even realize it until they have a chimney inspection. You may have had one in your home without realizing it. But what is a chimney fire and how do you know if your chimney has had one? Learn the signs and […]

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