Category Archives: Common Fireplace & Chimney Problems

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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Do You Qualify for the New Wood & Pellet Heater Tax Credit?

Updating your home with a new wood or pellet heater is a great way to add new charm to your property and fight back against the freezing winter. Thanks to new legislation signed at the end of 2020, you can also get a significant credit back on your tax return for the upgrade, too! Read […]

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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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Where Those Soot Stains Are Coming From & How to Avoid Them

It’s likely you’ve heard the phrase, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” But where there’s fire, there may also be soot stains. Soot stains in your home can range from a dense black layer that covers the exterior of your fireplace to a faint discoloration on walls or ceilings. Soot stains may be something that you […]

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5 Tips for Winter Fireplace & Chimney Care to Avoid Cold-Weather Problems

The winter weather came early this year and it doesn’t look as though it’s leaving anytime soon. However, there are still some steps you can take to combat the cold weather and problems it can bring to your chimney and fireplace. Here are five tips for winter fireplace and chimney care to keep your fireplace […]

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Outdoor Fireplace Maintenance: Keeping Your Patio & Deck Safe from Fireplace Failures

Safety is important whenever you build a fire, and it’s just as important with your outdoor fireplace as with any indoor fireplace. The same is true for fireplace maintenance. Here are some tips on maintaining your outdoor fireplace; tips that are relevant no matter what type of outdoor fireplace it may be. Do Outdoor Fireplaces […]

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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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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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