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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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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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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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Basic Fireplace & Chimney Maintenance Tips for Your Home

They say a watched pot never boils. While this saying really speaks to impatience more than boiling water, when the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) says, “Clean chimneys don’t catch fire,” they really are talking about chimneys! A clean, well-maintained fireplace and chimney is the best way to protect your home and family from […]

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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 Ignore These Common Signs of Chimney Damage!

Your chimney is an important part of your home and fireplace. If it can’t function correctly, your safety is at risk. Some of the signs of chimney damage may appear to be benign wear-and-tear to the untrained eye. A damaged chimney can lead to moisture problems, chimney fires and even the possibility of carbon monoxide […]

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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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What Is a Chimney Liner and Why Is It Important?

Your chimney plays a vital role in the safe use of your fireplace or wood-burning stove. Many homeowners are surprised to hear that poorly-maintained flues and chimneys are actually one of the common causes for home fires. When it comes to your wood or gas-burning appliances, there are many parts that go into keeping your […]

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Don’t Let Chimney & Fireplace Mold Harm Your Health & Home!

Every homeowner has heard horror stories about finding mold in a home. While these stories are often true, they tend to suggest that mold is most commonly found in basements and abandoned buildings. Did you know that your chimney and fireplace, when not properly maintained, create a perfect environment for the growth of dangerous molds? […]

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