Month: December 2018

Why Do I Have a Smokey Chimney?

Why Do I Have a Smokey Chimney?

We get the question often from homeowners, “Why do I have a smokey chimney?” Most of the time the answer is typically due to a drafting issue. The chimney is designed and constructed to pull air up, out, and away from the home. However, there are a few common reasons you may be experiencing what […]

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Do I Need a Chimney Sweep for My Nashville Home?

Do I Need a Chimney Sweep for My Nashville Home?

Contrary to many homeowner’s assumptions, the need for a chimney sweep does not depend on the frequency of use. Whether you have used your chimney in the last year or not, yes you will need an annual chimney sweep for your Nashville home before you start burning again for the season. Why is an annual […]

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What Should I Do About a Bird in My Chimney?

What Should I Do About a Bird in My Chimney?

We’ve all heard of snowbirds, bluebirds and jay birds, but have you heard of the poor, pesky chimney bird? If you’re a Nashville homeowner, you may have had the issue of a chimney bird getting stuck in your chimney. Our Nashville trees are plentiful and mature, so this is a fairly common phenomenon. What should […]

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How to Weatherproof a Fireplace

How to Weatherproof a Fireplace

We understand the comfort of sitting in front of the fireplace while the warmth surrounds the room. The problem is that a big percentage (some say up to 90%) of that warmth is distributed inefficiently in the room and home causing you to lose a lot of that heat that is being generated. That is why […]

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Understanding Your Fireplace Damper

Understanding Your Fireplace Damper

If you’ve ever filled your house with smoke just after starting a roaring fire, then you’ve probably wondered how a fireplace damper works. Unfortunately, a house full of smoke is a common signal that the damper has not been properly adjusted for fireplace use. What is a fireplace damper? Think of a chimney damper like […]

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How to Safely Remove Wood Ashes From Your Fireplace

How to Safely Remove Wood Ashes From Your Fireplace

The burning of solid fuels in your stove, fireplace or insert, be it wood, coal or pellets, will inevitably leave behind ashes that need to be removed, regardless of how efficiently your particular unit burns. These remaining ashes must be removed periodically to prevent them from harming both the performance and durability of your unit. […]

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