Month: February 2019

Five Signs Your Old Chimney Needs Repairs

Five Signs Your Old Chimney Needs Repairs

As part of your home’s structure, a damaged chimney could lead to some serious and costly problems if chimney repair is neglected. Chimney problems are not always detectable to the untrained eye, but below we have outlined some specific signs you can look for in terms of chimney repair needs that will help you know […]

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How Does A Chimney Sweep Clean a Chimney? Will it Make a Mess?

How Does A Chimney Sweep Clean a Chimney? Will it Make a Mess?

According to the National Fire Protection Association, chimney cleaning or inspections should take place annually. Preferably by a professional chimney service company certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. The fireplace chimney and furnace system is quite complicated and an inspection can alert you to a potential problem before it becomes a costly repair […]

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What Are Chimney Liner Benefits?

What Are Chimney Liner Benefits?

A chimney liner is a critical part of every chimney if you want to ensure that your chimney not only has a longer life span, but that you’re also getting the best benefits and not any of the health dangers from it. Chimney liners come in many different materials, including clay tile, stainless steel, cement, […]

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How to Inspect a Fireplace Chimney

How to Inspect a Fireplace Chimney

Inspecting and cleaning a fireplace chimney is a dirty job, but is also vital to its lifetime and longevity as a functional piece of your home. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that chimneys and fireplaces should be cleaned an an annual basis. Whether you choose to DIY-it, or hire a professional certified chimney […]

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How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 2

How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 2

As we discussed in How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 1, Chimney maintenance is extra important in these colder months. Extra steps have to be taken to ensure that masonry work doesn’t set too slow, leaving you with a leaning chimney because the mortar took longer than usual to dry. In this post, […]

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How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 1

How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 1

Winter is (still) here, and we can’t stress enough that chimney problems will perpetuate themselves, not fix themselves. Chimney maintenance is extra important in these colder months, especially if you have a beautiful, full-masonry chimney structure, as masonry construction is exponentially more demanding in the winter months than it is in the warmer months of […]

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Give Your Fireplace a Spring Facelift

Give Your Fireplace a Spring Facelift

After years of searing-hot blazes, fireplace mortar can crack, crumble, and fall out. Gaping mortar joints are not only unattractive, but they leave the bricks more vulnerable to damage. So as you continue to enjoy this wood-burning season, examine the condition of the mortar, chimney interior, and overall aesthetic of your fireplace. Fireplaces are one […]

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