Month: September 2019

Why You Should Install a Chimney Cap

Why You Should Install a Chimney Cap

The winter months will be here before you know it. When the temperature outside gets chilly, there’s nothing like relaxing by the cozy, warm fireplace. Your chimney system not only adds charm to your home, but it also plays an important role in ensuring that you can enjoy a safe fire.

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8 Things You Should Never Burn in Your Fireplace

8 Things You Should Never Burn in Your Fireplace

Thanks to modern-day technology, most homeowners no longer have to light a fire to stay warm during the colder winter months. Even so, nothing quite beats cozying up next to a crackling fire. Since you’ve been a responsible homeowner and kept up with your annual chimney inspections, now that the temperature outside has started to […]

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How Can I Prevent a Chimney Fire?

How Can I Prevent a Chimney Fire?

In the U.S., chimney fires account for over $120 million in property damage annually.  Over 25,000 chimney fires occur each year, causing major damage to the structure of the home and resulting in serious injuries or even death. Damaged chimney liners or a damaged chimney structure can create major problems for a home. This is because […]

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Is it Normal for Rain to Come Down My Chimney?

Is it Normal for Rain to Come Down My Chimney?

If you’ve been hearing a dripping sound coming from your chimney after a heavy rain or noticed moisture and stains on the wall near your fireplace, you likely have an issue that must be fixed by a professional. Rainwater trickling into your fireplace is not normal. In fact, it is a telltale sign that there […]

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Is Chimney Cleaning a DIY Job?

Is Chimney Cleaning a DIY Job?

You know that your chimney needs to be cleaned regularly, but maybe you find yourself wondering whether hiring a chimney sweep is really necessary. You maintain and clean the rest of your home, so how hard could chimney sweeping really be?

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