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What is Creosote? How Does a Chimney Sweep Prevent It from Causing a Chimney Fire?

What is Creosote? How Does a Chimney Sweep Prevent It from Causing a Chimney Fire?

When discussing chimney care, it is likely you will hear the words “dangerous” and “creosote.” But what is creosote? Our chimney sweeps can help educate you on what creosote is, as well as give a proper chimney inspection and sweeping to keep any danger out of your home. What is it? Creosote is a byproduct […]

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Why Your Brick Home Should Take the Rilem Tube Test – Kourtney’s Coffee Club Giveaway

Why Your Brick Home Should Take the Rilem Tube Test – Kourtney’s Coffee Club Giveaway

What’s the rilem tube test? Good question! It’s designed to test water intrusion into your home, and as  Kourtney Zahn, Owner, Chimney & Masonry Outfitters explains, not all people are aware that their masonry is actually porous. Kourtney’s Coffee Club: Kourtney says he LOVES coffee and believes coffee helps create moments – moments around the fireplace, […]

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What Signs To Look For In A Damaged Chimney – Kourtney’s Coffee Club

What Signs To Look For In A Damaged Chimney – Kourtney’s Coffee Club

Cracks or popped bricks on your chimney? There are a few things to look for if you want to keep your house and fireplace safe. From chimney inspection to outdoor design, CMO help you have a safe home, create memorable experiences. Kourtney’s Coffee Club: Kourtney says he LOVES coffee and believes coffee helps create moments – […]

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What Is Involved in a Chimney Sweep?

What Is Involved in a Chimney Sweep?

We sometimes get questions about why it is important to get your chimney swept. Regular chimney sweeps offer many benefits, including preventing a chimney fire, protecting your health and avoiding smoke damage. Chimney sweeps will clean your chimney, pipes, fireplaces and ducts to ensure that your chimney is clear of debris or other obstructions that […]

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6 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Gas Fireplace

6 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Gas Fireplace

Put the word out on the street that you hope to install one, and you will come to quickly realize that gas fireplace installation is all the rage in these modern, eco-friendly times. Because they burn cleaner, require less maintenance, and don’t utilize wooden logs (which is sure to disappoint the children), many new homes constructed with […]

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Can I Install a Gas Fireplace Into Existing Chimney?

Can I Install a Gas Fireplace Into Existing Chimney?

Yes, you can easily add a gas fireplace insert into your existing chimney. In fact, a fireplace insert is an appliance designed to fit into an existing fireplace. Inserts are usually cut in various sizes to suit your preferences and needs. However, before you spend thousands of dollars on an insert, evaluate the pros and […]

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The Effects Freezing Temps May Have On Your Chimney – Kourtney’s Coffee Club Giveaway

The Effects Freezing Temps May Have On Your Chimney – Kourtney’s Coffee Club Giveaway

Out of sight, out of mind? We don’t always pay attention to the little things, and they can often lead to bigger things. From chimney inspection to outdoor design, CMO help you have a safe home, create memorable experiences. Kourtney’s Coffee Club: Kourtney says he LOVES coffee and believes coffee helps create moments – moments around the fireplace, […]

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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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