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Potential Chimney Problems From Bad Weather

Your chimney is one of the highest points of your home and can be susceptible to increased wear and tear. Especially when severe storms come, it is important to remember to check your chimney for potential damage. High winds, heavy rain, and/or lightning can cause many different issues and damage to your chimney. Performing a... Read more

Tuckpointing: What Is It & Do I Need It?

Is there a chimney in your home? If so, have you wondered what are chimney tuckpointing or repointing services? Many chimney owners do not know how and why tuckpointing is essential for the functionality of their chimney and fireplace, so you’re not alone if you don’t. The team at Mercer is here to help you... Read more

Parge Your Chimney Smoke Chamber This Summer

Summer is undoubtedly the best time of the year to do any chimney repair services and maintenance on your to-do list. This is because you’re not using your chimney during the warmer months, making it the safest time for your chimney sweep to access the entire fireplace and chimney system. Of the repairs that we... Read more

How Summer Storms Can Affect Your Chimney

Your roof isn’t the only thing you need to worry about during intense summer storms! Your chimney is also susceptible to widespread damage given the right storm conditions. While we often think about winter storms in Mercer County and across New Jersey, intense summer storms can also do a number on your home, leaving chimney... Read more

Is There Mold In My Chimney?

Do you worry about growing mold in your fireplace and chimney? While indoor mold is common, it is hazardous for your health and should be avoided at all costs. If you’ve noticed a musty odor in your home, this is usually the first sign of mold in the fireplace, and it should be taken seriously.... Read more

Tips On What To Do With Your Fireplace In Summer

It is assumed by many who own a home with a fireplace that it is basically closed down once the cold winter months have passed. However, that need not be the case. The fireplace is the center of attention when it’s being used and there is no reason why it can’t be the center of... Read more

Backyard Recreational Fires

Sure, a fireplace is great, especially during those cold, winter nights. It offers a cozy, warm comfortable environment inside your home that cannot be replicated. However, a backyard recreational fire can offer so much more. For example, unlike a fireplace where you can enjoy only one side, a backyard recreational fire experience offers 360 degrees... Read more

What To Know When Considering A Backyard Fire Pit

For those homeowners that miss their fireplace during the summer months, you’ll often find them entertaining with a backyard barbeque or around the fire pit. Yes, it is true that a fire pit needs to be constructed. However, it offers an addition to your backyard that can only be matched with a deck. It is... Read more

The Chimney Vents More Than The Used Or Unused Fireplace

You may not realize it, but the chimney of your home is involved with so much more than the fireplace. In fact, it is essential for the proper venting of your home’s heating system including the furnace, boiler, and water heater, too. Appliance Venting The heating system could be even more important than the fireplace.... Read more

A Working Fireplace and Chimney Can Increase Home Value

If you are considering selling your home or you just want to increase its value, then don’t neglect the fireplace and chimney. A fireplace is something that many prospective homeowners would cherish. Even though the interior of the chimney is out of sight, it can be damaged or missing a major component that could affect... Read more