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Why You Should Have Chimney Leaks Repaired Immediately

Water is no friend to your home. Any leak can be a recipe for rot, mold, and damage to walls, ceilings, and fixtures. If you see moisture or water leaking from your chimney, contact Mercer County Chimney Services. The sooner, the better. Water damage may or may not be seen by the bare eye. It... Read more

What Is the Difference Between a Fireplace and an Insert?

Are you interested in a fireplace for your home? Or are you considering an insert? Confused? You’re not alone. Understanding the differences between a fireplace and an insert is an issue that has vexed many homeowners. Fortunately, we will be able to clear up the differences between fireplaces and inserts for you. So, without further... Read more

The Value Of A Second Opinion For Chimney Repairs

Scheduling chimney repairs can be a daunting task. Between the unexpected cost and chimney downtime, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting a fair and reasonable quote. Regardless of if you’re paying out of pocket or homeowner’s insurance is taking care of the cost, getting a second appraisal and quote is always a good choice.... Read more

What’s the Purpose of a Fireplace Screen?

Summer is winding down, and it won’t be long until you want to build the first fire for winter. However, before you do, it’s essential to ensure your fireplace and chimney are ready and safe for use by hiring a professional for chimney cleaning and inspection. Once that’s out of the way, it’s a good... Read more

What to Look For When Hiring a Chimney Sweep

You know it’s important to keep your chimney clean. However, if you use Google or social media, you’ll find no shortage of people advertising chimney-sweeping services. Whether it’s a large company or a friend who knows someone, you want to be confident you’re getting the best value for your money, and the job is done... Read more

What to Do When Lightning Strikes Your Chimney

Your chimney is exposed to the weather 24/7, including rain, wind, snow, ice, and lighting. When thunderstorms roll in, the chances of a lightning strike within a 25-mile radius increase. The intense heat from a lightning strike can reach up to 50,000° F. Lightning strikes are estimated to cause approximately $900 million in damages annually. This post explores the steps... Read more

Why is My Chimney Discolored?

Have you noticed that your chimney looks drab or discolored? This might seem like a mild aesthetic issue, but as we’ll show you, it could be a sign of an underlying problem that could put your chimney at risk of water damage and deterioration. What Causes Chimney Discoloration? Understanding Discoloration in Chimneys: Causes and Solutions... Read more

Signs You Need a Chimney Restoration

Your chimney takes a beating from the high temperatures produced by your fireplace and the constant exposure to harsh weather. And because it’s made from masonry materials, it’s bound to wear out, especially if it hasn’t been well-maintained. In this post, we look at the most common signs that your chimney is crying out for... Read more

Humidity And Your Chimney

The lazy days of summer are upon us. With that comes the heat and humidity and the summer rain showers. With all that moisture, it is sure to get into your chimney. There will be unpleasant smells if not taken care of. There are tasks that you should do all year long to keep your... Read more

Why Your Damper Should Work Year-Round

Now that summer is here, you probably won’t think about your fireplace until the leaves start turning and the temperature drops. But it’s essential to ensure your damper works throughout the year, and in this post, we’ll tell you why. What is a Damper? The damper is a device that keeps cold air out when... Read more