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Why Are Chimney Inspections Important?

If you don’t know the ins and outs of your chimney and fireplace system, you’re not alone. Many homeowners don’t know much about the more intricate details of their chimneys components or why it’s so vital to have them checked regularly. When any part of your chimney or fireplace is damaged, missing, or deteriorating it... Read more

What Causes Soot Build-Up 

When using your fireplace, it is bound to create byproducts from the wood and smoke that can build up over time in your flue. As the soot builds it becomes creosote which can be very difficult to remove and dangerous to leave in the flue. Not only can creosote create a blockage in your chimney,... Read more

Is Your Chimney Leaning?

Leaning chimney can be very dangerous. This indicates a more serious issue that could be related to your house’s structure or foundation. Although this may not always be the case it is the most likely cause of a leaning chimney. Let’s discuss what may cause leaning in chimneys, the risks, and how you can fix... Read more

Why Does My Fireplace Smell Bad and How Can I Fix It? 

Have you noticed a foul odor coming from your living room and are not sure what the cause is? It’s probably your fireplace. You may be asking, “Why does my fireplace smell bad, and how can I fix it?” In some cases, you can fix it yourself, in some, you can’t. Let’s investigate further.  Causes... Read more

How To Get Soot And Ash Out Of Carpet

Ash from your fireplace can be messy, especially if it makes its way to your carpet by accident. Getting ash out of your carpet may seem like an impossible task, but we’re here to help! Follow these steps in order to successfully remove ash from your carpet and keep your space sparkling.  Vacuum Up the... Read more

Why Would My Chimney Be Leaking?

Chimney leaks can be detrimental to the overall condition of your chimney structure. Water damage can lead to failing brick and mortar, mold and mildew growth, and chimney discoloration. Prevention is key and we’re here to help you understand common causes, solutions, and methods for stopping a leaky chimney in the future. Common Causes of... Read more

What To Do with A Closed Off Fireplace 

Do you own a decades-old home from early last century or older with a sealed-off fireplace? Do you want to bring new life to that antique hearth? Here are a few suggestions about what to do with a closed-off fireplace. Installing Shelves in Your Closed-Off Fireplace One of the simplest yet most effective transformations for... Read more

Fireplace vs Fireplace Insert

What is the difference between a fireplace and a fireplace insert? If you’re not sure, then you’re in the right place! While both perform a similar service for your space, there are some significant differences between the two. We’ll help you understand the functional differences as well as the differences in appearance. What Is A... Read more

Will My Chimney Need to be Relined with A New Furnace? 

So, your old furnace finally gave up the ghost, and you are spending your time pricing new furnaces on the internet. It may have occurred to you that your chimney is involved in the process of replacing your furnace. You may be asking yourself- will my chimney need to be relined with a new furnace?... Read more

Protecting Yourself from Chimney Sweep Scams

Having work done on your chimney requires putting your trust in a professional. Because this industry provides a service that most homeowners are not familiar with, it can be easy for scammers to take advantage of their lack of knowledge to make a quick buck. These scammers use scare tactics, pushy sales, and more to... Read more