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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

How To Maintain A Chimney Over Summer

Summer is a time for relaxing, enjoying the quiet time with family and friends. Yet, it should not be the time to let your guard down. The weather has been mild. Heavy rain and snow have dissipated. Don’t let chores and maintenance around the house build up. This is the prime time to take care... Read more

Why Now Is The Best Time For Masonry Repairs

When did you last check to see if your chimney and fireplace require repair? Do you know if your chimney has issues such as cracked or broken bricks or missing bricks, or is your chimney shifting? Don’t wait a minute longer. Here’s why now is the best time for masonry repairs. Reasons to Have Your... Read more

Reasons to Waterproof Your Chimney

Water is a chimney’s number one enemy. If you don’t stay up to date on maintenance and inspections, water damage gets out of control and can lead to brick spalling, failing mortar joints, chimney leaning, or complete collapse. This post looks at the types of damage water does to a chimney, the benefits of waterproofing,... Read more

Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Chimney Cleaning

Summer is around the corner, and that means vacations, relaxing, having fun outdoors, etc. However, it’s also a time to take care of necessary home improvement and maintenance. While winter is the last thing on your mind now, it will be here before you know it, so it’s wise to schedule chimney cleaning now instead... Read more