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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

Understanding Creosote Build-Up: Risks and Solutions

If you own a fireplace or a wood-burning stove, you have heard the word creosote. But did you know that there are different classifications of creosote? You have heard that it is a toxic substance. It is produced when you burn wood in your fireplace. It is a tar-like substance that sticks to the sides... 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

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

Fireplace Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

It is important to address fireplace safety rather than simply looking forward to staying cozy by the fire in winter. Risks are associated with the open flames in fireplaces and wood stoves. To avoid disaster, follow basics in fire safety, such as the fireplace safety tips that follow and that everyone should know. Tips on... Read more

Do I REALLY Need a Chimney Cleaning?

When it comes to chimney sweeping, many homeowners wonder if it is really necessary. Since there is no smoke or fire, everything must be working fine. Right? Not necessarily. Creosote build-up is the number one cause of house fires. It is also entirely preventable. Also, a chimney fire is not always noticeable. Many homeowners are... Read more

Do All Chimney Flues Need Cleaning?

Many homeowners are choosing cleaner-burning gas and pellet fireplaces and heating stoves to heat their homes. They are convenient, offer a realistic fire burning experience, and require less maintenance.  Although gas and pellet fuel produce less harmful pollutants than a traditional wood-burning fireplace, chimney cleaning is still necessary. Also, the Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends... Read more