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Signs That Your Fireplace Damper Needs Repair 

Dampers are an essential component of a fireplace, but you may not consider them, until they break and you can’t use your fireplace. So, how can you keep your damper from becoming a headache? We have the solution to the damper dilemma- signs that your fireplace damper needs repair. Read on. What Exactly is a... Read more

Fireplace Maintenance Tips to Prevent Costly Repairs

Fireplace and chimney repairs can be costly, but they don’t have to be. Keeping up with routine maintenance and service can help save you a ton of money in the long run. We’ve put together a few tips and tricks for avoiding major repairs and stopping serious damage before it gets out of hand. Keep... Read more

Benefits of Annual Furnace Flue Inspections and Cleanings 

Since we are in the grip of winter, you have probably been enjoying using your furnace and its supply of warm air. As you use your furnace, you need to be mindful of how you take care of your furnace. Why? Because it is crucial to its longevity and the safety of your home. Let’s... Read more

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