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How Do I Know When To Replace My Chimney Liner?

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, tests show that heat moves rapidly through unlined chimneys, putting them at a much higher risk of fire and combustion-related damage. Many modern building and fire codes now mandate the installation of a chimney liner because of rising concerns over safety and performance. However, many people neglect... Read more

Does My Chimney Need a Liner?

Whether you’re new to owning a chimney or a seasoned veteran, there’s always something new to learn to keep your fireplace running safely and efficiently. At Mercer County Chimney Service, you can call us for all of your fireplace and chimney needs. In this article, we look at your chimney liner and answer whether you... Read more

How Chimney Components Protect Your System

  When we think of a chimney, we think of the tall brick structure. But chimneys are more than just masonry. They’re built with a variety of components that work together to keep your chimney safe and operating at its best. Mercer County Chimney Services of Hamilton Township, NJ, presents a brief overview of these... Read more

Parge Your Chimney Smoke Chamber This Summer

Summer is undoubtedly the best time of the year to do any chimney repair services and maintenance on your to-do list. This is because you’re not using your chimney during the warmer months, making it the safest time for your chimney sweep to access the entire fireplace and chimney system. Of the repairs that we... Read more

How Summer Storms Can Affect Your Chimney

Your roof isn’t the only thing you need to worry about during intense summer storms! Your chimney is also susceptible to widespread damage given the right storm conditions. While we often think about winter storms in Mercer County and across New Jersey, intense summer storms can also do a number on your home, leaving chimney... Read more

Tips On What To Do With Your Fireplace In Summer

It is assumed by many who own a home with a fireplace that it is basically closed down once the cold winter months have passed. However, that need not be the case. The fireplace is the center of attention when it’s being used and there is no reason why it can’t be the center of... Read more

Backyard Recreational Fires

Sure, a fireplace is great, especially during those cold, winter nights. It offers a cozy, warm comfortable environment inside your home that cannot be replicated. However, a backyard recreational fire can offer so much more. For example, unlike a fireplace where you can enjoy only one side, a backyard recreational fire experience offers 360 degrees... Read more

What To Know When Considering A Backyard Fire Pit

For those homeowners that miss their fireplace during the summer months, you’ll often find them entertaining with a backyard barbeque or around the fire pit. Yes, it is true that a fire pit needs to be constructed. However, it offers an addition to your backyard that can only be matched with a deck. It is... Read more

Why You Need to Schedule Chimney Inspectors Before Closing on a New Home

Before signing on the dotted line for a new home with a fireplace, be sure the chimney is in good condition and safe to use. What many people don’t realize is that real estate home inspectors very rarely inspect chimneys while they are making sure the rest of the home is free of major problems.... Read more

Why Is My Chimney Rusting?

Is your chimney starting to show its age? Environmental conditions, weather damage, and normal wear and tear can expose the chimney to rust. The chimney contains several metal components, including the chimney cap, damper, and flashing, that can corrode and rust when frequently exposed to oxygen and moisture. Also, without regular chimney cleanings, the corrosive... Read more