Home Tap to Call Now

What Causes Chimney Leaning?

Some people think a leaning chimney gives the house character, but if your chimney tilts — even a little — it’s a dangerous situation. You must repair it immediately. There are many reasons a chimney might lean, in this blog post, we’ll look at the most common, why it’s so dangerous, and what you can... Read more

Five Fireplace Problems That Affect Performance

Fireplaces bring warmth, enjoyment, and ambiance to your home. However, some issues make using them such a bad experience; it’s easy to say, “The heck with it!” and use the furnace instead. Here are some common issues that affect performance and what you can do about it. Chimney Obstructions Many things cause chimney blockage, but... Read more

Should I Worry About Creosote Buildup?

If you’ve relied heavily on your fireplace a lot the past few winters, you might notice that it’s getting more difficult to use every year. Whether it’s the fire that’s not burning as hot as it used to, smoke coming back into the house or foul odors in the living room, it could be creosote... Read more

Your Chimney’s Protective Components & Their Function

A fireplace provides a warm centerpiece in your home that makes get-togethers more enjoyable. While many homeowners are diligent about maintaining their fireplaces, they often neglect the chimney. Damage and lack of maintenance are leading causes of chimney fires. The chimney consists of protective parts to keep your family and home safe. Becoming familiar with... Read more

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

Tips to Ensure Your Chimney is Ready for Cold Weather

On a recent trip to the mall, I noticed something I hadn’t seen in quite some time. It was full of shoppers stocking up on winter clothes in preparation for the upcoming cold weather. I wasn’t surprised, though. New Jerseyans know that winters can be long, typically lasting from October until April. So, while you’re... Read more

The Dangers of a Chimney & Fireplace that Aren’t Inspected

Almost all the trouble caused by chimney damage and malfunction every year could be prevented if the homeowners scheduled annual chimney inspections by a licensed chimney technician. If you’ve never had a chimney inspection, here are some benefits you should know about. Reduce the chances of a chimney fire You can’t see inside your chimney... Read more

Is Your Fireplace Safe? Here’s how to Find Out

Annual fireplace and chimney inspections are a critical element of fireplace safety. In between inspections, there are several things you can watch for that will clue you in to a possible problem with your fireplace or chimney (or gas fireplace venting system). Quality of flames A wood fireplace should produce a clean, robust flame that... Read more