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Signs Your Chimney or Fireplace Needs Servicing

In a perfect world, your chimney needs to be cleaned and serviced once a year.  Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world.  In the here and now, most homeowners take an ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’ attitude toward their chimney and fireplace. Understandably, there are more important activities to attend to.   So, Read more

Your To-Do Checklist for Protecting Your Chimney from Winter Storms

Homeowners living in the north and east can expect a colder and wetter winter, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The increased precipitation and freezing temperatures are not good news for masonry chimneys as there is a higher risk of water damage, especially during the freeze-thaw cycle. Homeowners should take precautionary measures to prepare their chimney in advance of any upcoming Read more

The Importance of Maintaining Masonry Chimneys

If you have a wood-burning masonry fireplace, do you know the condition of the chimney? Homeowners often enjoy the wonderful ambiance of their fireplace while rarely giving a thought to the masonry chimney. Due to neglect of chimney maintenance, the first fire of a winter season ends in a hazardous home fire for many homeowners Read more

7 Tips for Responsible Chimney Care and Maintenance

Did you know that there are more than 20,000 chimney fires every year? And an overwhelming majority were the result of excessive creosote in the chimney. It also means that most chimney fires are entirely preventable with responsible chimney care and maintenance. Creosote is a natural by-product that is produced during combustion. It is a Read more

Why You Should Hire a Professional to Clean Your Chimney

Your chimney is critical to keeping your home and family safe. And one of the most vital maintenance tasks is periodic cleaning. A clean chimney and fireplace ensure optimum performance and safety. Fire safety professionals and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommend homeowners have a Certified Chimney Sweep clean the chimney at least Read more

Why Chimney Cleaning and Fireplace Safety Matter

With regards to home safety, more goes on than meets the eye in your fireplace and chimney. Experts in fire safety are all in agreement that a yearly chimney inspection is vital, no matter what type of fuel is used in the fireplace; this fact seems like a perfect “red flag” regarding the potential danger Read more