Identifying the Reasons Behind Chimney Discoloration

As years and decades pass, chimney bricks often fade from the effects of blazing-hot sun. This is normal. Other types of chimney discoloration aren’t normal and may signal a need to address the problem immediately. Various stains can appear on the exterior bricks of a chimney. Here are those that are most common, what they […]

Why You Should Have Your Chimney Relined

A well-built chimney can withstand years of intense heat and toxic exhaust gasses and the damage both can  cause.  But even the best-made chimney won’t perform optimally forever.  This is why there are chimney liners.  Made from several different types of materials, chimney liners offer the added protection you need to extend the life of your chimney and avoid many of the repairs that otherwise would be inevitable once a […]

Safety Tips for Your Prefab Fireplace

While prefab fireplaces are extensively tested at the factory for safety, they must be installed correctly to be safe in your home. Be sure that replacement parts are made for your specific fireplace, as some prefab fireplaces burn wood while others burn gas or both wood and gas. Factory-built fireplaces have an excellent safety record […]

The Lifespan of Prefabricated Fireplaces

Many people purchase factory-built fireplace systems because they are a cost-efficient alternative to traditional masonry fireplaces. However, the prefabricated units sometimes have a shorter lifespan than their traditional counterparts, which means they need to be replaced more frequently. At the same time, some factory-built fireplaces are seen more as decorative heating appliances than primary heat […]

What Is a Factory-Built Fireplace?

Factory-built or prefabricated fireplaces are designed and manufactured in a factory and arrive at their destinations ready for installation. Typically they are made of metal, with glass doors, air-cooled pipes, and insulated walls. The major advantage for homeowners is that they can be installed at any time before or after a home is remodeled or […]

Prepare Your Chimney for Winter

You can be sure that winter brings rain, dew, and fog along with occasional snow and ice events. Now is the time to prepare your chimney for winter, which is greatly impacted by all forms of moisture. When the chimney in your home is exposed to moisture, it can change the state and structure of […]

The Benefits of a Factory-Built Fireplace

Factory-built fireplaces are extremely popular as a modern option to keeping households warm and comfortable throughout the winter months. They are a good investment because they increase the value of your home. Also, in homes that lack a chimney, homeowners can still enjoy a fire because they don’t need a pre-existing chimney in order to […]

When Should You Replace Your Prefab Fireplace?

How often do prefab fireplaces need to be replaced? That depends on the condition they are in and how well they have been maintained. However, replacing your prefabricated fireplace is simple when you work with the crew at Complete Chimneys for a prefab fireplace change in Baltimore. A well-maintained prefab fireplace should last up to […]

Why Does Your Fireplace Smell Bad?

If your fireplace is exuding bad smells you want to have it checked out by professional chimney sweeps in Pasadena, MD. There are a number of reasons bad smells can come from the fireplace that’s designed to provide you with warmth and beauty. Professionals from Complete Chimneys can inspect your fireplace and resolve the issues […]

Common Reasons Causing Chimney Leaks

Protect your home, family, and property by ensuring that your fireplace and chimney system are working properly before winter begins. Any time before winter is the right time to take care of any issues with your chimney. Addressing those issues before you need to use your fireplace prevents future problems. Deal with the small issues […]