Tips for Choosing a Chimney Contractor

When you are ready to have your chimney inspected and repaired, you want to choose the chimney contractors in Maryland that best suit your needs. After you have reviewed the contractor’s website and read the reviews, choose a couple that have the best reviews. Good reviews should mention “on-time completion, affordable, quality work.” Once you’ve […]

How Long Does Chimney Cleaning Take?

A typical thorough inspection and cleaning of your chimney should take less than one hour, depending on how dirty the chimney is. While all flues are not the same, when you have the work done by two certified technicians, it should be done effectively and efficiently. If there is a blockage in the chimney, like […]

Choosing Natural Gas or Propane for Gas Fireplace Inserts

Gas Logs are either made to burn natural gas or liquid propane. There is a difference between the ways these two gases burn, so the burner systems must be made for the type of gas you want to burn. The biggest differences are in the burner orifices and safety pilot options.  For example, a burner […]

Water Damage & Your Chimney

Water may cause brick-and-mortar spalling, which is when the bricks break off into small pieces and fragments. If the chimney brick spalls there’s a great chance for structural damage to occur.  Have the brick and mortar of your chimney suffered from excessive exposure to water? If so, look to Complete Chimneys to provide brick repair […]

Benefits to Cleaning Your Chimney This Spring

Spring is a good time to clean your home as well as your chimney. While many people wait until fall to get their chimneys ready for winter, spring cleaning ensures your chimney is cleaned and prepared for winter. When you have your chimney sweep inspect and clean the chimney as part of your spring cleaning […]

Common Reasons Why Chimneys Leak

The most common cause of a leaking chimney is a covered (no chimney cap) top that is open to rain, snow, sleet, and hail. One of the main advantages of a chimney cap is to keep moisture out, along with birds, animals, leaves, and other debris. Also, and most importantly, if a chimney is blocked […]

The Benefits of Tuck-Pointing to Repair a Chimney

Depending on the conditions fireplace masonry can last more than two decades. If a brick fireplace has repeatedly been subjected to rain and snow, it has most likely been impacted and on a path of destruction.  Fireplace masonry that is cracked, crumbling, or falling should be fixed as soon as possible. Damage to brick fireplaces […]

What Causes a Foul-Smelling Fireplace?

A roaring fire in a living-room fireplace is one of the most mesmerizing and comforting places to relax and feel a sense of serenity. The last thing you want is a foul odor emanating from a place that’s meant to provide warmth and beauty rather than discomfort. So, what has happened to cause odious smells […]

Maintenance Tasks Needed on Your Gas Fireplace

  Wood fireplaces are the centerpieces anywhere they exist in the home. However, they aren’t very efficient when it comes to improving the immediacy and cost of heating your home. Next to wood, the most popular fireplace fuel is gas. In order to keep the most effective benefits provided by your gas fireplace, it pays […]

The Benefits of Chimney Caps

You can compare the chimney cap on the top of your chimney to the front door of your home. You wouldn’t leave the front door open at all times because it would be exposed to pests, wildlife, and inclement weather. The chimney cap performs essentially the same function for your home and fireplace as the […]