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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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

Problems Caused by a Damaged Chimney Cap

Once you recognize that your chimney cap may be damaged, you need to get it repaired as soon as possible. Our experienced chimney contractors in Baltimore provide speedy, affordable repairs that protect you, your family, and your home throughout winter. It makes sense to have your chimney cap repaired when the damage is still small; Read more

The Benefits of a Gas Fireplace

Gas fireplaces are growing exponentially in popularity. In addition to being appealing and compelling additions to any room, they also offer a number of benefits, including maintaining indoor air quality. They come in different styles, sizes, and colors, so there’s a variety of options when you’re ready to shop for one. You can also choose Read more

How to Know When to Clean Your Chimney

Keeping your chimney clean and free of a creosote buildup is a safety feature. Chimney fires devastate homes. They often start in the smoke chamber shelf area, which is a critical though hard-to-reach area. If you can reach it with room to use a brush, and your soot buildup is on the light side, you Read more

A Brief History of the Chimney Sweep

Although the chimney sweeper has been around for several centuries, it is still an important profession today.  It was in 16th century England that fireplaces and chimneys began to proliferate. Oftentimes fireplaces were installed in every room of the house to provide heat. In 17th century England coal began to replace wood, which meant there Read more