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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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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

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