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Preventing Rust On and Around Your Chimney

Many homeowners are probably well aware of rust, whether from seeing it on a vehicle or an old shovel in their garage. Your chimney can also be susceptible to rust. This can, in turn, lead to a variety of issues. Here are several tips to prevent rusting on or around […] Read more

Why Chimney Flue Tiles Crack and How To Repair Them

Today we’re going to look at two simple questions: why do chimney flue tiles crack and how can you get them fixed? “Wait a minute,” you might be thinking. “What is a chimney flue tile?” That’s a great follow-up question. Although many homeowners think of the visible brick and mortar […] Read more

Prepare Your Fireplace For a Winter Storm

Winter is upon us. Along with that comes snow, ice, periods of warming and freezing, and even extreme storms. All of these various weather fluctuations can lead to damage to your chimney structure. Is your home ready to face an unexpected situation such as this? If not, here are some […] Read more

How To Avoid Chimney Repair Scammers

Now that homeowners across our region are starting to use their furnaces, those with fireplaces will also want to start to use them from time to time. Unfortunately, less than reputable individuals know this and will try to scam owners out of their money. Here are six warning signs to […] Read more

How Dampers Can Decrease Energy Consumption

Today, we have a small request to ask of you. Walk over to a nearby door or window and open it. Oh yeah, and leave it open all day long. We’re willing to bet you didn’t just do that, and probably thought to yourself “It’s way too cold right now.” […] Read more

Get Your Chimney Ready for The Falling Leaves and Snow

Fall is in full swing and many of the trees in our area have already shed their leaves. By now, you’ve probably had to rake them up more than once or twice. And before you know it, winter is going to be here. Along with that will come snow and […] Read more

Spice Up Your Fireplace Decor for the Fall

Your fireplace or wood-burning insert is likely the gathering place of your home. It’s the spot where your whole family cuddles around a warm, cozy fire at the end of a long day. It also provides an excellent focal point for beautiful fall-themed decor. Many decorative options range from simple […] Read more

Why Are Chimney Inspections Important

We’ve all been there: it’s the perfect fall evening. The air is crisp, everyone is laughing and smiling, and you want to come home to a warm, comfy fire. “My fireplace was fine this past season,” you think to yourself. Does this mean that it’s okay to start a fire […] Read more

What to do if you have Crumbling or Spalling Chimney Bricks?

Have you ever heard another homeowner say that, after a recent inspection, their technician told them that their chimney is spalling? This means that the masonry that makes up the visible portion of their chimney system has started cracking, crumbling, and may even be missing parts of it. So what […] Read more

Masonry Chimney Repairs You Need Before Winter

Warmer months are a time for vacations, leisure time, and fun, but they are also a time when many homeowners take the opportunity to catch up on much-needed household repairs and maintenance. And while there’s no shortage of things to do, one area that’s often neglected is the chimney. Because […] Read more

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