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Identifying and Fixing Chimney Discoloration This Summer

Have you ever noticed an unexpected stain appear on or near your fireplace? Staining is not only unsightly, but it’s also typically indicative of an issue somewhere within your fireplace system. Since your chimney is likely sitting unused this summer, now is the perfect time to correct any problems. Read […] Read more

Preparing Your Fireplace For Summer

Most likely, your fireplace is going to sit unused this summer. Outside of the occasional cool night where you might choose to light a fire, it will act as a focal point within your home decor. This means now is the perfect time to attack your annual fireplace maintenance checklist. […] Read more

What is Chimney Tuckpointing?

As a homeowner, you try to stay on top of your home’s maintenance needs. Whether it’s a new roof, having your gutters cleaned, or sealing your foundation against moisture, these projects all help to keep your home in its best shape. What about your chimney though? For many, it’s a […] Read more

Benefits of a Chimney Swept By Professionals

In these challenging times, many homeowners are looking for ways to minimize their expenses. This is particularly true if you’re relatively handy and/or have a basic understanding of chimney maintenance. However, there are six significant benefits of having your chimney swept by professionals instead of doing it yourself. Safeguard your […] Read more

Tips for Your Masonry Chimney

Most chimneys in residential properties are masonry chimneys. Regular maintenance is essential to keeping masonry chimneys in good condition. Most masonry chimneys will eventually require repairs to keep them looking good and working properly. Here’s everything you need to know about masonry chimneys as a homeowner. What is a masonry […] Read more

Effects of A Damaged Chimney Liner

When your Chimney Specialist, Inc technician visits your home for an annual chimney inspection, they’ll always take a look at the condition of your liner. A damaged chimney liner poses several threats to your home. Prior to 1940, few chimneys had a liner. Congress enacted several laws requiring them due […] Read more

Chimney Stains and What They Mean

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How To Increase Fireplace Efficiency

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Common Fireplace Problems That Affect Functionality

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Keep Snow Out of Your Chimney This Winter

Snuggling up near warm fires is something to look forward to when it’s snowing this winter. But, as a purely practical matter, it’s important to know how to keep snow out of your chimney. Snow signifies freezing temperatures and, eventually, slushy conditions as the snow melts. These freezing and thawing […] Read more

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