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Is Your Chimney Crown Cracked Or Damaged?

Before we talk about a chimney crown that is cracked or damaged. Let’s discuss what exactly a chimney crown is and what is its purpose. What Is A Chimney Crown?  The chimney crown is at the top part of your chimney. It is usually made out of cement. Its main […] Read more

Why Good Chimney Flashing Is Important

Chimney flashing is a vital component of a chimney, but do you know why? Let’s take a closer look at this piece of your chimney What is chimney flashing? Chimney flashing is the key piece of your chimney that is installed to ensure the seal between your chimney and roof […] Read more

Is Your Chimney Making You Sick?

If you frequently enjoy your fireplace, chances are it’s built up a fair amount of soot, debris, dust, and even a layer of creosote. It is recommended that you have your chimney inspected and cleaned once a year to ensure safer use, however if this is neglected it could impact […] Read more

Why Is My Chimney Leaning?

It can be frightening to look at your home and realize your chimney is leaning. You may wonder if it will fall shortly, if it’s unsafe for your family, and wonder how quickly you should act. It is a rather time sensitive and a dangerous conflict to encounter, so it’s […] Read more

Do You Have Your Next Chimney Cleaning Scheduled? 

This is the time of year that you want to ask yourself this question. Do you have your chimney sweep appointment?  As the weather starts to get warmer and the fire burning season is coming to an end, now is the time to make that call. It is recommended by […] Read more

Reasons Your Chimney Could be Leaking

Water and moisture are a chimney’s worst enemy and a leak in your chimney could mean disaster. As we get further into spring, storms and showers may start to concern chimney owners about the condition of their chimney masonry. What are the common causes of chimney leaks? What do you […] Read more

What You Need to Know About Chimney Mold 

Chimney mold can be a tricky issue. It’s not always readily apparent that your chimney has mold; you may smell it and feel its effects, but you probably don’t suspect your chimney. Unless you have looked up your flue with a flashlight, which you probably haven’t, you would have no […] Read more

Guide To Zero-Clearance Fireplaces 

A fireplace is a wonderful addition to every home. But not all houses come with a fireplace. You are in search to buy a new home and a fireplace is at the top of the list. A house comes available that you fall in love with but does not have […] Read more

Don’t Get Burned: Safeguarding Against Scams in the Chimney Industry

Because chimney damage is often not visible to the naked eye of the common homeowner, trusting a professional chimney sweep is crucial for keeping your system in check. Unfortunately, less than trustworthy companies and individuals are aware of this making it easy for them to take advantage of unsuspecting chimney […] Read more

Understanding and Addressing Your Chimney’s Weak Draft

Are you having issues keeping a fire lit in your masonry fireplace? Have you ensured the wood is cured and arranged in a way that promotes a sustained fire and still can’t get a fire to last? If you have exhausted every possibility, there is still one you probably haven’t […] Read more

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