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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

Gas Vs Wood Fireplace: Which Is Right For You?

You are purchasing a home. You decide that you want a fireplace. You have comprised your lists. Debating pros and cons; wants vs needs. You know you want a fireplace, but the choice is gas vs wood. What is the best way to go? There is a lot to consider […] Read more

The Damper Dilemma: Signs Your Fireplace Damper Needs Repair

Your chimney damper plays the important role of controlling air flow in your chimney. A damper can function as both an escape route for smoke and a blocker for cold drafts when used properly. Understanding how they function and learning to spot the signs of a broken damper are important […] Read more

Unlocking the Power of Wood Stove Ashes: Practical Uses and Surprising Benefits!

Your wood-burning stove has many benefits, including warmth in cold weather, creating a cozy ambiance, and providing valuable ashes. That’s right, valuable ashes. Don’t buy it? We thought you might doubt us, so with your skepticism in mind, here is a guide- Unlocking the Power of Wood Stove Ashes: Practical […] Read more

The Benefits of Using a Fireplace Insert in Winter

Fireplace inserts are the perfect way to improve the look and function of your fireplace without the hassle of an expensive remodel. The enclosed design of fireplace inserts gives them a heightened ability to retain heat better than an outdated masonry fireplace providing a more efficient heat output and a […] Read more

How to Ensure a Healthy Vent System for Your Furnace and Boiler

Essential Inspections and Maintenance Tips Experts suggest that you have an annual inspection on your furnace and boiler. This will keep it running at its peak capacity. It is also important to be aware of regular maintenance. The most common being to replace your filter on a regular basis. Experts […] Read more

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