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Keep Your Fireplace Clean & Safe Between Cleanings

Everyone loves a cool night and the option of using the fireplace to cozy up to. But to do that, you need one that is safe, clean, and ready to use.  What can you do to help maintain a clean and safe fireplace between your professional chimney & fireplace cleanings? Although our team at CSI Read more…

Potential Chimney Problems Caused By Bad Weather

In Wisconsin, we see a variety of weather conditions throughout the year that can be sometimes extreme. These extreme changes in the weather can be hard on us and our homes and specifically chimneys. That’s right. Your chimney goes through its own struggles during bad weather. In this post, we will detail the common types Read more…

Chimney Tuckpointing Explained

Does your home have a chimney? If so, do you know what chimney tuckpointing or repointing service is? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Lots of chimney owners have no clue what tuckpointing is and why it is important for the functionality of your chimney and fireplace. What is Tuckpointing? Tuckpoint services are an important Read more…

Preparing For Your Chimney Sweep Appointment

Wisconsinites know that the winters here can be bitterly cold and last for months. Before you’re left in the cold without a properly working chimney, give a professional chimney sweep a call. Don’t just assume that your chimney is functioning up to standard.  Schedule an appointment ahead of the winter rush with a certified chimney Read more…

Tips For Restoring Your Historic Chimney

Do you own a home with a historic fireplace or chimney? Are you ready to bring it back to life? The Original Chimney Specialists are here to help. Our expert team focuses on remodeling, restoring, and repairing chimneys in ways that remain true to the intended original architecture. Regardless of age, it is essential to Read more…

Is There Mold In My Fireplace & Chimney?

Are you concerned that there’s mold growing in your fireplace and chimney? It is common for mold to grow indoors but it is extremely dangerous for your health. A musty odor is usually the first sign of mold growing in your fireplace and should be taken seriously. If you have noticed this in your chimney, Read more…

Backyard Recreational Fires – Safety And Info

There’s nothing like cool summer evenings to gather friends and family around a fire. Of course, campfires in residential areas are frowned upon if not illegal. Still, there is a way to enjoy the pleasures of a fire without the danger of starting a neighborhood catastrophe and of being on the wrong side of local Read more…

Do I Need To ‘Close’ My Fireplace During The Summer?

Summer is just about upon us. Whether you live in a part of the country where temperatures get sizzling hot or not, you may want to consider closing the fireplace damper. For one thing, the shuttering of the damper will help keep the cool air generated by your air conditioner indoors where it belongs, especially Read more…

Reasons Why Electric Fireplaces Are Perfect For Summer

When one thinks about a fireplace, they are commonly reminiscing about the warm toasty nights during the winter that a burning fireplace offered to a home. Fireplaces are not commonly thought of as something to use in the summer. Actually, a fireplace can be used in the summer, or any other season as a matter Read more…

A Working Fireplace Increases The Value Of Your Home

One major piece of the puzzle for accumulating wealth is your home. You certainly don’t want its value to decrease over time. As your most important asset, you want its value to increase. You may not realize it, but appraisers consider the fireplace feature as one which assists in assuring that its value remains high, Read more…



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