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Eliminating Smoke Chamber Draft Problems

A mouthful of smoke is the last thing you want when you’re relaxing beside a warm hearth in your home. If your fireplace is venting smoke into your living room, the problem is most likely the smoke chamber. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), smoke chamber parging is one of the most Read more…

Freezing Temperatures Can Damage Your Chimney

Large potholes and cracked sidewalks in the spring demonstrate the big impact that freezing temperatures can have on masonry materials. The bricks and mortar of your chimney can be impacted in a similar way. You have the power to prevent this type of damage from freezing temperatures to your chimney. How the cold affects a chimney Masonry materials—such as bricks, mortar and cement—are incredibly Read more…

What’s Wrong With Your Fireplace?

Running a fireplace is a fairly easy task.  Maintaining and repairing a fireplace and chimney is a little more complicated.  This is because a number of problems can occur without you being aware of them.  These problems can lead to expensive repairs or rebuilding and in some cases dangerous operating conditions. Let’s look at four common things that can go wrong with your fireplace and chimney. 1. Obstructions Read more…

What is a Linear Fireplace?

A linear fireplace is a rectangular gas fireplace that provides a remarkable range of possibilities for complementing modern and eclectic décor. For your living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and patio, this may be the ideal addition. Whether you want to lower your winter utility costs or add the right ambiance to commercial space in a business Read more…

Be Sure a Leaky Chimney isn’t Damaging Your Home!

A properly constructed masonry chimney can easily last a century or more. But all the while, the chimney is vulnerable to moisture. When water damages a home, the source of the problem is often a leaky chimney or one of its various components. What’s worse is that the damage often goes undetected for so long Read more…

Repair Your Chimney for Safety and Warmth This Winter

A clean chimney that’s in good repair is an efficient and safe chimney. If you suspect this doesn’t accurately describe your chimney, read on and find out what you need to know to restore its optimal performance. Why the condition of your chimney is so important Each year in the U.S., more than 25,000 chimney Read more…

Freestanding Stove or Fireplace Insert?

If you’re trying to decide whether you should install a free-standing wood stove or fireplace insert, you’re not alone. Many homeowners are looking for more efficient alternative heating solutions. But how do you know which is best for your home? While both will keep your home nice and warm and lower your heating bills, we’ll Read more…

Fireplace Safety Tips During the Holidays

The holiday season is a wonderful time to light up your fireplace, but it can also be the most dangerous time. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), residential house fires nearly double during the holiday season. Fireplaces are one of the culprits. You can keep your home and loved ones safe by following these Read more…

Seal Your Fireplace/Chimney to Prevent Energy Loss & Save Money

The wood-burning fireplace that you and your family enjoy so much in winter can put added strain on your budget year-around. A lot of heat can go right out the chimney, and that happens with or without a fire in the fireplace. The good news is that there is something you can do about it. Read more…

Things You Should Know About Fireplace and Chimney Care

Relaxing by the fireside is one of the pleasures of winter. Before you get a blaze going in the hearth, make sure that you are taking care of your fireplace and chimney. Every year more than 120 million dollars’ worth of damage is caused by chimney fires. Most of these fires could have been prevented Read more…

 

 

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