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Get Your Chimney Ready for The Falling Leaves and Snow

Fall is in full swing and many of the trees in our area have already shed their leaves. By now, you’ve probably had to rake them up more than once or twice. And before you know it, winter is going to be here. Along with that will come snow and […] Read more

Spice Up Your Fireplace Decor for the Fall

Your fireplace or wood-burning insert is likely the gathering place of your home. It’s the spot where your whole family cuddles around a warm, cozy fire at the end of a long day. It also provides an excellent focal point for beautiful fall-themed decor. Many decorative options range from simple […] Read more

Why Are Chimney Inspections Important

We’ve all been there: it’s the perfect fall evening. The air is crisp, everyone is laughing and smiling, and you want to come home to a warm, comfy fire. “My fireplace was fine this past season,” you think to yourself. Does this mean that it’s okay to start a fire […] Read more

What to do if you have Crumbling or Spalling Chimney Bricks?

Have you ever heard another homeowner say that, after a recent inspection, their technician told them that their chimney is spalling? This means that the masonry that makes up the visible portion of their chimney system has started cracking, crumbling, and may even be missing parts of it. So what […] Read more

Masonry Chimney Repairs You Need Before Winter

Warmer months are a time for vacations, leisure time, and fun, but they are also a time when many homeowners take the opportunity to catch up on much-needed household repairs and maintenance. And while there’s no shortage of things to do, one area that’s often neglected is the chimney. Because […] Read more

How To Repair a Masonry Chimney

Have you recently noticed that your chimney’s exterior is looking a little worse from the wear? Over time, weather systems can play havoc with it, causing small issues that can quickly escalate into larger problems. Our Chimney Specialists technicians deal with a wide variety of chimney repairs daily. Here are […] Read more

Common Chimney Issues

If you own a working fireplace and use it as a source of heating and comfort, you’ll eventually encounter some situations where you’ll need our Chimney Specialist technician to perform general maintenance on it. Here are the six most common chimney problems you’ll run into. Blockages in your flue Blockages […] Read more

Six Ways You Can Give Your Chimney New Life

Over time, our houses start to feel a bit stale. Whether it’s the paint that has been on the wall for the past five years or siding that needs to be repaired; there is always something in need of updating. This also extends to our chimney which can both deteriorate […] Read more

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

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