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Winter Chimney Risks

The Long-Range Weather Forecast predicts temperatures below normal for much of Wisconsin in the 2021-2022 season. Winter poses several risks to chimneys, from freezing rain and snow to gusty winds and hail. Not only can it affect its structural integrity, but it can also make it unsafe to use your […] Read more

How to Safely Operate a Gas Fireplace

Many homeowners throughout the Wisconsin area enjoy the comfort and convenience of a gas fireplace for affordable home heating. They are easy to clean and maintain and are a safe heating solution for any home, including smaller homes, apartments, and condos. Some units even have a remote control so you […] Read more

What to Do When Your Fireplace is in Disrepair

Schedule needed maintenance is what to do if fireplaces and chimneys are in disrepair. Fixing a fireplace that is in a state of disrepair is rarely a feasible do-it-yourself project. Fortunately, Chimney Specialists, Inc. can provide trusted chimney and fireplace repair services throughout the tri-state areas of Southwest Wisconsin, Northwest […] Read more

Dangers of Using Your Fireplace Without an Inspection

The warmth of a home fire on a cold day is a pleasure that cannot be denied, but it should at least be delayed until there has been a chimney inspection. Very real dangers are associated with using a fireplace without first making sure that the chimney is inspected by […] Read more

Reasons You Should Budget for a Chimney Inspection

We understand that with rising fuel and other costs, many homeowners are trying to save money where they can. While it may be tempting to skip a chimney inspection, it could end up costing you more money in unexpected chimney repairs. Here are five important reasons to always budget for […] Read more

The Dangers of Neglecting Chimney Maintenance

Before you know it, it will be time to light up your fireplace. The winters in Madison, Southwest, Northwest Illinois and Northeast Iowa can be brutal, and you need a reliable way to keep warm. While it is essential to have a well-functioning chimney, maintenance is just as critical. If […] Read more

The Importance of Maintaining Masonry Chimneys

Does your home have a masonry chimney? If so, there are many reasons why you should take the maintenance of this home addition seriously. Masonry chimneys should be inspected and repaired frequently. Many common issues come up with masonry chimneys that can either spread to other areas of a home […] Read more

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? […] 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 […] 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? […] Read more

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