Why Does My Chimney Need to Be Swept?

Most people service their car every five to ten thousand miles and get an annual checkup at the doctor on a regular basis. Did you know you should also get your chimney serviced by a professional? Only a chimney professional has the skills and equipment to get the job...

The Benefits of Gas Logs

As more and more homeowners, apartment managers, and even the hospitality industry begin looking for the homey feel of the fireplace, gas logs are becoming popular. They allow for versatility in installation, can provide quite a bit of supplemental heat, and are...

Does My Chimney Need a Cap?

The chimney is made up of many different parts and assemblies that are important for safe and efficient function. These parts work together to vent smoke, hazardous gases, and particulate pollution outside. When parts are damaged or missing, the chimney will not work...

Fireplace Repairs and Rebuilds

The fireplace endures abuse all season long, and even minor damage may put your family and home at risk. High temperatures and corrosive chemicals constantly beat up on your masonry, age can wear down masonry, and certain other elements can cause damage as well. Your...

Home Inspections Vs. Chimney Inspections

Whether you’re buying or selling your home, the fireplace and chimney are a selling point. It can either make or break the deal. A well-maintained and beautiful hearth and chimney system can bring up the value of a property, but a poorly-maintained and abandoned...

How Does a Chimney Water Repellent Work?

Masonry is incredibly susceptible to water damage due to its porous nature, and if left unprotected, can lead to costly repairs and hazards. Water penetration can lead to: rusted parts, connectors, and hinges; deteriorated firebox, masonry, and central heating system;...

Diagnosing a Smelly Chimney

Does your chimney stink? During the summer is the time that high temperatures and humidity result in stinking chimneys. It may not be foul-smelling all the time, but any odor is an indication of a chimney problem. Depending on the odor, it is fairly easy to identify...

We Have Many Ways to Solve Your Leaking Chimney

April showers might have brought more than May flowers. If spring rain has brought you a leaky chimney, you might have a big problem, and even bigger mess to clean up. West Texas Chimney and Venting Solutions is available to help. The Danger of Water Damage Masonry is...