Chimney Issues Hidden from Sight

As temperatures continue to drop throughout December, you may be noticing that your fireplace just isn’t keeping up this year. It can be hard to put your finger on it, but something isn’t right. The changes may have been gradual over time, or sudden, but either way,...

How to Solve a Chimney Draft Issue

Your chimney works by using drafts that push air up the flue and out of the house. These drafts occur naturally as Fire is burned in the fireplace because heat rises. The heated air and gases push the particulate material, soot, and creosote up the chimney. If this...

Issues Caused by a Damaged Chimney Liner

Your chimney system is made up of many important parts that keep the chimney working and the family safe. The chimney liner is like human skin–it has many vital functions, but is often overlooked. When your chimney becomes damaged, or is the improper liner for...

What is a Chimney Crown

The chimney crown is the ceiling that covers the top of the chimney. It covers the chimney from the flue opening to the edge of the chimney and needs to be able to withstand sunshine, water, and weather year-round. A Well-Constructed Chimney Crown A Chimney crown...

All About Carbon Monoxide

When your fire is burning, your chimney is working to vent it safely and efficiently. If your chimney fails to vent the hazardous gases, smoke, and particulate pollution up the chimney, it is forced into your home. This can become a dangerous health emergency very...

Creative Uses for Fireplace Ash

A fireplace and a seasoned supply of wood can lead to a great year! Wood fires are the favorite among homeowners, and there isn’t a lot to go wrong with your dream fireplace. However, a couple things about wood can get under your skin-and everywhere else in your...

Animals in Your Chimney

Whether you have an animal problem, or you are looking to prevent one, the odds are that something serious has you searching “animals in the chimney.” Animals in your chimney IS serious. It can lead to damage and can hinder your winter fire more than you...

Hire a Certified Sweep and Get Quality Service

One of the most dreaded things about owning your own home has got to be annual maintenance. When you were a renter, you could depend on your landlord or management company to hire the professionals, foot the bill, and you could go about your business. When you own...

Install a Damper and Protect Your Home

Dampers are necessary. They add to the safety of your chimney, protect against animal intrusion, and help to control a flame, but can sometimes be a bother. Throat Dampers and Common Problems Dampers are traditionally installed in the throat of the chimney system,...

What Water Can Do to Your Chimney

Though you use your chimney most in the cold months, it may be damaged and can affect your home year-round. For instance, a damaged damper can cause you to lose valuable cold air out of the chimney opening during the hottest parts of summer. A missing or damaged...