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We hope you enjoy our informative articles about Chimney, Fireplace & Stove topics!

The Effects Chimney Fires Have On Your Chimney

Chimney fires are destructive, and an alarming poll recently revealed that fire-damaged chimneys are common. The survey conducted by the Midwest Chimney Safety Council strongly suggests that, at any given time, there could be as many as 9,000 damaged chimneys in a single major metropolitan area. A myth that chimney fires help to control creosote Read more…

Best Strategy for Fireplace & Chimney Maintenance

Many homeowners have learned the hard way that neglecting chimney and fireplace maintenance can come at a high cost. The best strategy for chimney maintenance is one that keeps your home and family safe and reduces the overall price tag on upkeep. Year after year, neglected chimneys are the leading cause of fireplace-related house fires Read more…

Early Chimney Sweeping Before the Fall Rush

Every chimney you see in Texas neighborhoods requires an annual chimney sweep appointment, and fall is when they most commonly occur. Fire safety experts urge homeowners not only to have annual inspections but also to schedule a chimney cleaning. Imagine how busy the chimney experts at your favorite chimney sweep company would be if fireplace Read more…

Substances that Lurk in Chimneys

You don’t have to visit the Mouth of Truth stone carving in Rome, Italy, to have a scary place you can stick your hands. The fear that a liar’s hand will be bitten off by the statue is based on long-disproved legend. In your own home, you could place your hand past the damper and Read more…

Have Bees Moved Into Your Chimney?

Bees getting into chimneys is a not a rare occurrence for homeowners and chimney sweeps. We are the ones people tend to call about the issue and there are some important ways chimney experts can help, but there is someone else you need to call first. If bees have been seen in and around your Read more…

What Does A Chimney Sweep Service Provide?

The best way to describe what a chimney sweep service provides is to say that reliable chimney sweeps provide peace of mind. The issues a chimney sweep addresses include cutting home maintenance costs and keeping your home and family safe. These are the matters that tend to keep us up at night. Read on for Read more…

Benefits of Adding Gas Logs to Your Fireplace

 Get more enjoyment out of your fireplace without splitting a log again! Cutting firewood and building a fire is hard work. After a long day at your job, just the thought of carrying logs inside to make a fire can be exhausting. Can you imagine how nice it would be to turn on your fireplace Read more…

4 Reasons Spring is the Best Time for Chimney Inspection

If a chimney cleaning isn’t on your spring to-do list, it’s time to add it! Investing in an annual chimney cleaning can prevent thousands of dollars in future repairs. A leaky chimney or creosote clogged chimney can cause devastating damage to your home. There is no better time to schedule a chimney cleaning than the Read more…

Causes of Leaky Chimneys & How to Solve Them

Chimney leaks are the most common problem that fireplace owners face. Water that gets in through your chimney can cause hundreds to thousands of dollars in damages. It can also increase your risk of carbon monoxide exposure or a chimney fire. Moisture in your chimney can crack the chimney lining, allowing carbon monoxide and sparks Read more…

Summer Chimney Inspection and Repair Guide

It’s summer, but winter is coming and will be here before you know it, so why not use these lazy warm-weather days to make sure your chimney and fireplace are in top condition for the upcoming cool season?  While some tasks should be done only by professionals, there are many things you as a homeowner can do to ensure a safe and efficient Read more…