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Why Does My Gas Fireplace Keep Turning Off?

If you have a gas fireplace, you likely enjoy its remarkable convenience and beauty of realistic looking gas logs, but technical glitches are possible. You may find yourself asking, why does my gas fireplace keep turning off or why won’t it light at all? These frustrating problems are not unusual, and qualified chimney sweeps like Read more…

Why Are Bad Odors Coming from My Fireplace?

You don’t have to put up with a smelly chimney, though it is a situation that commonly needs to be addressed. Embarrassment and/or unpleasantness usually precede the question, “Why are bad odors coming from my fireplace?” For the best and quickest solution, ask your trusted chimney sweep company, “Why does my fireplace smell?” There are Read more…

Why Schedule a Chimney Inspection Before the Busy Season?

There are several important reasons to schedule a chimney inspection before the annual fall rush. Homeowners who recognize the importance of getting the fireplace and chimney ready for the coming winter tend to have the same last-minute timing. Do you dislike avoidable expenses and unnecessary inconvenience? They are among the reasons below to not join Read more…

All About Wood & Gas Fireplace Maintenance

The multifaceted task of home upkeep has many homeowners struggling over what to prioritize, and it helps to know that few tasks affect safety as much as fireplace maintenance. Chimneys may look sturdy and impenetrable, but they are susceptible to blockage, moisture damage, deterioration, and more. Fireplace maintenance is essential to keep your home and Read more…

Chimney Damage Caused by Freeze-Thaw Cycles

Just as freeze-thaw action must be considered for engineering projects in cold climates, chimney damage caused by freeze-thaw cycles is something that Texans in the Houston and Conroe areas shouldn’t ignore. A fireplace doesn’t even need to be in use for chimney damage to cause major problems that require professional chimney repairs. Moisture is the Read more…

Effects of a Damaged Chimney Liner

Knowledge of a damaged chimney liner is to a chimney sweep much like what a fire alarm is to a firefighter. Action is needed, if not immediately, at least before using the fireplace again because the effects of a damaged chimney liner include life-threatening hazards. It was discovered in the 1940s that chimney flue liners Read more…

Increase Fireplace Efficiency

If you want to reduce your reliance on nonrenewable energy in winter, adopt a strategy on how to increase fireplace efficiency. The truth is out about the gross inefficiency of traditional masonry fireplaces. Fortunately, you have several sure-fire options for improving the efficiency of your fireplace. As needed, contact the chimney experts at Guardian Chimney Read more…

Does Snow Cause Damage to Chimneys?

A propane company released a message after 2021’s Winter Storm Uri saying that chimneys and flue pipes should be checked for damage. So, yes is the answer to the question, does snow cause damage to chimneys? Although moisture, in general, is recognized as Enemy Number One to external chimneys, the reason it is so destructive Read more…

Common Chimney and Fireplace Problems

Looking forward to safely enjoying the warmth and one-of-a-kind ambiance crackling fires provide? If so, it’s essential to make certain there are no chimney and fireplace problems that affect functionality. Qualified chimney sweeps like the CSIA-certified technicians at Guardian Chimney Sweep can identify any existing issues. Chimneys are especially vulnerable to damage, and action may Read more…

Can A Chimney Get Repaired In Winter?

In icy weather, masonry is more vulnerable than ever to damage. Homeowners often find themselves asking, can chimneys get repaired in winter? The answer is yes, but. The “but” is important to stress that only emergency repairs should be done in wintry temperatures, even in typically sultry Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas. To learn the Read more…