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

Annual Chimney Safety Inspections can Solve Big Problems

Your chimney is an important safety device that is carefully designed and constructed to protect your home and family while you are enjoying your fireplace or wood stove. In order for it to do its job and keep your family safe, it needs to be regularly maintained and inspected. However, many homeowners underestimate the importance of annual chimney inspections and often miss opportunities Read more…

Add a Gas Log Set This Season

Do you have a fireplace that’s not being used very much, if at all? Many Houston-area homeowners are discovering the benefits of adding a gas log set to their unused fireplace originally intended to burn wood. If your home has gas capability, a gas log set can make a lovely showpiece all year long. The Read more…

Why is My Chimney Leaking?

Water leaking through the chimney is a common problem, especially in older homes, that often catches many homeowners by surprise leading them to wonder why their chimney is leaking. There are a number of chimney problems that could sprout a leak and it can be difficult to find the source. But a chimney leak can develop into a potentially serious and costly issue Read more…

Is Water Ruining Your Chimney?

Are your local weather conditions ruining your chimney? The fact is your chimney is very susceptible to rain, wind, snow, sleet and even heat. Also, the more drastic the change in weather, the more of an impact it has on your chimney construction. In some climates, it can be sunny and warm one day and the next day it’s bombarded with golf ball sized Read more…

How Often Should Chimneys Be Cleaned?

How often should chimneys be cleaned is one of our most frequently asked questions. Your chimney is a vital safety device designed to help prevent smoke and toxic contaminants from filling up inside your home. While the chimney and flue liner are built to last for years, it is often open to the outside world. Read more…

Why Does My Fireplace Have a Bad Smell?

Your fireplace has provided years of worry-free warmth and enjoyment for you and your family. But if you don’t use the fireplace very often or have foregone the customary annual inspection and cleaning, you may begin to notice a peculiar smell in the room. It seems to get stronger as you get closer to the fireplace until it hits you like a Read more…