All homeowners should be aware of the dangers that can lurk inside their chimneys. Many deprioritize chimney maintenance in favor of other, more easily accessible household chores. This is a huge no-no! Your chimney may appear fine on the outside but could be damaged extensively on
It is important to keep animals out of your chimney for many reasons, but we find that most of our customers don’t truly understand this until they have an animal that lives—or one that has died—inside their chimney. Not only are animals a nuisance in terms of the unpleasant sounds an
According to the CSIA, problems with your chimney’s flue can pose serious risks to your home and family, as it’s no longer able to perform its primary function: to safely contain and vent the products of combustion to the outside of your home.
If there’s an element that comes to mind first when we’re talking about chimney systems, it’s fire — your chimney is there, after all, so you can enjoy a fire in your home. But really, the key to your chimney doing its job is air — it’s designed to carry hot air and the byproducts and
A thorough chimney system inspection and cleaning should be atop your spring preventative maintenance checklist, as they’ll be able to shed light on potential other issues. As days grew shorter and the weather got colder, the majority of us retreated indoors to hibernate for the winte
Even outdoors around a campfire, no one wants to be downwind of the smoke it puts off. It is more likely a survival instinct than watery eyes that causes all of us to keep moving as the wind shifts. Smoke, especially from wood, can impart a nice flavor to food but otherwise tends to s
We love our fireplaces in the winter but in order for the fireplace to work properly every season, there are some maintenance tasks as well as things to avoid doing. It is not uncommon for people to start fires the wrong way or burn things that should not be put into the fireplace. He
Creosote is a term that every homeowner with a fireplace should know. If one were to look up inside of their chimney, they would likely see creosote buildup, at least if it has not been cleaned in some time. That nasty, black, tar-like goo that is starting to buildup on the inside of