Fall Checklist for Your Home

Fall Checklist for Your Home

Spring may be a great time for cleaning, but fall is the best time for maintenance for the entire home. Use this time to prepare your home so that things aren’t neglected during cold weather. Indoor Fall Maintenance Weatherize Applying weather strips to doors and...
How Dryers Work

How Dryers Work

Other than your heating and air conditioning unit, your clothes dryer may be the most used (and abused) system in your home. It’s important to understand how it functions so that it’s easy to identify a problem, you can use it properly, and also maintain it. Knowing...
Signs Your Firebox Needs Repairs

Signs Your Firebox Needs Repairs

The firebox is an important part of the chimney system for a few reasons. First, the firebox endures the most abuse–ongoing high temperatures–and the least attention. Second, it is the most visible part of the system, often the focal point of the the...
Summer is Perfect for Masonry Repairs

Summer is Perfect for Masonry Repairs

Over time even well-constructed and well-maintained chimneys can become damaged. In fact, this is common when people do not take preventative measures, storms, or harsh winters. Small damages don’t have to ruin your chimney or put your family at risk. You should...
Have Your Gas Grill Ready For Fourth of July

Have Your Gas Grill Ready For Fourth of July

Summer means spending more time outdoors with your family, friends, and neighbors, and most of the time, this involves eating. Whether you’re only grilling for your family or for your whole neighborhood, is your grill ready for all the summer festivities? Fire...
What Are Chimney Swifts?

What Are Chimney Swifts?

Chimney swifts can be a pain. They can fly into your chimney, build nests on the walls of your flue, and create quite a ruckus while doing so. These birds historically nested in hollow trees across North America. Since their habitats have largely been removed and...