Why Does Your Chimney Stink?

Why Does Your Chimney Stink?

When burn season is over, homeowners across the United States often experience a case of mysterious odors. After some searching and investigating, they might be surprised to find the source. The chimney! There are a few reasons why a chimney begins to stink, and they...
Buying a Home? Check the Chimney!

Buying a Home? Check the Chimney!

It is a job to buy a home. It takes a lot of time, energy, money, and imagination. Oftentimes a prospective buyer knows exactly what they want in a new home before they begin looking. If your dream home includes a fireplace, there are a few extra steps you should...
All About Inserts

All About Inserts

Fireplace inserts are beautiful, functional, and efficient. They are a great option for remodels, upgrades, and new constructions. In fact, inserts allow you to keep a fireplace even when a fireplace is irreparably damaged. This is great for refinancing or for home...
Glazed Creosote Removal

Glazed Creosote Removal

What is Glazed Creosote? When a fire burns it produces natural byproducts in the form of ash, soot, creosote, and smoke. Creosote is made up primarily of a tar-like, sticky substance and is extremely flammable! As the soot and creosote coat the inside of the chimney,...
The Value of Dryer Vent Cleaning

The Value of Dryer Vent Cleaning

The average American home has many appliances that serve purposes of cleaning, heating, and cooling. Even the basic appliance comes with it’s share of maintenance, no matter how it may boast of “low maintenance.” Many homeowners assume that just because an appliance...
The Importance of a Damper

The Importance of a Damper

If you have a traditional masonry fireplace or have a professionally installed fireplace, you should have a damper. It’s an essential part of the chimney system. Ordinarily a metal or cast iron damper assembly is installed into the throat of the chimney, but they can...
The Value of a Chimney Cap

The Value of a Chimney Cap

There are many parts of the chimney system and they all serve different purposes. The chimney cap is one important part of the chimney that does many jobs. Installing a chimney cap is a simple and affordable preventative measure that can protect your chimney from...
Protecting Your Chimney From Water

Protecting Your Chimney From Water

Coming into spring is the time to think about waterproofing your chimney. April showers can bring more than May flowers if your chimney isn’t ready for water. It’s best to plan for spring rain now, rather than waiting to discover a problem later. Why Waterproofing is...
Gas Vs. Wood

Gas Vs. Wood

Homeowners and home buyers prefer a fireplace, but there are many reasons to choose gas or wood, and it all boils down to personal preference, convenience, and efficiency. Gas Products Many homeowners choose gas fireplace products because of their ease of use, but...