Serving Southern Maryland

Serving Southern Maryland

Mid-Atlantic homeowners may be hoping for spring while still experiencing winter weather. Spring and fall are very popular times to use fireplaces because it is easy to control the heat in your home without raising your electricity or gas bill. Some areas are still...
Common Fire Safety Standards

Common Fire Safety Standards

Fire safety is a serious issue. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 365,500 home structure fires in 2015, causing 2,560 deaths, 11,075 injuries, and $7 billion in damages. In order to prevent this type of loss to health and property from...
Anatomy of Your Chimney

Anatomy of Your Chimney

How much do you need to know about your chimney system, as the homeowner? First-time homebuyers may have the hardest time adjusting to a chimney system because there is not a manual to explain it to them when you make your purchase. Oftentimes, the home inspection...
Keep Track of Your Chimney Health

Keep Track of Your Chimney Health

You may not be a chimney expert, but you probably care about your home more than anyone else. You do everything you can to keep up with your house, and your chimney system is most likely the largest working system in your home. Good news! You don’t have to be an...
Identify Common Masonry Problems

Identify Common Masonry Problems

Throughout the life of your chimney, you might experience unexpected masonry problems, and it’s not only a winter problem. Masonry problems happen year-round and it worsens during winter due to a freeze/thaw cycle. Water Damage When water penetrates the masonry,...