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WHEN TO HAVE YOUR CHIMNEY INSPECTED

WHEN TO HAVE YOUR CHIMNEY INSPECTED

Taking care of your home is important. Which is why chimney inspections should be scheduled at least once a year. The job of a chimney sweep is to remove all soot, blockages, and creosote from your chimney liner, smoke chamber, firebox, and damper. Creosote is a...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHIMNEY SWIFTS

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHIMNEY SWIFTS

Don’t be fooled by their cuteness! These pesky birds love making nests in chimneys (hints the name). Chimney swifts are slender birds that fly fast and are dark brown or gray in color. They’re known to nest in enclosed areas including chimneys, air vents, hollow...

4 TIPS TO WATERPROOFING YOUR CHIMNEY & STOPPING LEAKS

4 TIPS TO WATERPROOFING YOUR CHIMNEY & STOPPING LEAKS

It’s an unfortunate sight when you noticed water stains forming on the ceiling or running down the walls. Your worst nightmare has come true – where is the leak coming from? Is there mold in the house? Is the insulation destroyed? How much is this going to cost? But...

3 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR FIREPLACE’S APPEARANCE WITHOUT REMODELING

3 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR FIREPLACE’S APPEARANCE WITHOUT REMODELING

Is your fireplace in need of sprucing up? Do you want to improve the look of your living area? Are you short on funds and time? If you desire to give your fireplace a more updated look but don’t want to do an expensive remodel, don’t despair! Here are three ideas to...

MODERN FIREPLACE DESIGNS

MODERN FIREPLACE DESIGNS

The future of fireplace design is here, and now is the time to install your new fireplace before the cold winter sets in. Fireplaces are available in a variety of designs, from classic and traditional, to modern and futuristic. If you want the latest in fashionable...

KEEPING YOUNG CHILDREN SAFE

KEEPING YOUNG CHILDREN SAFE

As any parent will tell you, the safety and comfort of their child is of utmost importance, and keeping a child of any age from a burning fireplace should be a top priority. While constant supervision is best to keep your little one safe, there are other ways to help...

SPALLING BRICKWORK: WHY IT HAPPENS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

SPALLING BRICKWORK: WHY IT HAPPENS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

Perhaps you’ve been strolling through your yard and noticed some broken pieces of brick lying about. Or maybe you took a look at your chimney and saw that parts of the bricks were missing or cracked. You may be a victim of spalling! Spalling is when the surface of...

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY DAMP CHIMNEYS

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY DAMP CHIMNEYS

A damp chimney can often be a sign of a bigger issue that can quickly get out of control if not immediately remedied. Whether from rain water or melting snow, water in your chimney can contribute to mold growth that can cause poor air quality, and weaken the structure...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHIMNEY REBUILDS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHIMNEY REBUILDS

Your chimney really takes a beating. While the rest of your house is protected by your roof, the chimney is constantly exposed to the elements which can cause it to deteriorate over time. If you don’t regularly maintain it, you could be faced with more than just a few...

KEEPING BUGS OUT OF YOUR CHIMNEY, HOME

KEEPING BUGS OUT OF YOUR CHIMNEY, HOME

Mosquitos, bees, ants, and more are notorious for being pests in the summer months by biting, stinging or simply annoying. And even though they often are just a nuisance, bugs of all kinds can wreak havoc on your home if they nest in your chimney. Insects can gain...

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