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How Chimney Caps Save Your Chimney

While many welcome the springtime rains, these showers – big or small – can take some serious toll on your chimney and brickwork. Luckily, there are preventative measures you can take to help keep water out. Waterproofing, chimney crown repair, and flashing repair are...

Is That my Chimney I Smell?

Now that winter is finally over, the warm weather and rains of spring are a welcome change in the weather. However, they may have caused something that is very unwelcome in your home: chimney odor. Chimney odors are not just unpleasant; they often indicate that there...

Keep the Cold Away with a Top Sealing Damper

Fireplaces are a wonderful way to bring warmth and ambiance to your home, especially during the cold months on winter. However, many homeowners experience issues with downdrafts, animal entry, or temperature changes within their homes when their chimneys are not in...

Safe Animal Removal from Chimneys

As the temperatures outside drop, most people choose to spend more time indoors. Likewise, many animals are also looking for places to hide from the cold. Unfortunately, chimneys may look like an ideal safe haven for birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other animals....

Spring Checklist

With warmer temperatures heading our way, the spring to do lists are being created as well.  You must always remember to include your yearly sweep and inspection.  While many of these chores are the do it yourself type, chimney matters should be left to the...

Keeping Good Draft

In scientific terms, your chimney is what’s referred to as a negative pressure system.  When it’s full of hot air, it actually pulls air through the firebox; this pulling action is what’s called draft.  The simplest way to increase the draft in your chimney is to burn...

Tips to Avoid Chimney Fires

  Basic Tips to Avoid Dangerous Chimney Fires When the weather gets colder, the risk for a house fire increases because many people start using their chimneys and fireplaces. We all worry about making sure that the stove is off and blowing out candles, but many...

Keeping Animals Out of Your Chimney

Keeping Animals Out Animals can be beloved additions to our families — but those usually aren’t the ones that creep in through our chimney flue. An open, uncapped flue can invite all kinds of animals, from birds and bats to squirrels and raccoons, to climb...