I had a Chimney Fire – Now What?

No matter how large or small it is, a chimney fire can be a scary experience. Many homeowners are left wondering what to do after a chimney fire: can I use my fireplace again? Is my house still safe? How much damage did the chimney sustain? Will my chimney have to be...

For Efficient Heat, Close That Fireplace!

When the weather gets cold, many families look forward to settling down in front of a roaring fire, enjoying a cup of cocoa or a good book. Unfortunately, while fireplaces can be a source of warmth and comfort, they can also come with a number of issues. One of the...

Causes of a Leaky Chimney

If you have a masonry chimney, chances are you will have a chimney leak at some point. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), water is your masonry chimney’s biggest enemy. Every part of your chimney will suffer damage if water is able to...

All About Parging

Fireplace smoke chambers are a hot topic among homeowners (no pun intended). It is the funnel-shape section of your fireplace that has the job of directing smoke from the firebox into the flue. Corbelling brick, a method of laying bricks like steps to achieve the...