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What Is Glazed Creosote?

If you know anything about creosote, then you know it’s something you want to avoid at all costs. If this substance has started building up in your fireplace, it can usually be eradicated with a  cleaning by a professional chimney sweep. That’s why annual inspections...

What Firewood Should I Buy?

Many homeowners assume they can burn any type of wood in their fireplace. Why some woods have more heating efficiency than others, it is most important to get dry seasoned wood to burn in your fireplace. Seasoned firewood burns both hotter and cleaner and will keep...

What is Level 3 or Glazed Creosote?

Many homeowners are used to the presence of creosote in their flue, expecting to see small amounts of creosote flakes or soot in between chimney sweepings. However, if left unremoved this soft creosote can harden into a thick, tarry substance. Known as Level 3 or...

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...