Be Prepared for Spring with these Helpful Tips on Cleaning Out your Fireplace for the Season

Spring is coming, at some point, I think. I hope. I really, really hope. And that means that at some point, you are going to have to clean up your fireplace one last time before closing it down for the season. This may seem like a tedious task, but we promise that if you do […]

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5 Ways to Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

  In case you are not sure exactly what carbon monoxide is, it is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It can be found just about anywhere, whether from fireplaces, stoves, furnaces, cars, grills, or other appliances. The only way a person can tell if they are being exposed to this gas is if they are […]

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4 Fireplace Accessories You Must Have in Your Home

You may think that you don’t really need anything to go with your fireplace other than wood. After all, it’s a big hole in the wall with a chimney that you throw that wood into and light it with a match. Not really a big deal, right? Well, there are a few things that we […]

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4 Common Interior Chimney Repairs

How many components do you think the inside of your chimney has? One? Two? Well, there are quite a few more than that, and they all need to be checked on a yearly basis to ensure that they are all safe for you to use. Here are 4 common interior chimney repairs: Smoke Chamber Parging […]

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3 Ways to Keep Cold Air from Creeping in Through Your Chimney

Sitting in front of your fireplace, you are supposed to be all nice and cozy. If you are feeling a cold breeze as you are sitting there or feeling that same breeze when you walk through the room when a fire is not blazing, you may have a problem. After all, cold air is supposed […]

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Which Chimney Liner Material is Best for Your Home?

  Did you know that there is a chimney liner inside your chimney? If you did, great! If you didn’t, well, you’re not alone. At least half of the homeowners we have talked to that have chimneys were not aware that their chimneys had liners. One of the reasons for this is that chimney liners […]

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What Kind of Benefits Can You Expect from a Chimney Cap?

  One chimney accessory that professionals always recommend is a chimney cap. It is installed at the top of the chimney as the name implies. Its main purpose is to shield the interior of the chimney from exposure to the elements. This will protect the internal components and enhance the life and efficiency of the […]

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Three Degrees of Creosote and Why It Needs to Be Removed

  If you have a fireplace and aren’t quite sure what creosote is, let us explain. Creosote is a thick hard buildup of debris that forms in your chimney and if you do not have it cleaned out regularly, it can catch on fire. It can also prevent air from flowing through your chimney, and […]

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The Difference between Masonry and Prefabricated Fireplaces

  The one thing that is the same between masonry and prefabricated fireplaces is that they both allow us to have wonderful fires. We can sit in front of either one of them and stay warm for hours on end on the coldest winter days. And that might be where the similarities end. After all, […]

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Reasons Your Gas Fireplace Needs Cleaning and Maintenance

  One reason why people switch from wood burning stoves and fireplaces is the desire for less maintenance. This does not mean that a gas fireplace does not need maintenance. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, regular maintenance is important regardless of the type of fireplace you own. The Presence of Deposits When […]

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