Decorate Your Hearth for the Fall Season Safely

Cooler temperatures, shorter days, and falling red, orange, and yellow leaves. These are all signs that fall is upon us and we will all be spending more and more time inside our homes. If you are anything like us, that time indoors involves decorating for the new season and adding unique touches everywhere.  One of […]

Read More

4 Fall Chores that Need to Be at the Top of Your List

The lazy days of summer will soon be behind us and that means that it is almost time to kick things up a notch and begin our fall chores. Yes, we know that you are not ready and we are not ready either, but these jobs are necessary if we all want to make sure […]

Read More

How to Know When it’s Time to Clean Your Chimney

While it is usually recommended that you clean your chimney once a year, it is not always so straightforward. The development of creosote inside the chimney does not always happen at the same rate. This can be influenced by the type of wood you use, how dry it is, and the number of fires you […]

Read More

5 Reasons You Should Schedule Your Chimney Cleaning as You are Planning Your Summer Vacation

It’s summer and we know that you are busy. There’s always something to do, someone to see, somewhere to go, etc… We understand how busy things are for your family and trust us, we can relate! We want you to enjoy your summer and not have to worry about anything else, but there are certain […]

Read More

Summer Maintenance Tips that Will Keep Your Chimney in Tip Top Shape for Winter

Now that the summer season is about to kick off, spring cleaning should not be the only thing on your mind. Having used your fireplace throughout the previous winter, the chimney will need some attention. When you put together your summer home maintenance checklist, the chimney should be on it. With all this great summer […]

Read More

Common Summer Chimney Problems and How to Defeat Them

While a chimney can make you more comfortable during the winter season, it needs maintenance to keep doing its job. The winter and rainy seasons take a toll on the structure, and this is not noticed until the warm summer months arrive. The warmer period can pose its own problems for the chimney that you […]

Read More

Chimney Maintenance: Summertime Tips to Keep Your Chimney Healthy

Sunny days, warmer temperatures, and vacations galore – Summer has arrived! This is not generally the time of year that you are thinking about your chimney, but maybe you should be. A little maintenance now can save you a lot of headaches when the cold winter weather quickly approaches in a few short months. Our […]

Read More

10 Little Things You Need to Know about Your Fireplace and Chimney

You have probably been looking at your fireplace and chimney for many years, yet you most likely know very little about both of them. They may keep you warm during those cold winter days and nights, but their history is more intriguing than you could ever imagine. Here are 10 little things that you should […]

Read More

Include Your Chimney in Your Spring Cleaning

  The sun is shining, your windows are wide open, and the birds are chirping. Spring is finally in the air! The fresh air coming into your house from the outside is going to make you want to do some spring cleaning, so that everything inside your home smells fresh, just like the outdoors. You […]

Read More

CSIA Chimney Sweep Tools of the Trade

  Everyone who grew up watching Disney movies remembers Dick Van Dyke covered in soot singing and dancing on the rooftops. His group of like-minded chimney sweeps and ragamuffins sang catchy little songs like Chim Chim Cheree and Step in Time while cleaning out chimneys throughout London. While this was a very fun movie to […]

Read More