When Should I Schedule a Chimney Inspection?

  People often look surprised when I tell them that summer is the best season to schedule a chimney inspection. I actually have good reason for that recommendation and part of it boils down to scheduling conflicts. It becomes very difficult to schedule everyone along the Main Line during September or October. The summer months […]

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Is Your Fireplace not Giving Enough Heat? Here are Some Ways to Fix This

  Few things are as relaxing as sitting in front of a roaring fireplace on a cold winter night. One of the good things about using the fireplace for warmth is that it can help to lower your energy costs. It is also considered sustainable since most wood sources are easy to regrow. Unfortunately, we […]

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How to Avoid Hearing the Dreaded Diagnosis of Water Damage During a Chimney Inspection

  Water damage; it’s something every homeowner fears. Many times we hear it when we’ve had ongoing plumbing problems or chimney leaks that have damaged other areas of the home. We may be looking at serious issues like structural weakness or black mold by the time we even realize there’s a problem. Early detection through […]

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How Important is it to Repair and Prevent Chimney Leaks?

  Homeowners become accustomed to certain problems that crop up with the home in time. Whether it was a problem with the dishwasher last week and the HVAC this week or vice versa, most homeowners can strike up a random conversation with a fellow homeowner about the latest catastrophe. That’s why home improvement centers are […]

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Could Your Chimney Venting Problem be Serious?

A chimney has one main function, and that is to channel smoke from a fireplace or other type of heat source, out of the home. To do this properly, internal components have to be in the best condition, which is not always the case in some homes. One sore point for homeowners where chimneys are […]

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Choose the Best Chimney Cap for Your Home

A chimney cap is one of the hardest working elements in, well on, your home. This item not only keeps rain and snow from falling down your chimney, it also keeps out sticks, dirt, other debris, and critters. When you install a chimney cap, you are ensuring that your chimney stays intact for a longer […]

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What Summer Rains can Mean For Your Chimney

Most of the time, rain is a welcome feature of nature, but for property owners it can bring a number of problems. As the summer starts to heat up, the rains can offer some relief. If your chimney is not in the best shape, you will find this out quickly. Chimney leaks can be a […]

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What is that Odor Coming from My Chimney and What Can I do About It?

There are a few things that can cause the odors that are coming from your chimney and the best way to determine what is causing the smell and get rid of it is to call and have your chimney cleaned and inspected. You can use a powerful flashlight and look up the chimney to see […]

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Take Advantage of Summer and Decorate the Fireplace Fire Box

We all understand how difficult it is to decorate the fireplace during the fall and winter months. We have to move everything and disrupt the decor throughout the room just to start a fire to knock the chill out of the room or to enjoy that cozy glow. But we rarely start the fireplace during […]

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Summer is the Best Time to Protect and Repair Your Chimney

Homeowners who routinely have the chimney inspected and professionally cleaned understand that they will receive a repair and protect diagnosis at some point. The chimney is very sturdy, but it is not indestructible. It isn’t an out of sight – out of mind thing that you can just avoid. We always recommend that chimney waterproofing […]

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