Understanding the Factors That Cause Chimney Deterioration

  The lifespan of chimneys vary depending on the type, and the frequency of use. It is fair to say one starts to deteriorate from the first time it is used. Over time, as you use it more often, and whether you keep it well maintained, will affect the rate of deterioration. Regular inspections can […]

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The Problems Animals Cause in Your Chimney and How to Keep Them Out

  Animals can cause a lot of problems inside and outside of your home. While you have probably gone around and made sure that you do not have any holes that they can get into around the base of your home, have you thought about your chimney? Did you even know that animals can crawl […]

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Simple Tips for Preventing a Smoky Fireplace

  When you use your fireplace, the smoke should travel up the chimney so it is sent out of the home. If smoke builds up inside, it will not be long before the room is full of smoke. This is not only a health hazard, it also increases the risk of a fire. The problem […]

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Keep Your Laundry Room Safe by Cleaning Your Dryer Vent this Week

  Do you know when you last cleaned your dryer vent?  We are not talking about the lint trap that you most likely clean after every load of laundry.  We are referring to the long hose that leads out of your home as well as the vent that is at the back of your home.  […]

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Chimney Troubleshooting Guide for Homeowners in Drexel Hill

  The chimney is a common feature for homes in Drexel Hill, so many of these homeowners will encounter a few issues along the way. Some chimney problems are easy to diagnose, even if you are not qualified to deal with them yourself. Knowing a few of the warning signs will help you to know […]

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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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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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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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Masonry Chimney Repairs During Winter

  Winter is the time when your chimney works the hardest. With extreme cold on the outside and heat on the inside, the masonry needs to be in good condition for the chimney to function well. Chimney maintenance and repair are usually summer or fall activities. This does not always work for everyone, and in […]

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