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5 Winter Fireplace & Chimney Care Tips

A roaring fire is soothing in the dead of winter. But to completely enjoy your fires, you want to make sure your fireplace and chimney system is in good shape and working safely. Here are five tips for important winter fireplace and chimney care. 1. Ensure smooth drafting Several things can impede the drafting of Read more

Is it Possible to Remove My Chimney Breast Wall?

If you’re asking this question, you’ve probably got a space issue in the room where your fireplace sits and figure that your intrusive chimney breast wall could be removed and give you more room. This job is performed regularly by licensed chimney companies and skilled masons and builders. However, the removal of a breast wall Read more

How to Prevent Common Winter Chimney Problems

Chimneys, like all other household appliances and systems, function best when you keep them maintained. With chimneys, time seems to fly by and it’s one of those “out of sight, out of mind,” things, and before you know it, the chimney is malfunctioning and possibly dangerous. Here’s how to address common winter chimney problems and Read more

5 Reasons Your Chimney Needs a Chimney Cap

Chimney caps sit at the top of chimneys and guard the flue openings and the chimney structure. If you’re operating your chimney without a secure cap, you’re asking for trouble – possibly sooner rather than later. Here are five reasons your chimney needs a well-built chimney cap. 1. A chimney cap is different from a Read more

Are Chimney-Cleaning Logs Worth the Investment?

Everybody’s looking for quick and easy ways to do things these days. This is good in many applications, but not so good in others. Chimney-cleaning logs are advertised as an effective way to keep flammable creosote out of your chimney, not only saving you time and money but also possibly preventing a serious chimney fire. Read more