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What You Need To Know About Your Chimney’s Air Quality?

OK, so that’s probably not a question you ever thought to ask, but let’s just pretend you did—you know for giggles and all that. Because (believe it or not) we’ve actually got a lot to say about air quality. In fact, that’s one of the most important things we do for our customers—making your home Read more

How To Prevent A House Fire?

Everyone is used to the idea of smoke coming out of his or her chimney, but if you see flames and sparks…you likely have a chimney fire. The key question is, how can these situations be prevented and what do you do to keep your home and family safe?  It is important to have a Read more

What’s Causing My Chimney To Smell?

Fireplace smells and chimney odor problems can be attributed to a handful of different things. The root cause of the majority of fireplace smells, however, is creosote deposits—a natural byproduct of burning wood—inside your chimney. The odors are usually worse in the summer when the humidity is high, on rainy days, and/or when your air Read more

The Science of Combustion

To create fire, you need heat, oxygen, and fuel. If there is too much of one or too little of another – you will have significant issues with both performance and safety. Read more

Water Damage and Your Chimney

Unfortunately, if your chimney isn’t equipped with a chimney cap or top-sealing damper, of if your chimney brick and mortar has seen better days, there’s a chance that your chimney is leaking and causing water damage to your home. This water damage is nothing to sneeze at—or turn a blind eye to—as a little damage Read more