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Is it Time to Replace Your Chimney Liner?

At Above & Beyond Chimney Service, we’re a family-owned and operated company with over 25 years of industry experience, serving homeowners throughout Southern Massachusetts with the very best chimney and fireplace care. Our technicians have extensive training and experience, and we’re committed to providing you with the most durable, longest-lasting products and installations guaranteed. What’s Read more

Common Causes of a Smoke Filled Home

Your chimney’s flue is designed to help smoke and carbon monoxide move from your fireplace, up and outside of the home. A fireplace pushing smoke into the house maybe be a sign that one of these problems is present in your chimney system. Creosote blockage As you burn wood, it can start to create a Read more

Common Causes of Chimney Moisture Damage

Nothing is quite as relaxing as unwinding in front of a warm fireplace after a long, cold New England day. Of course, in order to enjoy this, you need a fully functioning fireplace and chimney system. Unfortunately, moisture damage may be causing chimney issues. There are five common causes of chimney moisture damage. Let’s start by Read more

Can I Prevent Excess Chimney Creosote Buildup?

This is a good question, and it’s one professional chimney technicians get all the time. Preventing excess creosote in the chimney is one of the things over which a homeowner has a lot of control. First, what is creosote? Creosote is a flammable byproduct of smoke condensation in your flue. It can be sticky, puffy Read more

Maintaining Your Chimney and Fireplace

If you use a fireplace with any regularity during the cold season, it’s in your best interests to provide the necessary chimney & fireplace maintenance and usage practices that will help avoid serious damage and safety risks to your home & family. Here are six tips for getting the most out of your fireplace/chimney system. Read more