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The Purpose of a Smoke Chamber

The chimney system is one that is very important to the proper function and safety of the fireplace. The firebox holds the fire and the chimney—more specifically, the flue—vents the fire. The space where the smoke travels to rise up into the flue is called the smoke...

Repairing Your Flashing Before Fall

After a long summer, it’s important to have your chimney prepared for fall. If the fireplace and chimney aren’t ready for the first fire of the season, it may put your family at risk, your home at risk, and may result in a few cold nights. Flashing–A Common...

Converting Wood Fireplaces to Gas

Summer is nearing its end and that means it’s time to think about your winter heat. Homeowners who depend on wood for their fire heat may be stressing about properly seasoned firewood and whether or not they have some. If you struggle each year to maintain enough...

The Importance of a Chase Top

As a homeowner with a fireplace and chimney, it’s important to keep up with your chimney system. It’s one of the largest systems in your home, and the condition can affect everything inside your home. If your chimney is missing a part–especially a chase...

The Process of Chimney Masonry Rebuilds

There are many reasons for a chimney rebuild. Your chimney may be badly damaged or it may need some cosmetic updates. Many homeowners work on their chimney and fireplace before a home sale or refinancing because it can boost the property value substantially. Whatever...

Schedule Your Early Chimney Sweep

It may not seem like a big deal right now, but spring and summer is the best time for chimney maintenance. Clean your chimney now, and you don’t have to worry about it until burn season. You also won’t need another inspection this year and can save money this...