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Negative Effects of Chimney Water Damage

Spring is the time of year that water damage is seems to be the most prominent. Because much of the chimney system is hidden, a homeowner might not notice a leak until it has lasted awhile. In fact, by the time visible signs of a chimney leak are apparent, there is...

The Purpose of Chimney Caps

Chimney caps don’t just make your roof look good. It doesn’t just compliment your chimney’s shape and give it a clean and beautiful look. Your chimney cap, along with all the other parts of your chimney system, is very important for proper and safe function. When the...

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

If you have a home that has a fireplace or chimney, you probably worry a lot about flue fires, smoke alarms, and fire safety. It’s important to also pay attention to other risks which might occur without any sign whatsoever. Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur over...

A Chimney Sweeping for the New Year

This winter your chimney system is working everytime your fire is burning, and when it’s working it puts byproducts into your chimney system. These byproducts, soot and creosote, coat the insides of your chimney–all the places you cannot see–and will need...

Chimney Inspection for the New Year

It’s a New Year, and you should start it off right by taking care of your home maintenance. Don’t put your family at risk by neglecting these necessary home maintenance, especially your fireplace and chimney. Chimney inspections is an important yearly checkup to...

Have Your Chimney Cleaned for Santa

Whether you believe in Santa or not, you should schedule a chimney sweep before Christmas. Not only will your chimney and fireplace get a thorough cleaning for the Jolly Man, but it will also help your system to work better, creating a better experience and a more...

Wood to Gas Fireplace Conversions

One popular call we get every year here at Northwest Fireplace and Chimney is the conversion from wood to gas. There are great reasons to convert, the first of which is the obvious–a change in fuel to the cleanest-burning fuel available. Gas burns cleanly,...

A Clean Chimney for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is approaching, and with it, we also get cooler weather. This is the time of the year when homeowners begin to think about their fireplaces. As families begin to decorate for the holidays, plan holiday photos, and look for ways to save money, your...