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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...

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...