The Importance of Properly Seasoned Firewood

When it comes to the type of fuel you use in your wood burning fireplace, the type of firewood you choose to burn can have a big impact on the quality of your fire. Many people do not realize that having wood that has been properly seasoned is extremely important to...

What is a Smoke Chamber?

When it comes to maintaining your chimney, there is one component of your chimney system that is often overlooked – the smoke chamber. It is often overlooked because a lot of chimney technicians find it hard to work on and will ignore it when performing their...

The Benefits of a Top Mounted Damper

A damper is one of the most important components of your chimney. The main purpose of your damper is to seal your fireplace shut when it is not in use. This allows heated air to stay inside of your house and keep cold air from coming into your house through the...

The 3 Levels of Chimney Inspections

Most homeowners know that routine chimney inspections are important to the health and longevity of your fireplace and chimney, but did you know that there are three different levels of chimney inspections? The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has three...

The Dangers of Creosote Buildup

Chimneys bring a sense of warmth and enjoyment to your home, but there are precautions that you must keep in mind when you own a wood burning fireplace. Burning wood creates a substance called creosote, which, left untreated, can be a hazard. What is Creosote?...

Why Does My Chimney Smell?

Unpleasant odors that originate from the fireplace can make it difficult for you to enjoy life at home. These odors are smelly, embarrassing and may seem impossible to get rid of with regular household air fresheners. You shouldn’t be discouraged by your smelly...

Why CSIA Certification Matters

When you hire a chimney sweep, you expect the that they will do the job correctly. You also want someone you can trust to give you the service you need without adding on any unnecessary costs. It can be difficult to find a chimney sweep that meets all these criteria,...