Holiday Decorating Tips

Tis the season for family gatherings and holiday parties. If you’re anything like us, you show your holiday cheer by decorating your home with light’s, wreaths, a Christmas tree and other holiday decorations. Since your fireplace is the centerpiece of your home’s...

Leaky Chimney Make a Mess

A large portion of your chimney is outside of your home. This means that your chimney is constantly exposed to the elements. Constant exposure to snow, rain, and ice means that your chimney’s structure may be starting to deteriorate, causing water to leak into your...

We Can Build a New Fireplace

A fireplace can provide wonderful aesthetics and well as bring a warm and cozy feeling to any home. It’s no wonder that fireplaces are highly sought after to potential homebuyers. Furthermore, fireplaces add anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 more value to any home. With...

We Renovate Chimneys in Historic Homes

Do you own an older, historic home? Most historic houses were built with a fireplace and chimney. As homeowners of these older houses started to renovate their heating systems, often times the fireplace would be covered up and the chimney redesigned to work with newer...

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?...