Common Safety Issues Found in Old Chimneys | Apex Chimneys

June 25, 2019
If you own, or are about to own, an older house, you’ll want to take a good look at the chimney. While newer homes are likely to be built in compliance with modern codes and material requirements, older homes were probably built to older standards and tend to have more...
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The Strange History of Chimney Sweeping | Nexus Chimney Services

June 18, 2019
These days, most peoples’ idea of a chimney sweep probably comes from the Mary Poppins movie, wherein a sweep named Bert sings cheerfully about the lucky life he leads. Sadly, though, the true history of chimney sweeping is far different than the Disney portrayal. For centuries, chimney sweeping was not...
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What is a Chimney Liner, and Why Does it Need an Inspection?

June 11, 2019
The chimney liner is arguably one of the most important safety components of a chimney. Today, our Apex chimney contractor explains the different types of chimney liners and why it is so critical to have them regularly inspected. Clay Chimney Liners Clay tiles are by far the most popular chimney lining...
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There’s a Squirrel in my Chimney! What to Do

June 4, 2019
Ah, spring. The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and the squirrels…are hopefully in the trees, and not in your chimney. Unfortunately, ‘tis the season to find something small and fluffy (or feathery) hanging out in your chimney flue, and the season where we spend the most time fishing...
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Why Spring Is the Best Time to Have Your Chimney Repaired

May 25, 2019
Every year at Nexus Chimney Services, the same thing happens. As soon as the first cold day of fall comes, our phones start blowing up with calls from people who need their chimneys cleaned so they can safely use their fireplaces. We wind up with so much business, we barely...
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Why It’s Important to Close Your Damper in The Summer

May 18, 2019
Now that it’s springtime, there’s one important thing to remember to do to close off your fireplace for summer: close your damper. Leaving your chimney damper open during the summer can have a number of consequences, which we will discuss below. Need more fireplace or chimney help? Call our chimney...
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