Cold Air Coming Through Your Chimney? Learn Why From Our Apex Chimney Sweep

November 26, 2019
If you’ve been noticing a chill in the air, even when a fire is burning full-blaze in the fireplace, there is most likely a downdraft of cool air entering your home through the chimney. Fortunately, this is a common problem and one that’s usually fairly easy to solve. Keep reading...
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Our Apex Chimney Contractor Explains How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

November 19, 2019
Carbon monoxide (CO) claims the lives of more 500 people in the United States every year. Odorless and invisible, it can leak through fireplaces and other fuel-burning appliances, unnoticed until it builds up to deadly amounts. CO is the number one cause of poisoning fatalities in the U.S., and faulty...
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Our Durham Chimney Contractor Explains How to Start a Fire in a Cold Fireplace

November 12, 2019
When the weather outside is frightful, there’s nothing more relaxing than a warm, cozy fire. Unfortunately, sometimes that cold winter air can make it difficult to start that fire. In today’s blog post, our Apex chimney contractors will share some tips on what to do if you’re struggling to get...
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What to Do In the Event of a Chimney Fire From Our Cary Chimney Company

November 5, 2019
Regular chimney inspections, chimney cleanings, and repairs can all prevent chimney fires. However, what with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you might forget to schedule your chimney inspection; and there is always the possibility of an unforeseen accident. Below is more information on recognizing and controlling a chimney...
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Fireplace Safety Tips for Kids from Our Apex Chimney Inspection Company

October 22, 2019
Now that the weather is becoming chilly, more and more families are opening up their chimneys for the season—which also means a higher risk for fire-related accidents. Below are some simple tips to keep your children safe around your fireplace. Install Heat-Resistant Glass Doors If you have a wood-burning fireplace,...
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Dirty Chimney? Watch Out for These Common Health Hazards 

October 15, 2019
Your fireplace does wonders to keep you nice and toasty in the dead of winter. Unfortunately, the same fireplace that can be a lifesaver can also negatively impact your health if it becomes dirty. Carbon monoxide poisoning, respiratory problems, eye and skin irritation, and animal-transmitted diseases can all result from...
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