When Should I Remove My Fireplace Ashes? | Apex Chimney Services

August 20, 2019
Any homeowner with a wood-burning stove or fireplace will eventually be faced with the problem of ash buildup. In today’s post, our Apex chimney contractor will discuss when ashes are actually beneficial, and when they should be removed. Why You Shouldn’t Clean Your Fireplace Ashes Every Day    A little...
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What Happens If I Leave My Fireplace Damper Open?

August 13, 2019
  Now that it’s summer, it’s important to remember to close your fireplace damper for the season. If you don’t, you’re at risk for objects—some of them alive—to come through your chimney and into your home. Below are some things that can happen if you leave your damper open! Your...
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What is Creosote, and Why is it So Dangerous? Ask an Apex Chimney Company

August 6, 2019
Longtime readers might have noticed that we discuss creosote—an oily, black substance the builds up inside chimneys—fairly often. But what, exactly, makes creosote so dangerous? In today’s Apex chimney company blog, we discuss why creosote is far from a fire hazard or a cause of a nasty smell (all though...
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Homeowners: Book Your Chimney Inspection NOW to Have It Ready by Fall!

July 23, 2019
Every year at Nexus Chimney, we face the same situation: the first crisp day of November dawns, and our phones blow up with people who want to light a warm, cozy fire—but can’t, because their chimney is dirty, broken, or uninspected. Even though we aim to serve every customer who...
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3 Common Summer Chimney Problems to Watch Out For

July 16, 2019
Since most of us use our fireplaces in the winter, it would seem like chimney problems just don’t occur in the summer. However, there are some good reasons to schedule a chimney inspection during these hot, humid months. Animals and bugs abound during the summer season, and summer storms can...
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Do I Really Need a Chimney Cap? Ask an Apex Chimney Company

July 9, 2019
Even though a chimney cap is relatively minor installation, many homeowners question whether it is necessary or not. The answer is that this small bit metal protecting your chimney can prevent countless chimney-related mishaps and save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary chimney repairs. So, unless you want headaches down...
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