Remember to Close Your Chimney Damper for Summer!

June 16, 2020
Now that warm weather is here to stay, there’s one important thing to do before you start enjoying some summer fun: remember to close your fireplace damper! Leaving your fireplace damper open during the summer can have a number of consequences, some expensive and some dangerous for your health. In...
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Our Apex Chimney Inspector Explains How to Stop Chimney Swifts

May 15, 2020
While many types of birds have been known to nest in chimneys, the worst offender is doubtlessly the chimney swift. These deceptively harmless-looking little birds can occupy chimneys in the hundreds or thousands, causing a fire and sanitation hazard for homeowners. Even worse, since they are a protected species, chimney...
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How to Close Out Your Fireplace for Spring & Summer | Nexus Chimney

April 15, 2020
With the days getting warmer and longer, it’s time to think about closing down your fireplace for the summer season, when it’s likely to see very little use. Keep reading to learn how to close your chimney system safely, without damaging your fireplace or its accessories, from our Apex chimney...
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Top Home Repair Jobs You Should Never DIY | Apex Chimney Services

March 15, 2020
Determined weekend warriors may be inclined to tackle any home repair job that comes their way in order to save money and learn a new skill in the process. However, there are some home repair jobs that just aren’t worth the risk. Here are some common home improvement jobs that...
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There’s a Squirrel in my Chimney! Our Cary Chimney Contractor Shares What to Do 

February 15, 2020
Hearing scratching, scuttling sounds in your chimney that are definitely not the sound smoke makes? You probably have a squirrel trapped in your flue. Here’s what to do (and what not to do) according to our Cary chimney contractor.  Confirm that it is, in fact, a squirrel Many of our...
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Chimney Anatomy 101: Knowing Your Chimney from Top to Bottom

January 28, 2020
A chimney might look pretty simple from the outside, but it’s actually a very complex system of internal and external components. While there’s no sense in becoming a chimney expert—(that’s our job!)—being able to identify the basic parts of your chimney can help us troubleshoot a potential issue over the...
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