Why You Shouldn’t Attempt DIY Chimney Repair | Cary Chimney Repair

August 27, 2019
If your chimney is cracked, crumbling, smelly, or leaning, you might be tempted to tackled the job yourself. However, attempting a chimney cleaning or chimney repair yourself is ineffective at best, and downright dangerous at worst. Here are some reasons why chimney work is best left to the professionals. A...
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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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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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