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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Top Signs You May Need a Cary Chimney Inspection

January 7, 2020
Top Signs You May Need a Cary Chimney Inspection If you have a chimney which you use regularly throughout the fall and winter, it’s essential to have your it inspected and cleaned at least once a year. Buildup of soot and debris, as well as other problems, can present a...
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Why Anyone (Besides Santa) Would Have Trouble Entering a House Through the Chimney

December 24, 2019
Maybe you’ve read our articles about people getting stuck in chimneys this season, or maybe you’re just wondering how the man in the big red suit does it. Or, maybe you’re nervous about a would-be burglar entering your home via chimney. Not to worry: in today’s post, our Cary chimney...
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How to Use Ashes to Make Soap from a Cary Fireplace Cleaning Company

October 8, 2019
The next time you find yourself shoveling wood ashes out of your fireplace, don’t throw them away! There are countless ways to reuse and repurpose fireplace ashes, and we’re not just talking about compost. Before household chemicals and detergents, ashes were a key component of soap, since wet ashes naturally...
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Creative Ways to Recycle Your Fireplace Ashes from our Cary Chimney Company

September 23, 2019
You probably already know that wood fireplace ashes can be recycled as a potassium-rich nourishment for plants and compost piles. But ash also has many other household uses, like polishing silver, unclogging drains and even melting ice! Below are some highly useful applications for ashes that can save you a...
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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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