Chimney Caps & Chase Covers: What’s the Difference?

September 2, 2019
At Nexus Chimney Services, we love providing our customers with the best chimney cleaning and chimney repair in Apex. That’s why we offer our clients both steel chimney caps and chase covers to protect your chimneys from weather and other elements. But what are chimney caps and chase covers, and...
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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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How to Stop Chimney Swifts from Invading Your Chimney

April 24, 2019
Now that it’s spring, you’ve probably noticed birds building nests in trees, bushes, empty mailboxes, and pretty much any other spot they can find. One place you really don’t want birds nesting? In your chimney. The very worst offender is probably the chimney swift, who can occupy chimneys in the...
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What to Prepare for Each Season With Your Chimney

February 20, 2019
Making Sure you’re Using Seasoned Wood Seasoned wood is important because it reduces the moisture buildup and therefore reduces the creosote buildup in your chimney. Wood should be dried for at least 6 months before use to ensure the wood is dry enough for use. Removing Ash Buildup Removing ash...
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The 5 Most Common Chimney Issues

January 13, 2019
This article will help you identify the five most common issues that will occur with ownership of a chimney. If you experience any of these issues, contact your local chimney sweep to help resolve them immediately. Creosote Owning a wood burning fireplace and can be very relaxing and great way...
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3 Things Responsible Wood-Burning Fireplace Owners Do

December 21, 2018
Owning a wood burning fireplace is a nice decorative piece for any home and can also provide some much-needed warmth during the winter months. Owning a fireplace is a responsibility however and should be treated with care. A fireplace that receives no care can be a hazard but there are...
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