What to Prepare for Each Season With Your Chimney

June 20, 2017
Making Sure your 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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Chimney Cap vs. Top Sealing Dampers

April 25, 2017
If you’ve ever seen the top of your chimney you’ve probably seen a cap or damper covering the chimney flue. These covers are important for the safety of your chimney as well as keeping pests and other issues from occurring inside your chimney and preventing the elements and nature from...
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Do I Have a Spark Guard?

April 11, 2017
If you have a chimney cap you are required by code to also have a spark guard. Also known as a spark arrestor, these screens attach to the cap to help prevent sparks or other hot debris from exiting the chimney and catching fire to the roof of your home....
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Why Do I Need a New Chase Cover?

March 28, 2017
A chase cover is important part of a chimney, it is typically a metal cap that seals the top of the chimney from water, debris, and animals from entering the chimney. They are typical of pre-fabricated and sided chases. They are sometimes seen on older masonry chimney as an added...
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3 Things Responsible Wood-Burning Fireplace Owners Do

February 21, 2017
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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5 Most Common Chimney Issues

December 13, 2016
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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