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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
What is a Chimney Liner, and Why Does it Need an Inspection?
June 11, 2019
The chimney liner is arguably one of the most important safety components of a chimney. Today, our Apex chimney contractor explains the different types of chimney liners and why it is so critical to have them regularly inspected. Clay Chimney Liners Clay tiles are by far the most popular chimney lining...read more
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...read more
Chimney Cap vs. Top Sealing Dampers
November 25, 2018
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...read more
Do I Have a Spark Guard? Ask an Apex Chimney Repair Blog
November 11, 2018
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....read more
Do I Need a Chimney Liner?
July 24, 2018
Most people think of the fireplace and outside of your chimney but have you ever thought about what’s inside your chimney. It is recommended by the CSIA that all chimneys be equipped with clay, ceramic, or metal conduit to contain the combustion products, and direct them to the outside atmosphere....read more