Top Home Repair Jobs You Should Never DIY | Apex Chimney Services

March 15, 2020
Determined weekend warriors may be inclined to tackle any home repair job that comes their way in order to save money and learn a new skill in the process. However, there are some home repair jobs that just aren’t worth the risk. Here are some common home improvement jobs that...
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How to Choose the Best Firewood for Your Apex Chimney

January 21, 2020
Firewood might look pretty similar from one batch to the next, but different types of wood burn very differently. Not all firewood produces the same results, even if it’s properly seasoned.  You may be looking for firewood that crackles nicely; wood that burns efficiently without creating excessive heat; or wood...
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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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Don’t Get Burned — 4 Tips for Hiring an Apex Chimney Sweep

December 31, 2019
There are many places where you can, and should, cut corners when planning your annual budget. Chimney inspections are not one of them. Despite their simple-seeming outer appearance, chimneys are actually very complex, and hiring a chimney sweep who doesn’t know what he or she is doing can have devastating...
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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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Top People Who Have Gotten Stuck in a Chimney This Season

December 17, 2019
Ah, Christmas. ‘Tis the season for twinkling lights, mugs of eggnog, and news stories of people getting stuck in their chimneys. While some of these chimney victims entered intentionally, and others fell in by accident, they all have one thing in common: they got stuck. Below are some of the...
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