Fireplace Safety Tips for Kids from Our Apex Chimney Inspection Company

October 22, 2019
Now that the weather is becoming chilly, more and more families are opening up their chimneys for the season—which also means a higher risk for fire-related accidents. Below are some simple tips to keep your children safe around your fireplace. Install Heat-Resistant Glass Doors If you have a wood-burning fireplace,...
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How to Prepare Your Chimney for Fall with Nexus Chimney Services

October 2, 2019
How to Prepare Your Chimney for Fall with Nexus Chimney Services As hot as the beginning of the month seems to have been, the chilly temperatures will arrive before you know it. Before they do, it’s a good idea to ensure your chimney is safe to use in the season...
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Bees in Your Chimney: Do’s and Don’ts | Nexus Chimney Services

September 9, 2019
Bee-lieve it or not, late summer and early fall are prime time for bee activity. The shortening days and dropping temperature send a signal to these buzzy critters that it’s time to collect as much food as possible and find a cozy place to hunker down for the winter. Unfortunately,...
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3 Common Summer Chimney Problems to Watch Out For

July 16, 2019
Since most of us use our fireplaces in the winter, it would seem like chimney problems just don’t occur in the summer. However, there are some good reasons to schedule a chimney inspection during these hot, humid months. Animals and bugs abound during the summer season, and summer storms can...
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Why Does My Chimney Smell Bad in the Summer? Apex Chimney Services

July 2, 2019
You may have noticed an acrid, burning smell coming from your fireplace that seems to get worse as the summer goes on. In today’s post our Apex chimney contractor will explain why the worst fireplace smells happen in the summer, and what you can do about it. Why Your Fireplace...
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Common Safety Issues Found in Old Chimneys | Apex Chimneys

June 25, 2019
If you own, or are about to own, an older house, you’ll want to take a good look at the chimney. While newer homes are likely to be built in compliance with modern codes and material requirements, older homes were probably built to older standards and tend to have more...
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