Category Archives: Chimney

What Happens If You Ignore Chimney Cleaning For Too Long?

As temperatures begin to fall, people start spending more time indoors, finding comfort in front of their fireplace. However, what is often ignored is the affect the fireplace has on the chimney. While chimneys are great for giving the house an elegant and sophisticated look, as well as for keeping the temperature stable and air […]

Here’s Why You Should Only Hire a Certified Chimney Sweep

DIY hacks are great for making us feel efficient and productive. From house decor to room makeover, they have proved to be quite effective and cost-friendly. However, there are some house tasks which lie beyond the scope of DIY hacks. Processes such as chimney sweeps are highly technical and require expert training. Trying to do […]

What Happens If You Ignore Chimney Cleaning For Too Long

Getting your chimney cleaned regularly is your responsibility as a homeowner. Ignoring to do so may result in numerous hazardous circumstances, for your family and your neighborhood. Here are some things that can happen if you ignore cleaning your chimney for too long. Creosote Build-Up Creosote is an oil that is formed when the coal […]

Important Fireplace And Chimney Terms You Need To Be Aware Of

Chimneys and fireplaces can be intimidating for homeowners, new and old. However, with chimneys being so critical to the internal structure and foundation of a home, it’s important to understand how they function. Fortunately for you, we’ve combined a list of the most basic chimney and fireplace terms that you need to know as a […]

How to Choose a Chimney Cap

While it’s true that chimney caps are often used for decoration purposes, they can actually help save you money and increase overall efficiency. In the absence of a chimney cap, heat from the fireplace can escape from the top of your chimney. As a result, the temperature in your  home will drop, resulting in heating […]

Signs that Point to a Chimney Inspection

A chimney is a critical part of your home and is not something you can replace too often. Timely care and maintenance can ensure proper chimney functioning and prevent it from any significant damage. This blog post will highlight some of the common signs you should look out for that may indicate chimney damage. If […]

Smelly Chimneys: Fireplace Odors During Summer

Chimney smell is a common issue that’s often very difficult to resolve. It’s impossible to ignore, and it can trigger certain illnesses if it leads to mold buildup. If fireplace odors are stinking up your home, here are some easy tips on how to eliminate them. Ensure Cleanliness Ensure all the fireplace accessories are properly […]

How to Tell if You Need a Chimney Liner

A chimney liner is an additional layer of defense used to protect a building’s chimneys from damage. Chimney liners are typically made of metal sheeting set in cement or mortar, but they are also constructed from concrete or fired clay, bricks, tiles or corrugated metal. When Should You Get Chimney Lining? There’s a widespread misconception […]

How To Bird-Proof Your Chimney

Many households with chimneys face bird infestation problems. Birds can get stuck within chimneys or create nests, blocking the flue and becoming potential fire hazards. Chimney swifts, in particular, are known for roosting inside chimneys. They typically nest between June and August, making them a significant problem during the summer season. Chimney swifts are commonly […]

What to Expect from a Summer Chimney?

Contrary to popular opinion, chimneys do deteriorate with disuse. The long summer months that just whizz by for you may turn out to be a never-ending hiatus for your chimney. Therefore, you need to call in a chimney sweep even during this off-season, for only they can detect and address such issues. Here are some […]