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What Is Concrete Repair And Does Your Chimney Need It?

Concrete repair calls for work on masonry and concrete structures that start to lose their strength over time due to various factors. These factors ranging from weather to age, effect the structure in such a way that they often require immediate attention. Chimneys, like most masonry construction, sometimes need extensive or minor concrete repair work. […]

The Long-Term Disadvantages of Not Getting Your Chimney Cleaned

For what it’s worth, let’s say it out loud: a chimney cleaning should not be left undone for a very long period of time. Ideally, a chimney should be cleaned once every year or if you find a glazed consistency residue on the inner walls of your chimney it should be done immediately. In any […]

Why Do You Need a Timely Chimney Sweep and Why Is It Important?

When looking for a new house, one of the most popular features that most buyers look for is a fireplace. According to a survey, 46% of homebuyers are willing to pay extra for houses that contain at least one fireplace. The warm fire adds architectural energy while also providing warmth throughout the cold months. To […]

How to Clean Your Outdoor Kitchen

There is something magical about connecting with nature while cooking. But most people keep things casual in an outdoor kitchen. However, even the simplest outdoor kitchen still requires a bit more maintenance if used regularly. If you’re in the process of building an outdoor kitchen, we strongly advise going for natural-looking materials like granite and […]

Why You Need to Get Your Chimney Swept Every Summer

Your chimney is probably the last thing you’d think about this unfortunate summer. And we don’t blame you. But this doesn’t mean it’s something you should be putting on the back burner! Your chimney and fireplace kept you warm and toasty during the preceding winter months. And now that we’re well and truly into the […]

How to Improve a Drafty Fireplace

When your home’s chimney works the way it should, the fireplace will emanate enough heat to keep your house warm. A malfunctioning chimney, however, will lead to inefficient heating, while also making your property susceptible to smoke or fire damage. There are around 25,000 chimney fires in the US every year, causing thousands of dollars’ […]

Iconic Fireplaces from Your Favorite Hollywood Productions

You’re watching a movie or a T.V. show and suddenly the scene changes to something that’s intense, mysterious, intimate, scary, emotive and exciting—all at once. The ambiance of the room is incredibly important to the scene that’s unfolding before you. Every dialogue’s impact depends on the lighting, mood and scenario the director creates. With years […]

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Repair?

If you need chimney repair services, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost. Before determining that amount, though, there’s an even more important question: Can I get my insurance company to pay for it? Generally speaking, you won’t have a specific “chimney insurance” policy, since that’s a niche form of coverage. Instead, you’ll be […]

When Should You Get a Chimney Sweep?

If you’ve recently bought a house with a chimney, or if you’re unhappy with your current cleaning schedule, you may be wondering, “When should I get a chimney sweep?” This is really two questions disguised as one: How often do I need to get my chimney swept? and What’s the best time of year to […]