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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 […]

Assessing and Remedying Chimney and Fireplace Drafts

At Creative Masonry & Chimney, our various chimney and fireplace services benefit our clients in both safety and comfort areas alike. Take our chimney sweep and cleaning services, for instance, which both keep your chimney and fireplace working safely and increase your basic comfort simultaneously through the elimination of debris or other contaminants that may […]

Top Areas for Summer Chimney and Fireplace Upkeep

With summer coming into full swing, homeowners with chimneys in their houses may naturally think of this as a down season for this area. The chimney and fireplace tend to be used less often in the summer than winter, so it’s understandable to assume that upkeep and overall concern for these areas are lower during […]

Spotting and Avoiding Chimney and Masonry Scammers

At Creative Masonry & Chimney, we’re proud to serve as your one-stop shop for all chimney and masonry services. From chimney sweeps and basic maintenance services to full masonry repairs and contracting needs, we’ve got you covered for an affordable rate. Unfortunately, we’re aware that not all “professionals” in our industry are quite as reputable […]

Signs Your Home Needs Chimney Sweeping Services

For any home that contains a fireplace and chimney, chimney sweeps and cleaning services are a must. Valuable for keeping an important area clear of debris and allowing proper air flow, among other things, chimney sweep services are simple and affordable. At Creative Masonry & Chimney, we’re proud to offer high-quality chimney sweep services to all […]

Understanding and Preparing for Chimney Sweep Services

When it comes to the basic maintenance and upkeep of both your fireplace and chimney, chimney sweeping services are atop the list of simple services. Vital for keeping things both safe and efficient in these important home areas, chimney sweeps are affordable services that help ward off far more expensive and time-consuming issues down the […]

Chimney Inspections: NFPA 211 Chimney Safety Standards

Before January, 2000 were done at the discretion of chimney sweeps who were not required to follow any specific policy or guidelines. This created a cause and effect situation in which many chimneys were left uninspected, or poorly checked, when they were actually in a serious state of disrepair. The end result was a high […]