Thunderstorms and heavy rain showers are a sight to cherish. They offer a sweet replacement for the scorching summer sun and happen to be a blessing for our gardens and lawns. However, one unpleasant thing that these heavy rains often bring along them is a leaking chimney—making you cut your celebrations short and dial chimney […]
Your home’s chimney has served you well over the past years, keeping your toes warm and your marshmallows toasty! However, for the last round, you couldn’t help but feel like something is a little off. Now that its summertime, take the chance and give your chimney a good look. It might be trying to tell […]
The chimney liner is arguably the most important component of your chimney; this is because it has the tough job of containing flames, smoke, and heat, so your home remains safe. There are 25,000 chimney fires in the US every year; a chimney liner can prevent your house from being part of this scary statistic.
Have you ever noticed a white powdery substance on your chimney? Without regular maintenance, this substance will build up, and soon, your brick structure will no longer look as refined and elegant as it once did. The accumulation of mineral deposits is referred to as efflorescence. It occurs when moisture seeps into the cracks and […]
If your house in Connecticut has a chimney, you know all too well the importance of keeping it in optimal condition, even if it’s not used at the moment. Chimney care and maintenance is a critical part of home safety, and often includes extensive repair work and replacements to keep the structure up and running. […]
If you’re living in an old house, you may have noticed that your chimney is crumbling in some areas. Chimneys are sturdy structures, but with time, exposure to the elements can cause them to weaken Moreover, high levels of moisture within the structure of the chimney can lead to “spalling,” which can cause it to […]
With spring around the corner, it’s essential to clean the house and to maintain your fireplace in particular. Your chimney and hearth have probably seen a lot of use over the past few months, with winter months calling for lots of warm nights by the fire—but now it’s time to clear the air. There are important […]