Enjoying some quality time by the fire is one of the best moments in winter, whether by yourself or with a loved one. Some hot chocolate, a good book or some relaxing music should complete the ambiance. This scenario, however, is only possible if your chimney is in good shape. This is why you should […]
A gas fireplace can provide plenty of warmth during the colder months, and they’re a bit cleaner than their wood-fueled counterparts. However, you should keep an eye out for certain issues to keep your fireplace and the rest of your home safe. Here’s a quick guide to these issues so you can have them fixed ASAP.
A clean dryer duct is essential in making sure your HVAC system is running efficiently and circulating safe, clean air indoors. Because cleaning and ductwork requires a lot of skill and the right gear, you should always hire a pro to clean things up. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you can expect to happen throughout […]
Spalling or the crumbling of chimney masonry is a sign that moisture has managed to infiltrate your chimney masonry. Normally, a chimney’s built-in features would prevent water from entering chimney masonry. However, years of exposure to the elements can cause cracks in the masonry and weaken the mortar, creating openings through which water can infiltrate […]
Whenever you burn wood in the fireplace, some of the heat escapes through the chimney. Fortunately, there are several ways to increase your fireplace’s heat output and make it burn more efficiently.