When was the last time you used your chimney? If you haven’t used it for a long time, you may want to perform a chimney smoke test to check the safety of your chimney system. Also known as a chimney leakage test, it is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your flue is […]
When you notice a water stain on your ceiling or walls, you’ll probably assume that it came from your roofing system. You may be right for the most part, but determining the specific cause of the water stain requires a more thorough inspection. It’s possible that the leaks could be coming from your chimney, which […]
Even if you don’t use your fireplace all the time, you should always be on the lookout for cracks or other signs of damage. The cracks that appear in your fireplace are caused by different factors, especially the type of material used. As such, you’ll need to get it routinely inspected and maintained if you […]
If you own a traditional masonry fireplace, it should have a chimney damper. This is an essential component of your chimney, and it’s located in the flue to help control ventilation. Since the chimney damper plays an important role in your chimney system, it’s good to have an understanding of its basics. You can ask […]
The chimney is one of those home features that can get easily neglected. When it’s not given proper care and attention, this part of your home can provide a conducive environment for debris to accumulate and animals to nest.