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 […]
What You Need to Know About Chimney Leaks
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 […]
Fireplace Cracks: Causes and How to Deal With Them
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 […]
Why Pay Attention to Chimney Sweeps and Inspections?
The fireplace is often what you enjoy most during winter. When cold days and nights are over, it is a perfect time to get a spring cleaning. Spring is better than summer for chimney repairs and inspections. The temperature isn’t too hot. Plus, when summer comes, heat and humidity could cause your chimney to release unpleasant […]
The 3 Most Common Causes of Masonry Chimney Damage
The chimney is built to last a lifetime. Yet, these components are not immune to the ravages of time, and what most homeowners don’t know is that they are just as susceptible to weather and other factors as the rest of the house.