Chimneys may be an optional fixture in your home, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep up with their maintenance. One of the parts of a chimney that you should always maintain is the chimney liner. However, as most homeowners aren’t even aware of its existence, it’s easy to forget to replace or maintain this […]
Most homeowners think a chimney cricket is optional, but, for chimneys of a certain width, they’re a necessity. In fact, the NFPA 211 Standards and International Residential Code made chimney crickets a requirement for chimneys with a width over 30 inches. Chimneys located on the downward slope of a roof will also likely need a […]
A lot of chimneys aren’t code compliant. In fact, many fail to meet the minimum height requirements, better known as the 3-2-10 rule. And, since non-compliance can cause safety issues as well as the fact chimney height isn’t grandfathered in, it’s imperative for homeowners to ensure their chimneys are up to code.
Your fireplace should be a great addition to your home, but you must be careful because it can also be dangerous. So, it’s important to understand fireplace safety before using this home element.
Making sure you hire a professional and competent chimney sweep is as important as doing preventive maintenance on your chimneys. Doing background checks on every sweep you come across online takes up a lot of your time. So, to move the process along, Chimney Doctors, your trusted chimney relining experts, gives a few sweep-hunting tips.