A chimney fire is the combustion of soot or creosote – which are byproducts of burning – on the inner surfaces of chimney tiles, flue liners, stove pipes and others. Most chimney fires start inside the flue, which is a clay, ceramic or metal conduit that is designed to contain combustion products, send them to […]
Chimney downdraft occurs when smoke no longer travels up and out. Homeowners typically encounter this problem in older properties with a poorly maintained fireplace. Before your chimney issue gets worse, it’s best to pay close attention to it and address it right away.
The cold winter months might be far behind, but that shouldn’t mean your fireplaces and chimneys are “out of sight, out of mind.” Today, we share a simple care task list for your chimney this summer.
Your chimney withstands various weather elements year-round. Rainwater, melting ice and snow, and moisture can be particularly damaging as water can seep in between the bricks. Over time, spalling can occur and damage the surfaces of the brick or stone. You’ll see it peeling, flaking or popping. In some cases, the brick can also fall […]
Lightning tends to strike the tallest grounded structure in the immediate area, which in some cases, happens to be a house’s chimney. Today, we discuss what happens when lightning strikes a chimney, and what you should do about it.