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 […]
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.
Keeping your chimneys well-functioning for many years means having regular inspections done to make sure that they are kept in good condition and that your home is kept safe at all times. As certified chimney masonry repair and maintenance experts, our team at Chimney Doctors is guided by the three levels of chimney inspections set […]
Performing your own inspection on a chimney, fireplace or stove isn’t exactly difficult, but it’s a messy endeavor that requires a bit of strategy to do properly. It’s also easy to miss warning signs of potential problems that you should ideally head off before they become more costly concerns.
Contrary to what most homeowners believe, the chimney isn’t low maintenance. It needs care and attention as well, and neglecting its problems can lead to serious and more costly concerns in the future.