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 lining is one of the most important parts of the chimney. It channels heat and gases up through the chimney top and blocks the resulting heat from causing combustible materials from catching fire. Cracked or damaged lining isn’t good and it’s important that you replace it before you start using your chimney again.
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.
It’s important to have a chimney sweep clean your chimney before and after winter. After all, burning wood produces creosote, a highly flammable and hazardous substance that builds up in your chimney over time. What should you expect when you’re having your chimney cleaned? Securing the Work Site After inspecting your chimney, the chimney sweep […]
You light a fire in the grate, and the smoke it generates drifts up the chimney. That’s about it as far as most homeowners are concerned. But given how the chimney is one of the most important areas in a home, it doesn’t hurt to learn more about its components – like the liner, for […]