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What Do Inspectors Find During Routine Chimney Inspections?

The ideal chimney inspection turns up no problems, and the chimney inspector gives it a complete bill of health. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Many things can happen to a chimney over time, especially one that’s used regularly. Here are some chimney issues inspectors often uncover during routine chimney inspections. Leaky chimney Chimney leaks […] Read more

Repair Your Chimney for Winter Warmth & Safety

As southern New Hampshire gets ready for another unpredictable winter with its ice storms and blizzards and sub-zero weather, the fall is a good time to make sure your chimney is ready to perform predictably to get you through the season safely. Here’s a checklist of “must-do’s” for your chimney and fireplace this fall. Visually […] Read more

Why Does My Chimney Have White Stains?

White staining, or efflorescence, is caused when excess moisture within the chimney structure seeps through the bricks and evaporates on their outer surfaces. The white discoloration is caused by naturally occurring salts that have been washed out of the bricks. You may read that description and say, “Okay, that explains that.” But it actually only […] Read more

Crown Repair and Rebuild

Every part of the chimney system has an important job that helps the chimney vent the fireplace properly and last as long as it should. The biggest culprit shortening the lives of chimneys across the country is water. Rainwater, snow, ice, and even humidity in the air can damage the chimney system. According to the […] Read more

From Historical to Modern, We Repair & Restore

Throughout New England, there are historical homes that reach back into the 1800s. New Hampshire is lucky to have many historical homes that have been well-loved and cared for as well as new constructions. Because we strive to offer services to our friends and neighbors in the area, bringing comfort and safety into each home, we […] Read more

Three Levels of Chimney Inspections

Your chimney is one of the most important systems in your home. Neglecting it may lead to damage and danger, putting your property and your family at risk. Just like you schedule routine service appointments for your cars, it’s also important to schedule chimney maintenance. Safe and Efficient Chimneys According to the National Fire Protection […] Read more

Real Estate Chimney Inspections

Chimney inspections are important for the safety and efficiency of your system. However, regular chimney inspection and real estate chimney inspections are quite different. A real estate chimney inspection is more thorough than a standard level one inspection, which is only an assessment of the chimney. However, a level one inspection is more thorough than […] Read more

What You Need to Know About Water Entry

Homeowners should always be aware of water and its affects on their home. Whether it’s how it enters your home or how to resolve the issue before a serious problem occurs, it’s important to keep up with these issues. One of the most common entry points for water is the chimney system—something often overlooked and […] Read more

Clogged Chimney Caps

Every chimney that is safe and efficient is also protected against water penetration. In New Hampshire, New England winters make it essential to protect against winter damage caused by the water freezing and thawing. An uncapped flue will be exposed to water year-round, leading to costly damage and unsafe conditions. Cap your chimney, and make […] Read more

Late Season Fire Danger

Spring may mean the end of winter, but it doesn’t always mean the end of the fire-burning season. Many homeowners continue to use their fire appliances and chimneys throughout spring to avoid cranking up the air conditioning unit too early. This saves money but may increase the risk of flue fire. It’s important to use […] Read more