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Schedule an Early Chimney Sweeping Before the Fall Rush

The closer we get to the holiday season, the busier it is for chimney sweeps. During the fall, many homeowners are rushing to get their fireplace ready for winter, making this the busiest time for chimney professionals, especially here in New Hampshire, where evening temperatures hover just above freezing in October. So, if you wait […] Read more

Types of Chimney Repairs You Need to Address Right Away

Your fireplace and chimney will provide years of warmth and enjoyment. After the winter season, it’s easy to forget about the chimney until the cold weather returns. However, chimney problems can occur at any time. It can be difficult for homeowners to determine when repairs are needed, especially if it has been some time since […] Read more

Summer Is A Great Time For A Fabulous Chimney Facelift

Now that you’re not using your fireplace and chimney every day, maybe you’ve begun to notice that your chimney isn’t looking all that great. Perhaps it has faded or become stained or has areas of ugly damage. Is there anything you can do to improve the appearance of your always-visible chimney? There are a variety […] Read more

What to Do if Lightning Strikes Your Chimney

If you live in an area prone to lightning strikes, it’s a good idea to take a look at your chimney after a thunder and lightning storm. From your place safe inside your home, you may not even be aware that lightning has hit the chimney. For this reason, it’s important to check for chimney […] Read more

What is the long, steel tubing I saw being installed in my neighbor’s chimney?

When spring and summer arrives, many homeowners take advantage of the warmer weather for their spring-cleaning chores and working on home improvement projects. With the fireplace taking center stage for much of the winter, the warmer months are the perfect time of year to replace cracked or worn chimney liners.  What is a Chimney Liner […] Read more

Why is My Chimney Rusting?

The chimney is one of the most visible features of a home. While brick chimneys are durable structures built to withstand a crackling fire in the fireplace, they are not indestructible. The chimney comprises several different components, some of which are metal. These components, including the damper, smoke shelf, and flashing, are susceptible to rusting.  […] Read more

Do All Chimneys Need Cleaning?

This is a good question, because there are several different types of supplemental heating appliances, and not all of them need the same level of cleaning and maintenance. Let’s look at fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts and learn about the cleaning requirements for their chimneys or vent systems. Wood-burning fireplaces, stoves and inserts These wood-burning […] Read more

The 4 Main Causes of Chimney Damage & Chimney Fires

Chimneys can suffer damage in several different ways – some that are preventable, some that aren’t. Let’s look at both kinds and talk about how you should address them. Poor workmanship in building the chimney If defects were built into the chimney when it was constructed, damage at some level down the line is likely. […] Read more

What To Do With Your Fireplace In Warm Weather

Just because winter is over doesn’t mean that your fireplace has to look dull and boring. There are many things you can do to enhance this natural focal point and make it the centerpiece of your living space in the summer. Here are five inspiring ideas to decorate your fireplace this summer that will help […] Read more

4 Situations That Require Calling a Certified Chimney Sweep

Chimney sweeps clean chimneys. Sweeps with certifications from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) have gone that extra mile to earn their place among the very best chimney technicians in the U.S. Chimney safety is nothing to take lightly, so if you ever encounter Masonry damage Have you spotted crumbly dust on your roof around […] Read more