2017 Chimney Checklist
January 18, 2017
A properly functioning chimney is crucial to the safe and effective heating of your home. Like most systems in your home, a chimney requires yearly maintenance and care to run efficiently. This is why we suggest taking time to look over your fireplace and chimney on a year basis. Run through this 2017 chimney checklist to ensure your chimney is […]
Should I get a Wood Stove or a Fireplace?
December 28, 2016
Heating your home through the burning of wood is a great way to save money on your monthly heating bill. Not to mention, the look and smell of a wood-burning fire in the home is unbeatable. This brings us to the age-old argument of pitting wood stove vs. fireplace as we decide which is the best option for heating your […]
Should I Have My Fireplace Inspected Before Winter?
November 15, 2016
It is almost that time of the year where we pack our summer apparel and welcome winter with open arms. The best thing about winters is that they having a feeling of coziness. Among the best times spent during this season are those where you relax by the fireplace. Since you will also be firing up your fireplace soon, it […]
Fall Fireplace Check List
October 17, 2016
It is basically fall and winter is already at our doorstep. This means that soon it will be time to enjoy those cozy nights around the fireplace. While we all look forward to it, there are a few things we need to take care of before using our fireplace. It has probably been a long time since you used your […]
Does My Chimney Need to Be Relined?
September 14, 2016
Chimney liner is undoubtedly an integral part of your chimney. Any damage to it could be detrimental to your chimney, often leading to costly repairs or even replacement. Generally, the regular use of chimney causes wear, which could set in the chimney lining and lead to a relining. Signs Your Chimney Needs to be Relined Some of the obvious signs […]
Should I Have My Chimney Waterproofed?
August 11, 2016
If, instead of focusing on how to get your chimney waterproofed, you are wondering if it is necessary at all to get your chimney waterproofed; the answer is, yes you should! And there are solid reasons backing the statement, such as: 1. Your chimney is prone to the wrath of moisture Though you must be confident about the high quality […]
What Does a Chimney Cap Do?
July 15, 2016
A Chimney isn’t just for aesthetics, chimneys protect your family and your home by removing the smoke and harmful gases that enter your home, and are given off by your fireplace or heating unit. Your chimney is important, and it also needs to be protected, which is where a chimney cap comes in. They are there to protect you and […]
Fireplace Decorating Tips
June 15, 2016
A Fireplace and it’s mantle are a wonderful opportunity for decorating and bringing character and unique style to your space. While it may not be the focal point of the home during warm months, that doesn’t mean you still won’t want to use it as a gathering place and highlight its beauty. These few tips and suggestions will keep your […]
Is your Home at Risk of Chimney Collapse?
May 18, 2016
Although many homeowners don’t think much about it, the chimney is actually a quite important element of their homes. This is the reason why we must always check its condition even when we are not using it for a long time. A chimney that was not maintained on a regular basis can lead to many different problems and dangers. Of […]
Spring Fireplace and Chimney Checkup
April 15, 2016
It’s been a chilly spring so far in Maryland, but it’s not long until we can finally close up the fireplace for the summer and enjoy the warm weather. But before you close the heating season, make sure you give your fireplace and chimney some TLC. How do you do that? Just follow these easy steps from our Maryland chimney […]