July 14, 2017
The chimney is an often-neglected part of the home that many homeowners do not realize needs proper care and maintenance to be safe and efficient. The inside of your chimney should be regularly inspected and cleaned, but what about the outside? The exterior of your chimney is exposed to the elements daily and should be cared for and treated just […]
How Does Chimney Sweeping Work?
June 26, 2017
If your home has a fireplace or wood-burning stove, it has a chimney that carries smoke from the fire to the outside of your house. Did you know that regular chimney sweeping is necessary to ensure safe wood burning inside your home? Let’s take a look at some FAQs about how chimney sweeping works! What is the chimney sweeping process? […]
When Should I Have my Chimney Cleaned?
May 26, 2017
In order to ensure that your chimney is in the best condition, it is important to have it regularly cleaned. This keeps the inside of your home safe from smoke, chemicals, and other contaminants that fire produces, and promotes safe wood-burning during the colder seasons. Why does my chimney need regular cleaning? Creosote is a harmful chemical that builds up […]
What Do Chimney Caps Do?
April 28, 2017
Have you ever stopped to notice the contraption that sits atop the chimney on houses with fireplaces or wood stoves? You’ve probably seen them before, but do you know what they’re really there for? These cage-like contraptions are called chimney caps and they are a necessary piece of hardware for any chimney! What does a chimney cap do? The primary […]
Why Home-Owners Should Know about Creosote
March 31, 2017
Creosote is a dangerous, carbon-based chemical that is formed when wood or fossil fuels are burned. If you have a wood-burning stove or fireplace in your home, chances are there is buildup of this chemical in your chimney. Let’s take a more in-depth look at creosote and how to handle it! What are the causes and dangers of creosote? Burning […]
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 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 […]
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 […]