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 […]
Tips for Safe Wood Burning in Your Home
February 20, 2017
More than 1/3 of Americans use wood or fuel-fired appliances as their primary heat source. If you have a wood stove or wood fireplace in your home, it’s important to be aware of safety precautions and procedures that are necessary to properly operate and maintain them. Both types of systems work in the same manor: they burn wood to create […]
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 […]