Prevention Goes a Long Way
November 15, 2017
Building a fire in the fireplace or wood stove for the first time each year signals the changing seasons, and the excitement of the holidays just around the corner. But before you light that first fire, there are some things you need to do to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. Inspection By carefully inspecting your chimney […]
The Dangers of Not Cleaning Your Chimney
October 10, 2017
With the temperatures beginning to drop here on the east coast it’s tempting to build that first fire in the fireplace for some extra warmth, glow, and ambiance in your home. But before you build that first fire, it is essential to make sure your chimney is clean and clear. Not maintaining a clean chimney can be dangerous for your […]
Can I Clean My Chimney Myself?
September 15, 2017
With fall coming and cooler temperatures slowly making there way to Maryland you may be starting to think about crackling fires on cool fall and winter nights. But before you build that first fire, it’s important that you check and clean your chimney first. It may be tempting to clean your chimney yourself, but it is more complicated than you […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]