Articles, News & Updates


Articles, News & Updates

Why Cleaning Your Dryer Vents is Important

You should add your dryer vents to your spring cleaning to-do list. Your clothes dryer is one of many important systems in your home which can turn dangerous if neglected. Clothes Dryer Fires According to the U.S. Fire Administration, clothes […]

Schedule Your Chimney Sweep This Spring

When you are making your spring cleaning To-Do List, don’t forget about your chimney system! It has been working hard all winter long, and now it’s time for a thorough cleaning. A clean chimney will not only give you a […]

Chimney Caps, Spark Arrestors, and Weather Shields

Your chimney cap may look like it has everything it needs. From the outside, it may have a cap, crown, sturdy masonry, and a steady stream of translucent smoke escaping out the top. Many chimneys have no cap at all, […]

Prevention of Animals and Nests in the Flue

Spring has sprung. While it is finally official by our calendars, the animals have been acting as if it’s been spring for some time. You might already be seeing birds in fields, on power lines, and on rooftops, as well […]

Why Flue Covers Are Necessary

When your chimney was built, it should have been built to last. The leading cause of damaged chimneys is neglect. Most chimney damage is 100 percent preventable, and the worst damage is caused by one thing: water. Preventing Water Damage […]

Bricks Flaking? Let us Help!

As winter crawls to a stop, and spring weather arrives, you may notice some new masonry issues. Winter weather can cause damage to the masonry through the freeze/thaw cycle. When water fills cracks and spaces in the masonry, it freezes […]

Why Hire a CSIA Certified Technician

Your chimney may be the only thing that stands between you and a warm house. It may be the one thing that makes your house unsafe. It may be a risk every time you light a fire. Hiring a CSIA […]

Signs of Chimney Neglect

As a homeowner, it’s important to stay on top of home maintenance because it can quickly get away from you. A small to-do list can become insurmountable if it’s never looked at or worked toward. What’s more, if routine maintenance […]

The Effects of Extreme Temperatures and Pressures on the Chimney

Your chimney is one of the largest systems in your house, and it’s important for your comfort and your safety. One of the most important things when it comes to your chimney system is understanding how it works so that […]

Don’t Burn Wrapping Paper or Christmas Trees in Your Fireplace!

The holiday season is the time for the fireplace to shine. Cozying by the fire, entertaining guests, and holiday festivities are made better with a warm and crackling fireplace. The fireplace is a great backdrop for family photos and can […]