Pay attention to your fireplace to keep your home smelling fresh

We’ve all heard that April showers bring May flowers, but one of the less pleasant things they can bring is odors into your home due to issues with your chimney. Many folks stop thinking about their fireplaces after the last fire of the season is extinguished, and don’t consider them again until the first chilly Read More

Springtime thoughts turn to chimneys?

Now that spring weather has arrived we are all taking advantage of the lovely weather, opening our windows and enjoying the sounds of springtime. It’s great to see signs of life returning to our surroundings. However, one place where we don’t particularly want to hear those sounds is from inside the chimney! While you are Read More

Hearing Sounds in Your Chimney?

Most likely, if you heard sounds in your chimney this spring, your chimney was a home for chimney swifts.

5 Reasons to Get Your Chimney Swept Early This Year

Most people wait until just before the heating season to have their chimney swept. Here are five great reasons to get the job done now. When the heating season is done, it’s only natural for you to stop thinking about the furnace, fireplace and chimney. But there are benefits to getting ready for the next Read More

How Often Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned?

This a tougher question than it sounds. The quick simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association standard 211 says, Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.” This is the national safety standard Read More