What are Ventless Gas Logs?

Ventless gas logs are a type of gas appliance that exhausts into the living space of a home. Gas fireplaces, heaters, and logs of this technology are commonly referred to as “vent-free” or “non-vented” hearth products. Consumers want attractive hearth products and no longer have to settle for only wood-burning or traditional vented gas logs. … Continued

Ventless Gas Fireplace | Pros & Cons

Ventless Gas Fireplace and Ventless Gas Inserts offer homeowners an alternative to conventional masonry fireplace chimneys. However, due to safety concerns, caution must be exercised before choosing them for your home’s hearth and comfort. The decision of what type of fireplace you want in your home is never easy. Especially when natural gas or propane gets … Continued

No Chimney Leaks is Like Christmas in June

Having no chimney leaks… is like Christmas in June.  Wait… What? This video caused mass office confusion today and we’d like to know what you think. Watch the 10-second video clip and listen closely to what you hear the technician say… Funny Story: Everyone in the office thought the technician in the video was saying … Continued

Chimney Inspection Camera

Can you see it? Peeking out of a very unique terra cotta chimney cap… Meet our Chimney Inspection Camera.  We use high-resolution chimney scanning equipment to record the inside of every chimney we service. Doing so provides a digital record for the chimney sweep to show our customers at the conclusion of a Level 2 … Continued

Stop Birds Nesting in a Direct Vent Fireplace

It is important to stop birds nesting in a direct vent fireplace exhaust because what seems like a small (kinda cute) thing, could be a big problem for homeowners. Here’s a recent example: Birds got into a customer’s vent, nested, and ended up costing them the fireplace! I know what you’re thinking… what do you … Continued

Remove Bees or Wasps in the Chimney

Got bees or wasps nest in the chimney flue? You’re not alone and is a common problem in Kansas City during the Spring and Summer months. Bees, wasps, and other stinging vermin can be found in all types of chimney flues! Wood-burning or gas fireplaces, wood stoves and utility flues (otherwise known as gas chimneys) … Continued

How to Build a Firewood Storage Shed

During the NCSG 2019 (a Chimney Sweep Convention) we came across BurnWise (a Program of the U.S. EPA).  This is a wonderful resource for Homeowners and we’d like to pass it on to you! On the main page you’ll find information geared toward Consumers, Businesses, and Air Agencies concerning environmental issues and in their words: … Continued

NCSG 2019

The entire Full Service Chimney team was able to make it out to Norfolk, VA for NCSG 2019. To experience this years National Chimney Sweep Guild Convention. Robert Berry, FSC Owner and Chimney Sweep has attended many of these events over a 30+ year career, but for many folks on our team it was a … Continued

Johnson County Home and Garden Show 2019

Full Service Chimney will be attending the Johnson County Home & Garden Show 2019.  The event takes place on March 8-10 starting at 10:00am daily. Our Certified Chimney Sweep Technicians will be on site to answer questions about your chimney and fireplace needs. We can provide new ideas to help you get your homes hearth ready for action in 2019! Receive discounted tickets with this Johnson County Home and Garden Show Coupon… Read More…

How to Keep Your Chimney Safe

Good Morning America shows the dangers lurking inside your chimney as seen by a fellow CSIA Chimney Sweep. It sadly shows the devastation to a Kansas family home and discusses how to keep your chimney safe

What Is Creosote?

If you use your fireplace, then you NEED the FACTS on creosote for the safety of your home. What it is… How it Happens… and What You Can Do About It! Creosote gets stuck inside the walls of a chimney flue when wood is burned. Is it dangerous? Yes. Watch our new video animation to see how we remove creosote from a chimney and how Full Service Chimney can claim to be the “No-Mess” Chimney Sweep in Kansas City! …Continued

How to Burn the Fire You Want…

Discover 5 ways to keep the fire burning in the fireplace and avoid starting an unwanted chimney fire. It’s National Fire Prevention Week and Full Service Chimney is here to teach you how to burn the fire you want … without starting one you don’t. Watch Certified Chimney Sweep, Bob Berry, Build an Upside Down Fire in his fireplace and an informative video from the US Fire Administration on Home Winter Safety. …Continued

Flue Fire Damage Demonstrated

The creosote builds up on the walls inside a chimney flue. Over time it becomes a fire hazard. This Flue Fire Damage video is a quick simulation of how fire leaves the chimney, soon after the creosote ignites. … Flue Tile cracks cannot be seen without a proper inspection of the inside of the chimney, but when discovered these cracks in the clay are an obvious sign that a fire has already happened inside a chimney. ……Continued

Chimney Safety Week 2018

Full Service Chimney is getting involved in National Chimney Safety Week to help raise awareness of the importance of chimney safety and fire prevention. Part of our team’s mission is to help the Chimney Safety Institute of America spread awareness to the public and put forth our best efforts to educate homeowners on how to use their chimney and fireplace safely. …Continued