Blog

How to Prevent House Fires

Whether it's an electric space heater, a burning candle, or a fireplace fire, with the use of any heating device comes the risk of fire. In this post, we provide you with 10 helpful tips on how to prevent house fires.  TABLE OF CONTENTS House Fire Safety Introduction...

read more

Chimney Safety Week

Before we jump into safety watch this Fun Retro Public Service Announcement "Keep the Monster Out" featuring a voice that almost everyone knows!  🙂 A truly timeless classic PSA that is still extremely relevant today!Spreading Local Awareness for Fireplace and Chimney...

read more

How a Leaning Chimney Could Mean Foundation Problems

A chimney can be a beautiful and functional piece of a home. The classic look gives the house a certain charm, while the chimney itself allows you to bring in warmth on cold days. Fireplaces can even boost a home’s value by up to $12,000 depending on the location....

read more

Here’s Why Your Gas Fireplace Stinks

Gas fireplaces offer convenience and warmth that is hard to get with traditional wood-burning fireplaces. But homeowners and hearth lovers should be aware that gas firing appliances have some distinct issues. Gas fireplaces, particularly the Direct Vent (DV) type...

read more
Creosote Buildup in Chimneys

Creosote Buildup in Chimneys

It’s falling into your fireplace or stuck to the walls. It can look dusty, puffy, flaky, or oily like tar. Is it soot,  is it ash? Not entirely, no, it’s creosote buildup in your chimney, and you can’t stop it! However, it can be managed, reduced, or removed, and this...

read more

Why Does My Fireplace Smell? 

Perhaps your fireplace stinks after a fire. Maybe your fireplace smells in the summer or only when it rains. Foul odor near the hearth is often a result of soot/creosote build-up, animal obstructions, moisture entering the flue, or airflow problems inside the home. In...

read more

What is a Fireplace Firebox?

To the inexperienced fireplace owner and operator, understanding the anatomy of their chimney system is complex. From the confusing terminology to the various venting systems, there is a lot to know. So, let’s start with the basics! This blog post will focus on...

read more

Raccoons in Chimneys and Fireplaces

Raccoons in chimneys and fireplaces are a common issue reported by homeowners. To us, a chimney is an excellent resource for warmth and comfort. But to a momma raccoon, it is the perfect venue for raising a family. Raccoons choose chimneys because they are dark, warm,...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This