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Animals in Chimney

With warmer weather fastly approaching us, we have begun preparing our technicians for animal related problems. When we hear that an animal has entered a chimney, our first thought is to look at the chimney cap. However, this is not always the entry point for the animal, it is our first stop. Other places we look … Continued

2016 NCSG Convention

Our technicians just returned home from the 2016 NCSG convention (National Chimney Sweep Guild) in Orlando, Florida. Robert Berry has said that with the help of Jeremy Biswell, presdient of the NCSG and owner of Flues Brothers, this has been one of the best ones yet! Our technicians had a blast and came back with more knowledge of the chimney industry, … Continued

Chimney Causing a Home Fire

The idea of renovating a home can be exciting! Being able to put your own spin and taste into the footprint and aesthetics of a house so that it can truly be called home. Of course, that gives you the perfect opportunity to decide what you should do with that fireplace! You want to make your home beautiful, so … Continued

Becoming a Certified Technician

Recently our office manager decided to take the dedication and commitment towards becoming a certified chimney technician. To become a certified technician, one must have an in-depth knowledge of code and regulations, so that our customers can safely burn a fire within their home without burning their homes down. This week, she was able to take … Continued

Inaccurate Chimney Liner

On a daily basis we entrust ourself’s and our property to complete strangers, sometimes without knowing it, other times its with our full awareness. Whether it be with making sure our food order is made accurately without any allergen’s, crossing the street, or making decisions on your home that is both going to last and … Continued

Chimney Damage Caused by Storms

Within the past several years Kansas has seen many thunderstorms come and go. There can be a number of areas a home can be affected by a storm, but the are that Full Service Chimney can help with is chimney damage caused by storms. In late June we had a customer call us after a … Continued

Brickwork in a Kansas City home

At the beginning of May we sent out our CSIA Certified technicians to inspect a chimney’s brickwork in a Kansas City home. Upon arriving our technicians noticed some issues with the brickwork in this chimney. After providing the customer with a full color report with images of the damaged brickwork, he decided to continue forward … Continued

Chimney leaks

In the recent weeks we have seen a lot of rain and storms. With the rain we have received a lot of calls regarding chimney leaks. Some customers have even called because lightening has struck their chimney. Below is one masonry chimney that was recently struck by lightening. With each one of these calls we send out our … Continued

Prefab chimney chase cover install

Recently our certified technicians inspected a home that had both a masonry chimney and a prefab chimney. The prefab chimney looked to be in good shape other than the chase cover. A chase cover is an important part of a prefab chimney. Its purpose is to bridge the gap between the liner and the chimney … Continued

Fireplace Chimney Inspections

Recently Jake, Sam, and Robert enjoyed visiting an old customer of ours to complete a yearly inspection and to service his masonry heaters and direct vent fireplace. Masonry heaters are a unique type of fireplace that heat up the whole structure and will continue warming the home long after the fire goes out. A few years … Continued

Chimney leak

A recent customer had us out to inspect his chimney after he had discoverd a leak. As our certified technicians arrived to assess the chimney leak they inspected the exterior of the chimney as well as the interior to be sure to look for any ways of water entry. While inspecting they found a couple … Continued

Chimney flue reline in Shawnee, Kansas

Upon inspecting a chimney at a customer’s home in Shawnee, our CSIA certified technician Jake, found several gaps and cracks in the flue liner. When damages such as these are found in a chimney it becomes unsafe and can cause problems, from a smoke smell to something more serious as catching your home on fire. Fortunately there is … Continued

Chase Cover in Overland Park Kansas

After completing an inspection on this home’s chimney in Overland Park Kansas our technicians found rust on the chase cover. More often than not when a home is built with a prefab chimney, to save money, the builder will make this chase cover out of galvanized sheet metal instead of stainless steel. Galvanized chase covers … Continued

CSIA certified technician

Many times we get calls from customers who have not used their fireplace since they moved into their home. In some cases these customers moved into their home years ago while others have just lived in the home a couple weeks. In either case if your chimney has not been inspected or you are unaware … Continued

Hearth replacement in Olathe Kansas home

Upon completing a chimney inspection, our CSIA certified technicians were surprised to find combustible material used as support for the hearth in front of the fireplace. Code requires the hearth and its supports to be free from combustibles beacuse of the heat transfer from the firebox floor out through the hearth. In order for this … Continued

Utility Flue Inspection

While completing a utility flue inspection in Overland Park, Kansas our technicians came across an abnormal issue. The water heater was letting exhaust enter into the basement of this home. The homeowner also told us that she heard some scratching inside the piping. With this in mind our technicians suspected that an animal had gotten in. … Continued

Flue Fire in Olathe Kansas

As Sam, one of our CSIA certified technicians completed a camera inspection on a chimney in Olathe, Kansas he found several safety concerns that were a result of a flue fire. A damaged flue liner in this home was one of the more serious issues. Most, if not all of the flue tiles were cracked or … Continued

Chimney cap install in Olathe, Kansas

Ritchie and Sam, 2 of our CSIA certified technicians, were called out to a customer’s home for a chimney cap install in Olathe, Kansas. The homeowner called after a day of heavy winds. Throughout the day he heard a rattling on his chimney and quickly noticed that his chimney cap was falling off. When our … Continued