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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...

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Why Does My Fireplace Smell? 

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...

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What is a Fireplace Firebox?

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...

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Raccoons in Chimneys and Fireplaces

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...

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What is a Cord of Wood?

What is a Cord of Wood?

If you’re new to the firewood supply market, you’re likely unfamiliar with the industry jargon. One of the most frequently used terms in the firewood industry is “cord.” So, what is a cord of wood...

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Roof Rust and Your Chimney

Roof Rust and Your Chimney

Chimneys are robust, tenacious, and highly beneficial home features; however, they’re susceptible to wear and tear over time like any other structure. And due to their height, positioning, and...

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Caution: Carbon Monoxide & Chimneys

Caution: Carbon Monoxide & Chimneys

If you have a fire or reason to suspect carbon monoxide is entering your home, get outside and call 911.  DO NOT re-enter the home until the authorities have confirmed it's safe to enter. What is...

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Got Bats in Your Chimney Flue?

Got Bats in Your Chimney Flue?

Got bats in your chimney flue? If so, there are a few imperative things you need to know! As made famous in popular culture by the comic book character Batman, real, living, breathing bats are...

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