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4 Myths About Buying Gas Fireplace Products

Let’s review 4 Common myths about buying gas fireplace products. Myth 1: “They Don’t Look Real” How pleasantly surprised our customers are when we share with them the benefits of a gas log fireplace and gas inserts. For example, modern gas log manufacturers style gas log sets using real wood as a mold. This ensures … Continued

Prefab Fireplace Install in Overland Park

Your Certified Chimney Sweep, Chris, and his team completed this Prefab Fireplace Install in Overland Park, KS. The crew performed a complete demolition of the old fireplace, then remodeled the interior fireplace system with a new facing, a new firebox, and a new factory built liner. Ensuring the home’s heating is up to code for safety … Continued

Congratulations Master Chimney Sweep

Today we celebrate and offer our congratulations to the Original Kansas City Chimney Sweep for being designated the 47th Master Chimney Sweep in America! An accomplishment that is the pinnacle achievement for chimney professionals. A Supporting Team Full Service Chimney Owner, Robert Berry (CSIA#2203), has inspected, cleaned, and repaired local KC area chimneys for over … Continued

How to Fix Chimney Leaks

  If you’re wondering how to fix chimney leaks, then you’ve come to the right place. This post will discuss do-it-yourself leak repairs, but first, we’ll dive right into the how and why of leaky chimneys and different areas you might find a chimney leaking into your home. All chimneys share a common design theme, … Continued

Prefab Chimney Rebuild in Leawood

Our crew just finished a Prefab Chimney Rebuild in Leawood, KS that ended with a raving review from a satisfied customer. We asked the crew to share their thoughts about the job and its challenges. Owner of Full Service Chimney and longtime chimney guy, Robert Berry (CSIA #2203) notes that our biggest challenges on this particular … Continued

Chimney Sweep Bird Issues

by Robert Berry Birds in chimneys have, and will always be part of a chimney sweep’s experience. For a midwestern chimney sweep, bird issues start in early spring. Every year, it seems bird removal from chimneys becomes a hot ticket item overnight! The phones ring off the hook throughout summer calling about birds in the … Continued

Chimney Soot & Creosote Dangers

  “A little soot outside the fireplace is no big deal right?” WRONG. Soot and creosote dangers are real. Both substances naturally accumulate in fireplaces and flues, that’s why you need a chimney sweep every year, to check things out and sweep away any excessive deposits. Although steps can be taken to minimize deposits, soot … Continued

Convert a Wood Fireplace to Gas

So, you want to convert a wood fireplace to gas? Well, it’s possible and you have options! Changing a fireplace to gas logs or installing a gas fireplace insert is a common home improvement choice that many homeowners have chosen in recent years. If you’re motivated by enjoying a fire without the fuss, no longer … Continued

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