Chimney Safety

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

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

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