Common Problems

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

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

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

How Much Rain Can a Leaky Chimney Take?

There must be leaky chimney’s all over Kansas City, since it’s been raining in the for over a week! Because mother nature shows no signs of slowing her wrath this Spring season, we figured it best to spread the knowledge regarding the damage that rain can cause a chimney and fireplace. If you have a … Continued

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. While this is not always the entry point for the animal, it is our first stop. Other places we look … Continued

Chimney Causing a Home Fire

The idea of renovating a home can be exciting! Being able to put your own spin 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 … Continued