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Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13

Fire Prevention Week is one of our favorite times of year, because it allows us the opportunity to share with the community fire safety. Situated each year in the fall around the time of the Great Chicago Fire, this week helps us to educate communities nationwide...

Brick and Stone Work

Now is the time that many homeowners begin to think of their winter fireplace. The fireplace serves many purposes throughout winter, ranging from supplemental heat to home decor, and it makes a magnificent backdrop for holiday festivities and family photos. What can...

We Sell Wood Stove Inserts!

Summer is almost over and you can count on cool temperatures arriving soon, just as surely as Thanksgiving and Christmas will. When the temperatures drop it will be too late to think about installing a new wood stove. The time to think about new installations and...

How to Light the Best Fire

Even if you have a beautiful fireplace and well-constructed and safe chimney system, it won’t matter if you can’t light a decent fire. Whether your fire is for ambiance and relaxation or to heat your home, you need to know how to light it–otherwise you’ll be...

What Can Cause Chimneys to Mold?

Mold is a fungi that grows and thrives in damp areas. It could grows inside homes due to leaks, condensation, high humidity, and lack of ventilation. Some areas you may find mold in your house is the laundry room, ventilation system, and other small, warm, and moist...

Make Sure Your Firewood is Ready for Fall

If you’re planning to burn a wood fire this year, you should already be preparing your firewood. When it comes to wood heat, you have to give your fuel a period of time before it’s suitable for burning. If your wood is not ready when fall arrives, your fire may be...

What Causes Chimney Odors

Even though it’s the off season for your fireplace, your chimney can still cause problems this summer. As temperatures rise, you may notice some unpleasant odors coming from your fireplace! At New Buck Chimney Services, our professionals are here to resolve your...

Protect Your Chimney From Chimney Swifts

Now is the time of year you should start thinking about protecting your chimney so that it’s ready to go when fall returns. By taking a few preventative steps, you can protect your chimney system from spring rains, summer humidity, and even nesting wildlife. Of all...

What is the Purpose of Tuckpointing?

Your chimney’s masonry helps protect the stuff inside from any outside harms, it is sturdy, long-lasting, and porous. The materials that make the masonry perfect for the chimney also make it susceptible to damage. Water, especially, can damage your masonry more...