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Why Grates Are Not Safe for Chimney Tops

Installing a grate at the top of your chimney may seem like the next best thing when comparing the cost of a simple metal grate with a standard chimney cap. Making this concession is not only a dangerous mistake but a costly one as well. Protecting the Chimney From...

The Hidden Dangers of Creosote

Approximately 11.6 million homes in America use wood as a heat source. This means that there are 11.6 million chimneys in our 50 states. Of all the chimneys in the U.S., there are likely some that are 100+ years old, some brand new, some constructed of stove pipe,...

Winter Dangers to Your Chimneys

This winter there is a lot that can go wrong with even the best-made, most well-maintained chimneys. You might have your chimney system cleaned regularly and inspected before the burn season, but some unforeseen circumstances may put your chimney at risk. Winter is...

When is Tuckpointing Necessary?

Of all the things that might go wrong with your chimney system, the worst might be masonry damage. When the masonry becomes damaged, the chimney can take on water from the top or sides. Water can destroy the chimney system from the inside out, leading to rusted and...

The Risks of An Unlined or Damaged Liner

Your chimney is an important system in your home. It may be the largest system in your home and possibly the most dangerous. It takes many different parts working together properly for the chimney to work efficiently and safely. If any part of your chimney becomes...

What is a Chimney Cricket?

Over the years, a cricket in the chimney means some amount of luck. Whether this superstition was passed down year-to-year by family, or it came from Charles Dickens himself in his book The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home, we don’t know. All we know is...