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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...

All the Benefits of a Chimney Cap

Of all the many parts that make up the chimney system, the chimney cap may be one of the most versatile and most important. Acting as a roof for the flue, the cap offers protection from the top down. Many old chimneys were not equipped with chimney caps and past...

Common Causes of a Leaky Chimney

The biggest cause of a leaky chimney is heavy rain. Each spring, we get many calls from homeowners who have found water in and around their chimney. Spring rain tends to highlight the problem. If you are experiencing a chimney leak, then there is like issues with some...