The dangers of creosote

Each time you burn a fire in your fireplace, the smoke that travels up the chimney cools and causes condensation on the walls of your chimney flue. That condensation hardens into creosote. You might be familiar with creosote — it’s what your chimney sweep clears away...

Diagnosing chimney odors

A stinky chimney can cause a great deal of frustration and embarrassment. When your chimney stinks, that odor can permeate your home and be nearly impossible to get rid of on your own. There are a few common causes of chimney odors, and identifying what is causing...

Chimneys aren’t entry points

It sounds like an urban legend or a crazy movie plot, but each year, people become lodged inside chimneys. We’re providing you with a reminder: Chimneys are not entry points. Never try to crawl up or down your chimney for any reason, whether you’re trying to clear out...