How to Spot Common Masonry Damage

No homeowner wants to hit the fall months and be told that their fireplace or chimney needs to be repaired before it can be used. That’s why it’s important in the spring or early summer to take stock of your chimney and fireplace masonry. By knowing how to spot common...

Water: Your chimney’s No. 1 enemy

When it comes to chimney care and maintenance, most homeowners focus on keeping their chimney swept and inspected to help prevent a chimney fire. While a clean chimney is undoubtedly crucial, your chimney’s No. 1 enemy is, in fact, water, according to the Chimney...

Enemy of the Estate: Water and Your Chimney

We all know that water plays a major role in the world; without it, most of our plants would wither and die in a matter of weeks. The human body can only function without water replenishment for a few days. However, just as water gives, it also takes away. Over time,...

The Need for Regular Chimney Inspections

With warmer nights and the fireplace soon to be swept out for the last time until fall, it is time to make the outdoors great. In some places, the weather is already perfect for grilling steaks on the deck or firing pizzas in the outdoor brick oven. That means it is...