House Pressure Issues

House Pressure Issues

Fireplaces are supposed to add warmth and comfort to our homes. However, if you are experiencing pressure issues your fireplace could be directly affected. If it seems like your fireplace is not producing any heat, is using too much wood, or is letting cold air in you...
How Ivy Can Damage Your Chimney

How Ivy Can Damage Your Chimney

You may enjoy the ivy that creeps up your chimney, softening the look of your home and providing a romantic, old-world feel. Or perhaps you’re ambivalent to the ivy that has made its way up your chimney. Regardless of how you feel about your ivy, you should be aware...
Draft Issues With Chimney Caps

Draft Issues With Chimney Caps

Although not unheard of, it is rare to find a modern home with an uncapped chimney. In addition to protecting your fireplace system from moisture, animals, and debris, chimney caps can also help improve fireplace drafting. The presence of a chimney cap does not...
Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Most homeowners understand there are certain maintenance tasks that must be completed to keep their fireplaces burning safely and efficiently, such as checking masonry for signs of damage or having their chimneys regularly swept. However, many do not know about the...
Water Damage and Your Chimney

Water Damage and Your Chimney

Water is often your chimney’s worst enemy. Although they were built to withstand the elements, chimneys and fireplaces can be badly damaged by moisture, especially if the damage is not caught and repaired early. Leaky chimneys and water damage can also lead to other...