Why Does My Chimney Smell?

Summer is in full swing following the Fourth of July. Here in the northwest corner of the U.S., in the rainiest climate in the country, the weather can take a toll on your chimney system. The rain in Seattle, our proximity to the ocean, and summer humidity can all be...

Is Waterproofing Your Chimney Necessary?

We live and work in the wettest region in the United States. Seattle is rainy for the majority of the year, so waterproofing your chimney is vital. No matter where you live, it’s important, but here in Seattle, it’s critical. If water gets into your...

Preventing Winter Damage

Winter may be your fireplace’s time to shine, but it can be the hardest on your chimney system. Winter damage can lead to unexpected costs when you need repairs in the spring. Like so many other household systems, it’s easier and cheaper to prevent damage than it is...

Fix Winter Masonry Damage

When winter snow and ice begin to melt and winter weather turns to spring, it can be hard to detect winter damage. Most of the chimney system is hidden, especially to the untrained eye, so unless there are noticeable changes to the system. The best way to diagnose...