Is Your Damper Doing its Job?

Your chimney and fireplace should work well all winter long. If you start to notice a problem with your system, it may be an easy fix, or it may need some professional attention. For instance, if your fireplace is smoky, you may be able to correct it by changing 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...

Fire Safety Tips for Winter

Winter is in full swing now, even in mild Seattle, and you’re likely using your fireplace regularly, if not daily. As members of the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) we strive to educate our customers about fire safety. Since our start in 2008 we have made...
The Importance of CSIA Certification

The Importance of CSIA Certification

When it’s time to have the chimney swept, many homeowners choose to go with the least expensive company they can find. While this may save you a little bit of money in the short term, it may end up costing you more in the long run. Although a less expensive chimney...