A Fireplace Adds Value to Your Home

A Fireplace Adds Value to Your Home

By comparing modern homes to those built in the 1970s, you can see that fireplaces are not going out of style anytime soon! In fact, today 60 percent of new homes have a fireplace. What’s more, a 2012 survey reveals that a fireplace is an amenity homebuyers most want...

Smoke Chamber Parging

A very small portion of the chimney system is accessible without the help of special equipment or cameras. One of the difficult to see – yet extremely important – components of the chimney is the smoke chamber. What is a smoke chamber?  Located directly...
Know the signs of a chimney fire

Know the signs of a chimney fire

Would you know if your chimney caught fire? You probably assume you would, as some chimney fires come with flames and sparks shooting from the rooftop, smoke billowing from the chimney, and a roaring sound like a freight train filling. Often, however, chimney fires go...
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...
Starting A Cold Fireplace

Starting A Cold Fireplace

After a long summer of disuse, many homeowners are unsure of how to start the first fireplace of the season in their fireplace. Learning how to start a cold fireplace can allow you to better enjoy your first fire – as well as the rest of the burning season. The...