Four Low-Cost Recommendations to Prevent Major Water Damage

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

While it may be surprising, it is true that water and freeze/thaw cycles cause more damage to masonry chimneys than fire. Water penetration can cause damage to your home including broken brickwork, rusted fireplace dampers, cracked flue liner systems and even deteriorated central heating systems. Water damage to chimneys is usually a slow process which […]

Add Chimney Sweeping to your Spring Cleaning To-Do List

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Now that the heating season is behind us, the smell of leftover creosote in your chimney is one of the only reminders of last season’s cozy fires. This odor is sometimes called chimney breath and is usually worse in the summer when the humidity is high and the air conditioner is turned on. When you […]