Month: February 2019

How to Inspect a Fireplace Chimney

How to Inspect a Fireplace Chimney

Inspecting and cleaning a fireplace chimney is a dirty job, but is also vital to its lifetime and longevity as a functional piece of your home. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that chimneys and fireplaces should be cleaned an an annual basis. Whether you choose to DIY-it, or hire a professional certified chimney […]

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How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 2

How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 2

As we discussed in How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 1, Chimney maintenance is extra important in these colder months. Extra steps have to be taken to ensure that masonry work doesn’t set too slow, leaving you with a leaning chimney because the mortar took longer than usual to dry. In this post, […]

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How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 1

How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 1

Winter is (still) here, and we can’t stress enough that chimney problems will perpetuate themselves, not fix themselves. Chimney maintenance is extra important in these colder months, especially if you have a beautiful, full-masonry chimney structure, as masonry construction is exponentially more demanding in the winter months than it is in the warmer months of […]

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