Ice on Your Chimney Cap: Is It a Problem?

Ice on Your Chimney Cap: Is It a Problem?

While winter has its own beauty, it also comes with many challenges – especially for homeowners. One common issue that arises during cold weather is the formation of ice on chimneys and chimney caps. While it may seem like a minor inconvenience, ice buildup can...

How To Keep Your Chimney Cleaner in 2024

We’ve started a new year, but enjoying a crackling fire in the fireplace or stove remains a timeless joy – especially in cold Midwest winters. To get the most from this chilly weather escape, you’ll want to maintain a clean and efficient chimney. A...
Fireside Holiday Traditions Around the World

Fireside Holiday Traditions Around the World

Those of us who live in the northern hemisphere are approaching the year’s shortest daylight hours, which corresponds to the holiday season. It’s no wonder, then, that our celebrations draw us to light and warmth. If you have a fireplace in your home, it likely plays...
Is It Safe To Decorate My Fireplace?

Is It Safe To Decorate My Fireplace?

Decorating for the holidays is a cherished tradition for many. Since fireplaces tend to be focal points in any room they grace, it makes sense that we’d want to give them a little holiday TLC and make our homes feel extra festive. While adding any touches of holiday...
How To Know if Chimney Liner Needs Replacing

How To Know if Chimney Liner Needs Replacing

Your fireplace and other home heating appliances offer a cozy and efficient way to add heat to your home in cooler seasons, but it’s essential that your chimney be in good condition to enjoy the warmth it provides. Damaged components can compromise the efficiency,...
4 Reasons Chimney Sweeps Are Lucky

4 Reasons Chimney Sweeps Are Lucky

What does a chimney sweep have in common with a four leaf clover? They are both considered lucky. Many cultures around the world hold the chimney sweep up as a luck-bearing gentlemen who brings with him fortune and prosperity. These superstitions carry with them...
Chimney Waterproofing FAQs

Chimney Waterproofing FAQs

Spring has sprung and it has brought longer days, blossoming flowers, thunderstorms, and rainfall. It’s the perfect time to make sure that your chimney is doing its job and keeping all that water on the outside of your house – rather than on the inside where it...
Are You Aware of Common Chimney Scams?

Are You Aware of Common Chimney Scams?

We can’t all have expertise in everything. That’s why it’s important to be able to rely on the contractors you hire to help maintain your major home systems. Unfortunately, there are those who will take advantage of your unfamiliarity with technical aspects of your...