How Do I Know if My Chimney Needs Cleaning?

Who doesn’t love a cozy fire on a chilly night here in the Midwest? If you have lived in this part of the country for long, you know how beneficial it is to have a fireplace or wood stove…and if you’re new to the area, you’re certainly going to find...
Will a Chimney Fire Burn Itself Out?

Will a Chimney Fire Burn Itself Out?

The thought of experiencing a chimney fire is unsettling, and many wonder how they should react if they find themselves in this position. Will the fire eventually burn itself out? Should emergency services be called? Should the homeowner try to put out the chimney...
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

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...