1. Signs Your Chimney Is Failing

    Now that winter is in full swing, lots of folks are using their chimneys for the first time. And most of the time, your chimney will perform as well as it did last year. That said, chimney components can fail, and they require proper maintenance to ensure that your chimney remains safe and free from leaks. That’s why it’s crucial to have regular inspections and maintenance performed on your ro…Read More

  2. Why You Should Leave Chimney Care to Professionals

    If you’re considering performing a chimney inspection or repair yourself, we urge you to reconsider. While some inspections and repairs are doable (like checking to see if the chimney damper is open), we recommend that you hire a professional for most issues. After all, your chimney is full of dangerous soot and creosote, and if you have to do any work on the roof of your home, the height alone …Read More

  3. The Dangers of Ice Dams

    Winter means snowfall here in Frederick, Maryland. And snowfall can, unfortunately, lead to roof ice dams. What are ice dams? Well, ice dams can form on the roof of a home as snow melts and refreezes. Throughout the day, snow can melt on your roof, then refreeze at night, creating a layer of ice that can build up and cause pooling at the base or in the corners of your roof. Now, these ice dams are…Read More

  4. Understanding the Protective Components of Your Chimney

    If you have a fireplace in your house, it can serve as an invaluable source of warmth and entertainment for you and your family. Yet unfortunately, your chimney can prove to be a weak point for your home, since it is vulnerable to wear and tear from the elements. Fortunately, you can protect your chimney with regular maintenance of its components. Now, you may be wondering, what exactly protects m…Read More

  5. Common Causes of Chimney Leaks

    A fireplace is an asset to any household for many good reasons. Of course, a fireplace and chimney add warmth and monetary value to a home. However, with all the cozy benefits that fireplaces and chimneys bring, they require a lot of care and maintenance. Additionally, both your fireplace and chimney can experience problems over time. Luckily, there are experienced chimney repair services availabl…Read More

  6. Identifying The Common Cause of Chimney Odor

    Fireplaces and chimneys, although they add warmth and monetary value to your home, sometimes they just flat out smell. Chimney odors become more common during this time of year when the moisture inside a chimney heats up on hot and humid days during the summertime. While smelly chimneys can be frustrating for homeowners, you certainly do not have to live with them! When it comes to odors coming fr…Read More

  7. Buying A Home With A Chimney? Here’s What You Need To Know

    When looking for a new home, there are many features and amenities that people tend to look for. An open kitchen space, an outdoor patio, and garage are a few of things homebuyers will look out for. Additionally, some home buyers will have a fireplace at the top of their list for desired amenities. Fireplaces and chimneys can be very beneficial, especially during the colder months of the year. How…Read More

  8. Fire Safety For Kids

    When you have a fireplace in your home and you also have children in the home, you need to place an added emphasis on fire safety. While fireplaces are not dangerous when used properly and well-maintained, they can be hazardous in the hands of small children. Make sure your kids have a deep understanding of the importance of fire safety from the time they are very young. Check out these fire safet…Read More

  9. Keeping Your Home Safe From Dryer Fires & Other Fire Hazards

    Whether or not you own a fireplace, your home still comes with its own set of fire hazards. Make sure that you know how to handle the worst of these hazards through proper home maintenance and other preventive measures. As your chimney and dryer vent specialists, we can assist you with keeping your home a safe haven for you and your family. If you have any questions about how a chimney sweeper fro…Read More

  10. What Not To Burn

    Having a fireplace or a wood burning stove can be a delightful experience. Snuggling up on a cold evening in front of the crackling flames creates a cozy ambiance in your home. When you operate your fireplace correctly, you can enjoy your fire without fear of danger. However, if you don’t take the necessary safety precautions, your beautiful fireplace can quickly turn into a massive safety hazar…Read More