1. Keeping Your Home Safe From Dryer Fires and Other Hazards

    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

  2. What Not to Burn

    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

  3. Signs That Spring Storms Have Damaged Your Chimney

    Signs That Spring Storms Have Damaged Your Chimney

    Spring thunderstorms often pack a fierce punch. With high winds, heavy rainfall, and pounding hail, a spring storm can leave your home damaged and in need of major repairs. Because your roof takes the brunt of the storm’s fury, it often suffers from the most damage. Not only is your roof at risk but components of the roofing system are also at risk, which includes your chimney. If you are concer…Read More

  4. Chimney Maintenance and Repair Tips

    Chimney Maintenance and Repair Tips

    Besides the smoke from your fire and good ol’ Saint Nick himself, no one really gets involved with their chimney, especially those who don’t want to soil their good clothing. However, things are different for us here at Chimney Care Plus. Our Frederick chimney repair experts are quite used to being in and around chimneys, and, while we’re not putting presents under Christmas trees, we are br…Read More

  5. Winter Home on a Frozen Lake

    Making Your Home Cozy for Winter

    As the weather cools down outside we spend more time indoors enjoying our homes. You want your home to feel cozy and inviting in the fall and winter months and add some warmth into your home’s atmosphere. Read on to find out how to transition your home during the colder months, and how to make it inviting, relaxing, and cozy. Add in Textiles One way to make any room a little softer is by adding …Read More

  6. Raven on Rooftop Near a Chimney

    Common Problems in Old Chimneys

    Do you live in a beautiful, historic old home? You probably love the unique charm that your home has to offer, and the fact that your home doesn’t look just like everyone else’s. But if you have an older home with fireplace, there are certain problems you should be on the lookout for. Older chimneys (any built before 1950, and definitely any that are from the 19th century) were constructed wit…Read More

  7. Man Installing Flashing Around Chimney

    The Benefits of a Fireplace or Woodstove

    If you are considering adding a fireplace or woodstove to your home, or are considering buying a home with a fireplace, you are making a great choice! Fireplaces are great for many reasons, and add character to any home. Read on to learn more about the benefits of having a new fireplace or woodstove installed! Remember, once you're enjoying the benefits of your new hearth, you can always count on …Read More

  8. Flames on Black Background

    Tips for a Great Fire!

    If you have a fireplace or woodstove in your home, you have the opportunity for cozy nights, warming up your rooms, and adding beauty and character to your home. But if you can’t get the fire started, you won’t be able to enjoy all the great benefits! If you are a fireplace or woodstove owner looking for tips on how to build a great fire, read on — you will be a fire-starting pro in no time!…Read More

  9. Bird Sitting on a Branch

    Birds in Your Chimney?

    Have you heard any unusual noises or chirping coming from your chimney? If it is between spring and early winter, you could be hearing chimney swifts. These tiny birds migrate north from South America and return when the cold weather starts to set in. These birds are harmless, but you may not want them living in your chimney. You may not even notice them in your unused chimney until the babies are…Read More

  10. Closeup of Fireplace Logs on Fire

    Summertime Care for Your Fireplace or Wood Stove

    It’s summer, no need to think about your chimney, right? Wrong! Summer is the perfect time to address your fireplace or wood stove chimney to ensure that everything is in working order come fall. Summer is when chimney cleaning companies are not as busy, and can work you into their schedules more easily. You also can give attention to areas in and around your fireplace or wood stove while not ne…Read More