1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Problems Found 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 before 1950, and definitely any that are from the 19th century) were constructed with fewe…Read More

  5. The Benefits of Having a Fireplace

    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 fireplace or woodstove! Warmth Burning wood indoors produces heat, and that can be great for cold fall and winter nights. Even…Read More

  6. 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 recent 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 t…Read More

  7. 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 a…Read More

  8. 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

  9. The History of the Chimney Sweep

    Chim Chimney, Chim Chimney, Chim Chim Cher-ee… these iconic song lyrics call to mind the quintessential chimney sweep Bert featured in the musical Mary Poppins. As long as there have been chimneys, the ash and soot they leave behind after a fire has needed to be cleared away. Chimneys build up creosote which can restrict airflow, and even catch fire inside the chimney. Chimney sweeps perform the…Read More

  10. Don’t Try the DIY: Why You Should Hire a Chimney Sweep This Spring

    The weather is warming, spring is coming, and your chimney most likely needs a cleaning! After burning wood all winter, your fireplace or wood stove will be ready for a spring cleaning. It is recommended that you clean your chimney once a year, and spring time is a great time to prepare for the next wood burning season. If you are considering tackling this task on your own, read on to see why hiri…Read More