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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Chimney Care Plus, Your Local Chimney Specialist

    Just like a man, your fireplace is not an island. It is connected to your house through the attic or upstairs. Generally, homeowners know little about the condition of their chimney and that can be a dangerous situation. The elements in this part of the country are legendary for destroying things. The cold,  damp winter can take the mortar between bricks and shatter it. Think that you are exempt …Read More