1. Best Practices for Chimney Care

    There’s nothing greater than an evening spent in front of the fireplace as storms pass through. And it’s nights like that which make it worthwhile to take care of your home’s hearth. For the most part, taking care of your chimney and fireplace is simple, especially once you’ve lit a few fires. But in case this is your first time owning a home with a fireplace, we’ve cataloged some “bes…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Curl Up In Front Of The Fire With These Books

    Keep the fires burning, that is what we always say. There is nothing that compares to the ambiance of a roaring fire on a cold winter night, with the glow creating the perfect light for reading. That being said, reading by the fire is best done when your chimney is clean and Chimney Care Plus is your local Frederick chimney sweep. We have been providing our neighbors a safe environment to curl up …Read More

  8. The Cold Is Coming, Time for a Chimney Cleaning!

    The writing's on the wall and the weather is changing. Let me reiterate that again, it is soon going to be really cold. Cold enough that my crystal ball broke last year. If you have lived in Frederick for more than 45 minutes, you know that it can get colder than the arctic in less than a day. That’s right my friend, it is chimney season. The time of year when going outside seems like the last t…Read More

  9. The Danger of Lint (It’s Still Ok In Your Belly Button)

    The buzzer goes off on your dryer. You head to the laundry room and pull out a pile of warm, wonderful smelling sheets. The clean smell is intoxicating but your clothes do not seem to be getting very dry. This is an indication that your dryer vents are clogged and must be cleaned. At Chimney Care Plus this is one of our many services that we offer the good people of Frederick. We are much more tha…Read More

  10. The Best Never Rest

    We have all been there, there is that one thing about your house that drives you nuts. It is usually something that is not obvious everyday, like your front door or something. It is something that you only see every once in awhile, and never seem to remember until it is too late. That could be something like a leaking gutter or your old crumbling chimney. Well you are in luck because Chimney Care …Read More