1. Creative Ideas for Firewood Storage

    If you’re like we are here at Chimney Care Plus, then you probably spend most of your free time fireside. We love our fires, and dedicate ourselves to maintaining chimneys here in Maryland so that our neighbors can enjoy their hearths as much as we do. Now, if your fireplace and firepit prove to be a focal point in your day to day, then you may be spending plenty of time walking back and forth b…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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