1. Understanding the Protective Parts of Your Chimney

    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

  2. Fire Safety for Kids

    Fire Safety Tips 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. As Western Maryland's sour…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Chimney Atop a Snow-Covered Roof

    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

  7. White Home Featuring a Prominent Chimney

    Heat and Energy

    You drive your vehicle everyday but, do you really give much thought to the exhaust system in your car? An internal combustion engine is fairly efficient in its operation and the leftover gasses that are expelled out of the tailpipe are relatively clean (Now we all know that “clean” exhaust emissions is a relative term because there is much debate about that sort of thing.). When an internal c…Read More

  8. Green Stucco Home With Small ChimneyGreen Stucco Home With Small Chimney

    Summer Maintenance

    Summer is now upon us and the days are getting longer. The air conditioner has, no doubt, taken the place of your cozy fireplace. Warm nights are now a fact of life, and generally it is not that common to use your fireplace during the summer months. While you love your fireplace, it is imperative that it is in good working order for the changes in temperature that tends to sneak up on us in the fa…Read More