Why You Should Waterproof Your Chimney

Your chimney is one of the best things about your house. For example, it increases your property value. It also enhances your interior design, becomes a backdrop for family memories and photos, and has a functioning purpose. Burning a fire during cool months can mean...

It’s Time to Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned

Did you know clothes dryers account for 2,900 home fires each year? Clothes dryer fires cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss each year. And the majority of these fires are caused from the failure to clean your dryer vents. The US...

Protect Your Chimney From Chimney Swifts

Spring may be the season that identifies a problem with your chimney, and you don’t want to be the last to know! A leak means there’s a problem with the masonry, flashing, crown, or cap. An odor problem also means there’s a leak or it needs to be cleaned. An animal in...

The Importance of Fireplace Inserts

If you’re living in the Raleigh area of North Carolina, you are likely finished with burning season and thinking of next year. Hopefully if wood is your fuel of choice, you’re already setting some aside to season for the coming winter. If you’re wanting to switch to...

All About the FireGuard System

At Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service, we encounter every type of chimney problems every day that could be avoided. The safety of our neighbors in and around Raleigh is important to us, and that’s why we only use the best products. FireSafe Industries is a...

What is a Fireplace Retro-Fit?

If you’ve been looking online or speaking to a professional about fireplace upgrades, you might have heard the term “fireplace retro-fit”. This is a great way to upgrade an old or inefficient fireplace, convert fuel-types, or give your hearth a new look. A retro-fit...
We Can Remove Fireplace Stains

We Can Remove Fireplace Stains

Your fireplace plays an important function in your home. Not only that, but chances are you’ve invested a lot of your hard-earned money into it, whether that be through upgrades, home construction, home-buying, or maintenance. Your fireplace is an investment,...

How to Repurpose Your Firewood Ash

Your fire produces buckets of ash throughout one burning season. If you burn improperly seasoned firewood, have a less efficient system, or use a small insert or stove, you may have an excessive amount of ashes. There are several ways to recycle and reuse ashes...

How to Protect Your Chimney Against Water

As spring fast approaches, some homes are not prepared for the heavy rains. One way to ensure you are prepared is a chimney inspection. A routine inspection catches problems in their early stage before they lead to more serious damage. Did You Know? A leak in your...