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Why A Chimney Sweep is Important

This time of year you hear a lot about fire safety. It’s not only those who have a fireplace that may experience a fire this winter. Winter has the highest frequency and severity of fires of the year for many reasons. First, homeowners are using heat for their homes,...

Why We Recommend Chimney Waterproofing

For all our customers in and around Raleigh, North Carolina, we recommend chimney waterproofing. In order to maintain the longest chimney life that is safest and most efficient, preventing water penetration and damage is paramount. Water and Chimneys Perhaps the worst...

What You Should Know About Chimney Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are about 53,600 house fires reported each year of which the primary cause is heating equipment. The leading contributing factor to these fires is one thing: failure to clean. The primary heating...

We Repair and Replace Chimney Caps

The chimney cap is the first defense for your chimney—against weather, animals, and debris. When it’s designed well and installed correctly, it offers protection for your flue for many years. However, many times, caps are made with cheap materials or installed...

Dangers of a Dirty Chimney

If you’re like many homeowners, your chimney is used at least intermittently each winter. Even those who don’t use their fireplace as a primary heat source still use the fireplace regularly all winter long. Every time the fire burns in your fireplace, smoke and gases...

Save Money and Energy with Top Sealing Dampers

Did you know that of all the things that can go wrong with your chimney system, problems with the chimney cap is quite common? Not only is it common for the cap to become damaged or dislodged, but it also leads to a chimney leak that can wreak havoc on your system....

Why Does My Chimney Stink?

If you used your fireplace all winter long, you’re probably ready to ignore it for the summer. You can absolutely forget the fireplace and chimney system for the off-season as long as you had your routine maintenance completed in the spring. If not, your fireplace may...