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...
What Winter Can Do to a Chimney System

What Winter Can Do to a Chimney System

Winter is show time for your chimney system. It is the time when it endures the most abuse, works the most, and may have the most problems if it isn’t properly maintained. Winter Weather and Your Chimney Ordinary wear-and-tear can lead to serious damage during winter...
Reasons Why a Liner Needs Replacing

Reasons Why a Liner Needs Replacing

You don’t just make a chimney repair for no reason. Chimney professionals put customer safety and comfort first, and chimney repairs, sweeps, and inspections are necessary for safety and function. Like every other part of your chimney system, the chimney liner is...