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Problems With Cracked Chimney Crowns

There are some problems that can occur with your chimney system even when it’s not in use. Perhaps the off-season is the time when you should pay the most attention to your chimney. When you’re busy burning fires through the winter, that you don’t...

Why Is My Fireplace Smoking?

A fire naturally produces smoke. However, there is no good reason that it should be smoking anyplace other than your chimney. The chimney is designed to vent all of the harmful byproducts of the fire up and out of the house. This protects your family from health...

The Luck of the Chimney Sweep

You may have heard that chimney sweeps bring luck with them, and you wondered why a chimney sweep would be so lucky. At Mr. Smokestack, we are asked this question all of the time. Many Americans have not heard these legends as they all originated in Europe. In...