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Do I Need To ‘Close’ My Fireplace During Summer?

It’s summer in the Tennessee Valley, a time for backyard barbecues, swimming at the lake, and enjoying the great outdoors. Since the fireplace doesn’t get much use during the warm summer months, many homeowners often ask if they need to close the fireplace. The short answer is “yes”, as it will provide protection from the... Read more

What Can You Do with Your Fireplace in the Summer?

When the cold season is over, most fireplaces basically go unnoticed until it’s time to start using them again. This may not be a good thing, especially if no chimney inspections or necessary repair work and cleaning are performed in the off-season. Beyond maintenance, a fireplace doesn’t have to just sit there all spring and... Read more

Things You Should Know About Fireplaces

Enjoying the warmth and ambiance of the sparkling flames and crackling logs in a stunning fireplace is a winter tradition in many homes throughout the Southern and Middle Tennessee Valley and around the country. However, there are a few things homeowners need to know about fireplaces to ensure they maintain a safe and enjoyable experience.... Read more

Chimney Dampers 101

Most chimney dampers sit just above a fireplace’s firebox and are opened and closed with a handle or similar device. Less common are top-mount dampers, which are installed at the top of the chimney structure. Dampers perform two critical jobs. Job 1. Dampers open to allow smoke to draft Your chimney flue is (or should... Read more

Why You Should Hire A Chimney Sweep Now

Many homeowners tend to delay chimney sweeping until the fall, which is why it is typically a busy time of year for professional chimney sweeps. However, it is best to hire a chimney sweep in the spring or summer ahead of the busy fall season. There are more convenient appointment options available, and if any... Read more