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Does Your Gas Fireplace Need Annual Maintenance?

If you have a gas fireplace, you have a most delightful winter convenience. But does your gas fireplace need annual maintenance? Yes, safety experts say the national standard is for all fireplaces, chimneys, and vents to be inspected at least once a year. Granted, there aren’t the problems created by creosote, which only wood fires... Read more

Why Hire a Professional Fireplace Installer

Homeowners take pride in their homes. Many like to tackle home repair tasks or upgrades, such as installing new lighting fixtures or installing landscaping. While commendable, there are several arguments why fireplace and chimney work is best left to the experts. Here are six reasons why you should hire a professional for your fireplace installation.... Read more

What Kind of Tools do Chimney Techs Use?

For most homeowners, chimneys are a rarely thought-of component of their home’s structure until something goes wrong. Whether it’s a chimney damper that won’t open or a gas fireplace that won’t start, when something breaks with your fireplace you want to get it fixed ASAP. That’s when you’ll want to call A-1 Chimney Specialist for... Read more

Why Now Is the Time for a Chimney Inspection

Lighting a fire under yourself to accomplish spring cleaning is a great way to clear out a whole year of accumulated dust and clutter. While you’re at it, now is the time for a chimney inspection, too. You’ll get more than the satisfaction of cleanliness because a chimney inspection helps ensure fire safety in winter.... Read more

How To Get Soot Out Of The Carpet

Every wood-burning fireplace will have to deal with soot and ash at some point. As a normal by-product of burning anything, it can quickly pile up if you don’t routinely remove it from your firebox. Plus, it can be somewhat difficult to get soot out of carpet if any spills out. Let’s look closer at... Read more