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Lightning Struck My Chimney, Now What?

Thunder and lightning are a normal part of summertime storms. Unfortunately, chimneys are a bit more susceptible to being struck by lightning than other parts of your home. Rest assured, even though it’s the most common point on your home to be struck, it still isn’t common by any means. If you happen to have... Read more

Why It’s Important to Clean Your Chimney Every Year

As winter ends and the temperatures begin rising, the last thing on your mind is cleaning the chimney and fireplace. However, post-winter cleaning is essential, and we’ll explain why. Removing Creosote Creosote is a highly flammable, tar-like substance that builds along the flue walls when you use your fireplace. Besides being a fire risk, creosote... Read more

When Is The Last Time You Had Your Dryer Vent Cleaned?

I know, not one more thing to add to your chore list. When you think of the tasks that you do, day in and day out, how many of them will relate to the safety of your family? Doing the dishes, vacuuming, laundry, don’t get me wrong, all these things need to be done, but... Read more

Why You Should Close Your Chimney Damper in Summer

Do you know if your chimney damper is open or closed right now? If you don’t, go check it right away. Was it closed? Good. Or, was it open? If so, here are a few reasons why you should close your damper this summer. You’re not trying to cool or heat the entire world While... Read more

Facts about Chimney Efflorescence

If you have any kind of masonry on your property, chances are you’ve dealt with white streaks or patches on the surface at some point. You’ve also probably had a few questions once you noticed it for the first time. What is it? Is it dangerous? Is it a sign of a problem? To answer... Read more