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3 Different Types of Chimneys

3 Different Types of Chimneys

In today's world, most houses have chimneys and fireplaces in order to keep the house warm and comfortable, especially during the winter months.   The major purpose of a chimney is to transmit or disperse smoke, heat, and flue gasses from stoves and fireplaces...

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How Often You Should Sweep Your Chimney & the Reasons Why

How Often You Should Sweep Your Chimney & the Reasons Why

Regularly using your fireplace can rapidly cause your chimney to become dirty with soot, ash, and other minute particles from the fires, necessitating regular sweeping.   Unfortunately, determining whether or not your chimney requires sweeping is difficult. While...

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Formation of Modern Chimney Codes & Chimney Maintenance

Formation of Modern Chimney Codes & Chimney Maintenance

Older homes are known for their character, charm, and unique architectural details particularly the fireplaces and chimneys that are especially sought after when buyers are on the market for older homes. But despite having much of the beautiful original details that...

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The New Trend: Wood-Burning Fireplaces

The New Trend: Wood-Burning Fireplaces

Perhaps it’s the feeling of throwing a log into a fire and hearing the crackling and popping sound as it burns. Or perhaps it’s the warmth and ambiance that a burning fire adds to any room. For some, it’s the beauty of an updated hearth that adds a touch of cozy...

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The Importance of Chimney Inspections

The Importance of Chimney Inspections

Relaxing in front of a crackling fire is one of the simplest, most heartwarming things a person can do with loved ones during the colder seasons. However, there’s absolutely nothing pleasant about the fires, toxic fumes, and water damage that can occur if you neglect...

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Chimney Caps: What They Are and What They Do

Chimney Caps: What They Are and What They Do

What Is a Chimney Cap? Chimney caps are the protective coverings at the very top of your chimney. They are typically made of copper or steel mesh and are available in various styles to match the design of your home's exterior. Sitting on top of the mesh ring is a cap...

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The Fascinating Early History of Chimneys

The Fascinating Early History of Chimneys

Chimneys are a staple of architecture and feel-good winter movies.  But where did the structure come from and why was it invented? The Origins of the Chimney   The true origin of chimneys remains unclear to many historians, but it's thought to be unlikely that...

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Benefits of Stainless Steel Chimney Liners

Benefits of Stainless Steel Chimney Liners

What Is a Chimney Liner? A liner in a masonry chimney is defined as a "ceramic, clay, or metal conduit installed inside of a chimney, intended to contain the combustion products, direct them to the outside atmosphere, and protect the chimney walls from heat and...

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Tips on How To Clean Your Dryer Vent

Tips on How To Clean Your Dryer Vent

Has your laundry been taking longer than usual to dry? Has your dryer been unusually hot to the touch during its use? Has there been a discernible burning smell emanating from your laundry room?    If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then there’s a...

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