Who Should I Call to Fix a Chimney Leak?

A chimney leak is a big problem. Whether the water comes into your chimney through the masonry itself, the flashing, the roof, or right down the uncapped flue, water will wreak havoc on a healthy chimney. Every material that makes up masonry is adversely affected by...

Is Your Chimney Having Venting Issues?

The first step in fixing your chimney’s venting issues is to identify them, diagnose them, and then fix them! Many venting issues can be corrected easily, by just making a few adjustments at home. When they aren’t easily resolved, though, a professional needs to have...

Why You Need a Chimney Flue Inspection

When winter is on its way (and sometimes arrives early) the last thing you need or want is a chimney problem. They can be hard to self-diagnose, they can be difficult to correct, and they can put your fireplace out of commission indefinitely. It’s important to make...

How to Tell What Kind of Fireplace You Have

If you’re new to your home, whether you inherited it, if it’s a new purchase, or you are a REALTOR with a new investment, it’s important to understand what type of fireplace you have. The type of fireplace you have will determine how your home is heated, what safety...

The Importance of Chimney Flashing

One of the most important parts of the chimney system is flashing. Many homeowners assume it’s part of the roofing, others understand it’s part of the chimney—but what is it? The flashing is made up of thin sheets of metal that are placed meticulously to shed water in...

Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs a Cleaning

Homeowners today like to have the convenience of laundry equipment in the home. At least half of homeowners and renters have a clothes washer and dryer in the home, and for all its convenience, it may also be a problem. Your clothes dryer may be dirty and it may be...