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How to Spot a Chimney Leak

Masonry chimneys are so durable that they typically last a lifetime. When you follow a regular maintenance routine, your masonry chimney should give you years of warm and cozy fires. However, from time to time, you may encounter certain issues. The most common chimney...

All About Chimney Odors

No matter the appliance and no matter the fuel type, foul odors are something any chimney owner could face from time to time. Knowing the common causes of bad smells in your fireplace and how to appropriately address them can make a big difference in how comfortable...

Storing Firewood for the Fall

One of the easiest ways to have clean burning and warm fires is to only use firewood that has been properly seasoned. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) properly seasoned firewood will have been allowed to dry for at least six months. If you...

Prevent Animal Entry Through the Chimney

Discovering that you have a family of birds, squirrels, raccoons, or other wild animals in your chimney is actually very common. As more and more trees get cut down, these critters often mistake chimneys for the tall, hollow trees. Normally these trees would serve as...