Wood Burning Stoves

Are you looking to save money by installing an alternate heating source to your home? If so, look no farther than a wood stove! Even if you’ve had experience with wood stoves in the past, you may be thinking that they aren’t really that efficient or effective at...

Chimney Relining

A chimney seems like such a simple structure, and the purpose seems clear. It serves to get the smoke from the fire in the fireplace up and out of your house. Simple, right? However, did you know that your chimney actually has many parts? The dampers, the flue, the...

Repair Your Chimney Crown

If you have a working fireplace in your home, you know the enjoyment of sitting in front of a warm, crackling blaze – relaxing after a hard day’s work. However, think about the structure of your chimney. How much do you really know? It’s pretty obvious that the...

Schedule Your Dryer Vent Cleaning

There are so many things to do when summer comes around! Some of these are fun things, too! Planning your vacation, going swimming, or taking in the many sights in and around Chicago. Some aren’t quite as much fun, but still need to be done. This includes getting your...

Warm Weather Chimney Repairs

When summer comes around, it’s easy to find things to do to fill your to-do list. Washing windows, cleaning out the attic and garage for a garage sale, painting the house. In the summer, going to the beach, picnicking in the park, or shooting hoop at the courts are...

Benefits of a Lock Top Damper

The damper is an important component of your fireplace and chimney system. It is a metal flap in your chimney, and the purpose of it is twofold. First, to keep the flow of air that’s coming from the outside from entering your chimney when your fireplace is not in use....

Keeping Your Smoke Chamber Clean

It’s spring cleaning time! Time to get your windows clean and your floors shiny. What’s a greater feeling than to come home to a house that’s clean and fresh smelling? If you want to maintain that sweet smell throughout the summer season, make sure that you...

The Process and Importance of Tuckpointing

It’s important to understand the processes that your chimney goes through and the repairs that may need to be undertaken. Unfortunately, sometimes even the terms can be confusing. You hear about dampers and the smoke box and the chimney crown and the chase and the...

Chimney Masonry and Water Damage

Your chimney looks pretty indestructible, and truth be told, it is a pretty sturdy structure. But unfortunately, it can take hits from some pretty unlikely elements, like water, for instance. It seems pretty unlikely that something as light and cool as a rain shower...

Enjoy Your Outdoor Fireplace Year Round

A backyard fireplace is a great addition to your backyard. It can add charm and a welcoming feel to friends and family who need a place to gather. But is this just too big of an expense for the limited amount of time that you can use it, especially with the cold of an...