The Importance of Chimney Flashing

Is your chimney leaking? There are several things that could be causing this, such as structural damage to your chimney or a broken chimney cap. Probably the most common problem that causes chimney leaks is broken, worn out, or incorrectly installed flashing. What is...

The Correct Method of Burning Wood

There are right and wrong ways to do many things. Washing your car with rocks? Probably not a good idea. Opening a window by throwing a rock through it? You might cool off pretty quickly, but closing it back up will take more time. Reading a book with the lights off?...

Schedule Your Chimney Sweeping Before Fall

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, your thoughts turn towards fall activities. Sending the kids back to school, getting out your jackets and sweaters, giving the house a good cleaning, having friends over to eat chili and watch football – all of these things...

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...