Checking a chimney

Chimney safety should be a concern for every homeowner. Each year, lives and property are lost due to improper care and maintenance of chimneys. You can check some parts of the chimney yourself.

Hiring a chimney professional

In checking your chimney, a chimney professional can check all of the visible components of the chimney for damage, needed maintenance, and fire safety. A chimney professional is trained to look for dangerous or questionable conditions that a homeowner could easily miss.

NFPA 211 & Your Chimney

Oliver Beauchemin

Certain companies provide workers who specialize in inspecting, cleaning and maintaining chimneys, vents and flues. Chimney repair is a normal part of their work. A qualified chimney sweep can diagnose and fix problems that the average person may not notice. Regularly engaging such services can mean the difference between comfortable living and disaster.

Collapsed Chimney May Cause Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Ron Herman

When chimneys are in disrepair, the updraft stops working. Gas can seep into your home, and that poses a serious danger for your family. Deadly carbon monoxide gas can seep into your home, and it will silently poison your family. It’s important to have your chimney inspected and invest in chimney repair to protect your home and your loved ones.

Cleaning a Chimney: Chemical Chimney Cleaners

SNEWS

You’ve seen advertisements for products touted to “clean your chimney.” Are they effective? Are such products a replacement for the services of live, trained, professional chimney sweeps?

Chimney Height Critical to Fireplace or Wood Stove Performance

Marge Padgitt

Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves only work right when everything is built or installed correctly, and that includes the height of the chimney. There are several factors to take into consideration when planning for the termination height of a masonry or factory built chimney system.

WETT and why do I need a WETT evaluation

ChimneyChick

WETT Inc is a Not For Profit entity that supplies Chimney and Hearth Technicians in Canada with a Certification in their field. We, as Hearth

Time for Second Sweeping of the Wood-burning Stove Chimney

Marge Padgitt

Now that the wood-burning season is in high gear it’s time to think about scheduling another sweeping to keep the wood stove or insert functioning properly and reduce the risk of chimney fire.

Dryer vents and the chimney sweep

Marge Padgitt

Dryer vents collect flammable lint, which accumulates inside the dryer, in the flexible connecting pipe, and the dryer vent.  With too much lint in these areas, poor dryer performance will occur and a fire may result.

Wildlife Removal from a Chimney

Chad Murray

Common wildlife removals from a chimney include birds, raccoon, squirrels, bats, ducks, and the occasional snake. Call a chimney professional for all your chimney wildlife removal needs.

Spring Chimney Sweep

Chad Murray

Chad Murray, Certified Chimney Professional, says the spring is the best time to get your fireplace and chimney serviced. It may be hazardous to your health not getting it serviced in the Spring.

Chimney liners overview

Contributing Author

Some homeowners have asked Chimneys.com to provide some basic information about their chimney liner.  With all the different types of chimney liners, the strength and weakness of each and their different applications, one can understand the need for clarification.  This article will attempt to provide answers.

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