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.

Smoking chimney and smoking fireplaces part 6: fireplace smoke enters rooms

Todd Woofenden

Fireplace smoke enters other rooms in your home. How does this happen and some tips on fixing the problem. Smoking chimney problems.

Smoky fireplaces part 2: smoky fireplace endings

Todd Woofenden

Some fireplaces work just fine as long as you keep a rip-roaring fire going. But let it burn low, and it starts to smoke. (You might find that this type of fireplace is also smoky at startup, as discussed above.) The solution is to keep it burning high until spring, when you can open the windows… Just kidding. But seriously now, read on if your fireplace is okay during high-fire, but smokes as it burns low.

How to use the fireplace

Todd Woofenden

If you are new to fireplaces or your new home has a fireplace, there are a few basic things you should know before you begin to use the fireplace. This is a very basic explanation of how to use your fireplace and includes information on what to do next.

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