Questions To Ask A Chimney Sweep Before You Hire

What do you need to ask before you hire a chimney sweep. What are the qualifications of the chimney sweep? What happens if something goes wrong - Insurance? Is the chimney sweep properly trained…how do you know?

Find a Good Chimney Sweep

Finding a good chimney sweep can be difficult..!! Especially since there are few cities which regulate the chimney sweep industry.

Water Repellant Good Idea for Masonry Chimneys

Marge Padgitt

As spring approaches homeowners are thinking about their exterior home maintenance and that should include their masonry chimney.

What type of chimney is best

Todd Woofenden

There are advantages and limitations to each kind. Determining the best type of chimney for you requires a complete picture of the specific appliances that the chimney must serve

How chimneys work: draft

Todd Woofenden

The purpose of a chimney is to take the combustion products (smoke and gasses) from the appliance to the atmosphere outside your home, and at the same time, to draw air for combustion into the appliance. This movement of combustion air and exhaust is called draft.

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


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

Types of chimneys

Todd Woofenden

What we usually picture when we think about chimneys is a masonry chimney: one constructed of brick, concrete blocks, or stone. But current building technology includes another major category, the factory-built chimney.

Smoke Signals: Have a question about your chimney?