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.

Four Pathways to Chimney Damage

Estoban Corporation

Did the crown erode and let water in? Did the mortar weaken, allowing the crown to settle… causing a cracked crown letting more water in.

Anatomy of a woodstove

Todd Woofenden

Although there are many different models of wood stoves, there are several basic components in all stoves. We will take a look at parts found in all woodstoves as well as those found only in some woodstoves.

A chimney fire can cause more damage than expected to masonry chimneys

Marge Padgitt

The number of damaged chimneys that homeowners are unaware of is staggering.

Removing soot stains from bricks and stone

Marge Padgitt

Soot stains over a fireplace can ruin a focal point in a room and detract from the beauty of the stone, tile, or brick facing. Long thought to be irremovable, there are some new techniques and products that can do the job.

Negative House Pressure Can Cause Multiple Problems

Marge Padgitt

Negative house pressure is a common problem that can cause fireplaces and wood-burning appliances to smoke, and gas appliances to backdraft deadly Carbon Monoxide gas. This is probably the least understood house issue, but one that usually can be corrected.

Fire safety

Todd Woofenden

Fire safety is extremely important if you are building a fire in your fireplace or wood stove.

Smoke Signals: Have a question about your chimney?