It's that time of year again. Earlier in the week I had received several calls from potential customers looking to have a chimney cap installed. I asked a few questions to determine the type and style of cap they were interested in, and I also inquired to see if they noticed any sounds coming from [...]
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I had a dryer vent cleaning on the schedule recently. The owner stated that they just purchased a new dryer, and it was not working properly. When I arrived at the location, I determined that the vent was out the side of the house, and was about two and half stories high. There was evidence [...]
Chimney caps are an often overlooked piece for a properly functioning chimney. Maybe it's due to history, chimneys were built, and never had caps installed for hundreds of years. You can drive through many neighborhoods still today, where the chimney's don't have caps installed. Also, you don't need to have a fireplace to [...]
The days are starting to get longer and the temperatures are starting to rise. It's also the time of the year that we start to wind down the use of our fireplaces and wood burning appliances due to the warmer temperatures. Many shut them down and don't think about them till the chill hits the [...]
Every year many of us start the New Year with may one or multiple "New Years" resolutions. We start motivated with every intention of fulfilling our newly minted resolutions, but as we know, many of us, myself included, let them fall by the wayside and forget about them shortly after they began. Why not start [...]
Is your chimney protected from the elements? Your chimney, like the rest of your home, is exposed to the elements 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Whether it is made of brick or it is a chase style “prefab chimneys,” they need maintenance from time to time. The type of maintenance and timing [...]
Lock Top Dampers The chill in the air has started & Lock Top Dampers may be your solution. While that may be great as you enjoy the outdoors, you want to be "snug as a bug" while in your home. Have you noticed cold drafts by your fireplace even on non-windy days? Having trouble keeping [...]
Does your chimney have a cap to prevent rain, birds and other critters from getting inside your chimney? Is your chimney ready for fall? Haven't had it swept in years? Do you have cracks in the crown that may cause water penetration? Does your chimney have a cap to prevent rain, birds and other critters [...]
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are starting to fall but the temperatures are still warm, and it doesn’t feel like time to use the fireplace yet. But, as we all know time fly’s, and before you know it you’ll want to be using that fireplace in no time. If you haven’t had [...]
Thought about how your dryer vents the moisture from drying clothes lately? If you’re like a lot people, probably not. It’s like when the water heater goes when you have family visiting from out of town, out of site out of mind, till a problem arises. A dryer needs a clean line to vent the [...]