Drafting You Do Not Want to Watch

Drafting You Do Not Want to Watch

The primary purpose of a fireplace is to maintain the combustion of wood into heat and drafting out harmful gases and smoke out of the building. Smoke travels through the chimney to the outside air, instead of inside the home. When a good draft is not present, a low...
Helpful Tips: The Search for the Perfect Sweep

Helpful Tips: The Search for the Perfect Sweep

The Perfect Sweep As summer comes to an end, appointments and bookings rise. Right before the fall, which is prime time for using your fireplace, many people will schedule their recommended annual CSIA certified inspection. During this time, all chimney sweep...
Cleaning Your Flue

Cleaning Your Flue

A flue is a pipe in a chimney for directing gases from a fireplace to outside the home. Fireplaces can be the biggest source of energy consumption when the flue is not used correctly. This usually happens when the flue is left open too wide after the fire has started....
Leaking Issues

Leaking Issues

What causes chimney leaks? Although chimneys look like simple brick or stone columns, they are actually complex structures with a number of different pieces and parts. Because the chimney is constantly exposed to the elements, its masonry is at greater risk for damage...