Can I Burn My Christmas Tree in My Fireplace?

The Christmas season seems to come and go in the blink of an eye, but it leaves behind more than memories. If your home is like ours, after the wrapping paper has settled and dinner has been consumed, it can look like a Christmas storm has gone through. Simply put,...

Fireplace & Chimney Riddles

Fireplace and chimney care is serious business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun now and then. We’ve got some fireplace and chimney riddles you can use to quiz your friends when you’re reminding them to book their annual inspection....

What Is a Witches Crook? What Are They For?

So, you’ve recently noticed that there’s a bend in your chimney and it has you asking a bunch of questions. Like… why is it there? Is it normal? Do I need to take special care of it? And most importantly – how on earth does Santa make it down the...

What Is Chimney Tuckpointing?

Masonry structures are a popular choice for homes and establishments. They create a rustic appearance and offer a more traditional appearance, giving whatever structure they’re built for a timeless and classic aesthetic. That said, while brick looks pleasing to the...

Chimney Odor Causes & How To Prevent Them

There’s no denying a fireplace provides warmth and boosts the overall aesthetic and value of a house. …but it can also produce some pretty foul odors if it’s not appropriately cared for. Fireplace odors are common, especially when the season changes,...

It’s Spring! Call Us In for a Leak Inspection

It’s finally springtime which means warmer days, blooming flowers, and… chimney leaks? By the end of winter, there’s no denying that we’re ready for the nice weather April and May can bring, but with it comes more rain, which means certain areas of your home might...