Wind Storms and the Chimney: With or Without Rain
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by Cherise Kennerley
3d ago
Wind storms and the chimney: it’s not a pair made in paradise. The wind storms that we’ve had lately in the Chicagoland area have been challenging. Not only has debris from the trees been thick all over the grass and driveway, but has also blown off roofing materials, gutters and of course some things associated […] The post Wind Storms and the Chimney: With or Without Rain appeared first on Chimney Repairs and Service Expertise ..read more
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Cicada Crawling Up the Chimney
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by Cherise Kennerley
3d ago
This past weekend, for most homeowners, was the time to cut your grass. We’ve had plenty of rain to have the grass grow quite long. After opening the garage door and pulling out the mower, I was greeted by cicadas sitting on both garbage cans. They are definitely a good size bug. Okay, no big […] The post Cicada Crawling Up the Chimney appeared first on Chimney Repairs and Service Expertise ..read more
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Checking a Chimney Heat Shield
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by Cherise Kennerley
2w ago
A chimney heat shield is the crucial part of your chimney that protects your home from overheating and catching fire. If you’re noticing any burning smells, unusually high temperatures coming from the firebox, or are just overall concerned for the safety of your fireplace, a professional chimney sweep from Superior Chimney can help. Over time, […] The post Checking a Chimney Heat Shield appeared first on Chimney Repairs and Service Expertise ..read more
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Does Your Living Room Look Like a Pizza Oven?
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by Cherise Kennerley
1M ago
How would you know if your chimney smoke guard is working properly? A faulty chimney smoke guard is surprisingly obvious. Have you been to a pizza restaurant recently? The best pizza restaurants have wood burning ovens, all with a chimney attached. Sometimes, the inside of the restaurant looks cloudy and smokey, and smells like burning […] The post Does Your Living Room Look Like a Pizza Oven? appeared first on Chimney Repairs and Service Expertise ..read more
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A Flammable Chimney
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by Cherise Kennerley
1M ago
A chimney without a chimney liner (firewall) or a damaged chimney liner is in need of a chimney liner replacement. Take a brief walk around your neighborhood and look to the very top of each home’s chimney. Do you notice any black smears covering the bricks? It looks like someone spilled a can of black […] The post A Flammable Chimney appeared first on Chimney Repairs and Service Expertise ..read more
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Cicadas in the Chimney – Are They Trying to Get In?
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by Cherise Kennerley
1M ago
Superior Chimney has been answering many questions about cicadas in the chimney. We thought it would be useful to discuss what you can do now before the billions of cicadas emerge from the ground and the worry about cicadas in the chimney begin. The Arrival of the Cicadas There are over 3,000 species of cicadas […] The post Cicadas in the Chimney – Are They Trying to Get In? appeared first on Chimney Repairs and Service Expertise ..read more
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A CSIA Professional’s Guide to Spring Cleaning
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by Cherise Kennerley
1M ago
A CSIA certified chimney sweep is a professional certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (or CSIA). All of Superior Chimney’s technicians and masons, not just some, are CSIA certified. These are highly trained professionals who are unquestionably the most qualified and knowledgeable people for the job. As Spring tries to make its way […] The post A CSIA Professional’s Guide to Spring Cleaning appeared first on Chimney Repairs and Service Expertise ..read more
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April Showers Bring May… Leaks?
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by Cherise Kennerley
1M ago
A missing chimney cap can make or break the chimney structure and safety of your home. It’s true that April showers bring May flowers. It also can bring severe storms that, in the Chicagoland area, will be sure to damage your chimney. You need all the necessary protection for the Spring months. If you go […] The post April Showers Bring May… Leaks? appeared first on Chimney Repairs and Service Expertise ..read more
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Chimney vs. Water
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by Cherise Kennerley
1M ago
Every blog post, video and chimney professional will tell you water damage to a chimney is the worst and the most common damage your chimney will go through. Plants, our bodies and animals are made up of at least 70% water! Yet, our chimneys are not. Chimneys are heavily affected by rain, wind and everyday […] The post Chimney vs. Water appeared first on Chimney Repairs and Service Expertise ..read more
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The ABC’s of Tuckpointing Chimney Repair
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by Cherise Kennerley
1M ago
The ABC’s of tuckpointing chimney repair include chimney size, repair and materials. Have you ever browsed online, especially a website like Instagram or Facebook, and saw photos of perfect homes? It feels like you do home repairs almost every day! Those home improvement shows on HGTV make a living off of the perfect interior and […] The post The ABC’s of Tuckpointing Chimney Repair appeared first on Chimney Repairs and Service Expertise ..read more
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