Common Chimney Problems
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by tiffany.payne@chimney.com
5d ago
Chimneys are valuable home features that can improve indoor air quality and keep your home warm and cozy in the winter without having to rely on costly heating systems. However, despite their welcoming functions, chimneys are one of the more overlooked areas of home maintenance — it’s easy to forgo a routine chimney inspection when the fireplace seems to be working fine. However, even the most minor problem can spiral into major repair needs. While prioritizing a bi-annual inspection and general maintenance is essential, knowing what to look for and when to reach out to a repair service is jus ..read more
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Chimney Repair Guide
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by tiffany.payne@chimney.com
2M ago
Sitting by a cozy fire is more enjoyable when you know your chimney is safe and clean. A well-maintained chimney directs harmful gases and particles out of your home or office building effectively, helping you maintain healthy indoor air quality and prevent fires. Chimney repair addresses complications such as cracks and deterioration to prevent chimney collapse, and annual maintenance is crucial because it saves you money on potential extensive repairs in the future. In this chimney repair guide, you can learn how professional chimney repairs benefit your chimney and what signs of damage to l ..read more
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How Does Cold Winter Weather Affect Your Chimney?
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by tiffany.payne@chimney.com
7M ago
There’s nothing better than cozying up next to your fireplace with a warm drink or glass of wine in the winter. As the cold months approach, you want to know you can enjoy your time in front of the fireplace, especially after a long day at work or on a relaxing weekend indoors. Can you imagine if you couldn’t use a fireplace this winter? Your days might seem a little colder and longer.  The good news is that a cold, fireless winter is just a thought. In reality, there are many ways to ensure your fireplace functions through the winter. One of those solutions is preparing your chimney for ..read more
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How Do Electric Fireplaces Work? A Complete Guide
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by tiffany.payne@chimney.com
10M ago
Electric fireplaces are an incredibly popular heating method renowned for their effectiveness, style and convenience. There are a variety of styles and designs to choose from. Whether you want a traditional wood fireplace look or a more modern style, there’s an electric fireplace that will work for you.  This guide answers the most frequently asked questions about electric fireplaces and gives you extra insight into how they work and what makes them such a great choice for your home. How Do Electric Fireplaces Work? The electric fireplace generates heat by using electricity. There are thr ..read more
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Why Does My Gas Fireplace Keep Going Out?
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by tiffany.payne@chimney.com
10M ago
Why Does My Gas Fireplace Keep Going Out? Your gas fireplace might keep going out for a number of reasons. On a home gas fireplace, many components work together to allow the unit to burn safely. That means that when you experience this sort of problem, you’ll have several places to check to find what needs to be fixed or replaced. Keeping your gas fireplace lit is accomplished when all the parts work together to supply gas to ignite the flames. The other components are there to keep you safe from the effects of harmful gases and the fire itself. To learn how to fix your gas fireplace when it ..read more
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Gas vs. Wood Fireplaces: A Buying Guide
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by tiffany.payne@chimney.com
11M ago
The best place to be during winter is curled up next to a fireplace with a steaming cup of hot cocoa. You can snuggle under a blanket, watch the flickering flames, listen to the soothing crackles and pops and enjoy a good movie or book in a warm, relaxing environment. On a pleasant summer evening, you can create an inviting and peaceful atmosphere by lighting your fireplace. You can gather your family and friends around it for an evening of games, movies and socialization without worrying about bugs or the fading light. When imagining fireplaces, most people think of the classic wood-burning v ..read more
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Preventing Animals From Entering Your Chimney
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by bluecorona_seo
1y ago
Animals need a comfortable place to shelter from predators and weather that’s too hot, cold, or rainy. Unfortunately, wild animals might choose your chimney as their safe place, which will make your home less safe for you. Luckily, with some expert advice and help from chimney professionals, you can prevent animals from entering your chimney. What Kind of Animals Get Into Chimneys? Some animals are more likely to seek shelter in your chimney than others, as they’re good at climbing (or flying) and can squeeze through small openings, such as: Bats Squirrels Birds Rats & mice Raccoons Dang ..read more
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Can Snow Get In My Chimney?
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by bluecorona_seo
2y ago
Answering Your Chimney & Snow FAQs During the winter and spring months in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, people are often more than happy to begin using their fireplaces to help keep themselves and their families warm and toasty inside their homes. The problem is that the snow outside your home can actually cause a problem if it makes it inside your chimney. It is important to know what signs to keep an eye out for and, if you see an issue, to contact chimney care experts. How Does Snow Get In Your Chimney? Chimneys are open-air tunnels that allow smoke out, making them an access ..read more
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Can You Install a Gas Fireplace Yourself?
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by bluecorona_seo
2y ago
One of the most frequent questions that potential clients ask us is, “Can you install a gas fireplace yourself?” In short, there are several reasons why we would not recommend doing so yourself; keep reading to learn more.   State Rules & Regulations As you might imagine, the rules and regulations surrounding fireplace installation and gas line work vary from state to state. In some cases, they differ from city to city or county to county. Most people do not have the time, energy, or expertise to familiarize themselves with all of the state, city, and county regulations involved ..read more
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Are Gas Fireplaces Worth It in DC?
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by bluecorona_seo
2y ago
If you live in the DC metro area, you know that beautiful Maryland and Virginia autumns turn into extended, cold winters. If you’re in the market for a new fireplace or looking to upgrade your old wood fireplace, it’s time to consider a gas fireplace. With so many benefits and only a few potential drawbacks, gas fireplaces are the perfect heating option for your home. How Do Gas Fireplaces Differ from Other Options? Gas fireplaces use a direct gas line to fuel a fire and provide heat to your home. They eliminate the need for firewood, and unlike electric fireplaces, gas fireplaces do produce r ..read more
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