Diagnosing Chimney Leaks

Diagnosing Chimney Leaks

Every spring, All American Chimney Service gets calls from customers about leaky chimneys. During the winter, chimneys can suffer a lot of spalling damage, which is when the water that has been absorbed in the bricks and mortar freezes, expands, and then thaws to...
Why HeatShield?

Why HeatShield?

When you have a masonry chimney, most likely you have a clay tile liner within your chimney. While these liners are extremely durable and can last for a long time, the tiles can begin to crack and break off over the years, and when this happens, your chimney is unsafe...
Signs of a Chimney Fire

Signs of a Chimney Fire

One of the most devastating chimney-related events, a chimney fire can cause structural damage and destruction of homes as well as deaths and injuries. While a chimney fire can be very obvious with loud cracking noises and flames shooting out of the chimney, many...
Why Ivy Is Damaging Your Chimney

Why Ivy Is Damaging Your Chimney

You may want to be careful about growing ivy on your masonry chimney, especially if your home was built before 1930. According to Today’s Homeowner, climbing vines can cause devastating damage to the bricks and mortar of the chimney. Before 1930, masons did not mix...