Fire Prevention Week 2018: Look, Listen, Learn

Almost 150 years ago, one of the most devastating disasters in our country’s history occurred. On October 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire began, and this tragedy killed over 250 people and left approximately 100,000 people without their homes as the fire destroyed...

The Importance of Being Proactive

Owning a house comes with plenty of responsibilities and upkeep. One part of the home that often gets overlooked and neglected is the chimney and fireplace system. Many of us only think about it in cold months so we often don’t give the proper care it demands....
All About HeatShield

All About HeatShield

Do you have an older home with a masonry chimney? If so, you most likely have a clay tile liner inside the flue. Even though these liners were built to last a lifetime, the clay tiles can become chipped and cracked over the years. Repairing clay tile liners can be...
Fireplace Safety Tips

Fireplace Safety Tips

With the holiday season around the corner, it is a good idea to review some fireplace safety tips with your family. The fireplace is a popular spot in many homes during the holidays, and it is important to remember to keep this area clean and safe. All American...

Keep an Eye on Creosote

Creosote is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it.  Not only is it dirty and can cause a stink if left long enough, but it can actually be a fire hazard to your home.  While creosote is unavoidable, it can be removed by a chimney sweep if taken care...