Odors and Chimneys and Your Quick Fix

Spring is here and you’ve likely shut down your chimney system for the season. As the temperature turns mild and humidity rises, you may experience unwelcome odors coming from the fireplace. When this happens it usually means you need to call a professional. Though...

Identifying Masonry Damage

Winter weather can be brutal on your home, especially on the masonry materials. At the end of a long winter season, it is a good idea to take a look at the exterior of your chimney to check for damaged bricks and mortar joints. It is important to check out the...
Is Your Chimney Up to Modern Standards?

Is Your Chimney Up to Modern Standards?

When you live in an older home, making updates to parts of the house is a fact of life. As building codes and safety standards change, so should the appropriate components of your home. One of these components is your chimney. The importance of your chimney being up...
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...