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...
Should My Smoke Chamber Be Parged?

Should My Smoke Chamber Be Parged?

If you have an older masonry chimney, a smoke chamber is part of your fireplace and chimney system. Located between the firebox and the flue, the smoke chamber is where smoke and gases mix and rise up into the flue to exit the chimney. According to the Chimney Safety...
Why We Love Louisville

Why We Love Louisville

In 2006, our owner, Doug Hetsch, realized that our fantastic city of Louisville was lacking a good fireplace and chimney company with Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps, so he started All American Chimney Service, LLC to take care of...