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What To Know About A Chimney Swift

If you have a chimney at your home, then you are probably aware of chimney swift, and why they choose chimneys as a preferred nesting spot. You are also probably aware of what to do and what not to do …
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What Not To Burn In Your Fireplace

While it may seem logical that you can burn just about anything in your fireplace, that is not the case! Burning certain items in your fireplace can result in damaging your fireplace and even releasing certain chemicals and toxins into …
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Posted in: Burning Plastic, Painted Wood, What Not To Burn In Your Fireplace |

How To Know If My Chimney Has An Airflow Issue

A fireplace is great for your home for several different reasons such as entertaining guests, a centerpiece for your holiday decorations, and even a way to cut your energy cost due to rising electricity and gas costs. However, like with …
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Posted in: Chimney Damage, Creosote Build Up, Drafty Chimney, seasoned firewood |

Make Sure Your Chimney Is Ready For Summer

Wow, what a winter we just had here in Georgia with record-breaking winds and rainfalls. We made it through, and we are hoping that your chimney did as well. However, if it has not made it through and you suffered …
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Posted in: Chimney Damage, Chimney Preparation, Summer Time Chimney Prep |

Time for a New Fire Place?

Most fireplaces in homes built before 1970 are masonry and will probably last as long as the house still stands. But homes built after 1970 usually contain prefabricated fireplaces. Prefabricated fireplaces were (and still are) less expensive than building a …
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Can A Wet & Cold Winter Ruin My Chimney?

We rarely ever see snow in the Atlanta area. However, this winter has been colder and wetter than normal. Our close to freezing temperatures this winter, mixed with all the rain that we have received will cause your chimney to …
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Do You Need A Chimney Liner?

If you have drafting problems with your chimney or wood burning stove, you may want to consider getting or replacing your chimney liner. Not many people are aware of how important a chimney liner is to keep the fireplace hearth …
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Choosing the Right Firewood

Newer homes come with gas fireplaces. That’s because they are cheaper to build, easier to install and don’t require firewood. All you have to do is turn on a switch. But if you live in an older home with a …
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Protect Your Chimney From Fires

Proper cleaning and maintenance of your chimney can prevent fires. Chimney fires are explosive. Oftentimes they go unnoticed or undetected. Flames shoot from the top of the chimney. This can cause additional fires in or around the home. Wood burning …
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Prepare Your Home For Fall

Fall is right around the corner. Don’t wait until the fall weather is knowing at your door before you make some much-needed adjustments to your home. September is the perfect time to prepare your space for the upcoming fall weather. For your …
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