chimney cap

Do I Really Need A Chimney Cap?

A properly installed chimney cap is a must to prevent headaches down the road (and little critters running through your home). A chimney cap will prevent animals from entering your home, keep excess moisture out, and protect the roof from burning embers that could potentially start a house fire. Even though ... Read More »
using an old fireplace

How to Safely Start Using an Old Fireplace

With countless old and historic homes throughout Boston, many homeowners have visions of getting cozy around the fireplace in the winter. However, the reality might be a lot different if your fireplace is unused for many years. If you’re ready to start using an old fireplace, these are the steps ... Read More »
clean your chimney

How to Care for & Clean Your Chimney & Fireplace in the Winter

During the winter, your chimney is a workhorse for venting. In addition to fireplace use, the chimney is in constant operation for exhausting your heat. Just like you’d take care of your HVAC system, it’s also important to care for your chimney and fireplace this season. This is how you ... Read More »
How Are Home Heating and Chimneys Related? What you need to know!

How Are Home Heating and Chimneys Related? What you need to know!

Did you know that homes that don't have fireplaces still may have a chimney in use?   For over 100 years, home heating equipment has been vented through chimneys.  This ensures that dangerous flue gases are carried up and out of the home instead of entering living space.  New and older ... Read More »
obstructed chimney

Signs of an Obstructed Chimney – Chimney Flue Repair

If there is ever a time that you have no heat or hot water, you might be surprised to know that most boilers and furnaces, regardless of the fuel, vent through the chimney. The purpose of the chimney is to carry the flue gasses and exhaust up and out, so ... Read More »
snow plow

Need a Snow Plow This Winter?

Winter begins December 22nd and that means Snow is Coming! Boston's Best Chimney is now taking snow plowing contracts for the winter 2019-2020 season. Boston averages 48 inches of snow every winter. Our skilled and friendly team will make sure your walkways, driveways and lots are clear, safe and keep ... Read More »
chimney sweep

How to Prepare for the First Fire of the Season

Cold temperatures are here and you might be thinking about lighting your first fire in the fireplace. Before you grab a pile of wood and strike a match, we advise that you take time to prepare your chimney and even the wood. This can help prevent dangerous situations arising. Step ... Read More »
Why is a Camera Chimney Inspection Important?

Why is a Camera Chimney Inspection Important?

It’s that time of year when homeowners start calling in about chimney inspections. With visions of a warm and cozy fire in your fireplace this fall and winter, a chimney inspection is exceptionally important. When it comes to chimney inspection technologies, a camera is one of the best choices for ... Read More »
fire prevention

October is National Fire Prevention Month! Here’s What You Need to Know.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, seven people die every day from home fires - taking more lives each year than all other natural disasters in the U.S. Fire Prevention Month helps educate families about the dangers of fires, how easy it can be for fires to start, and ... Read More »
flashseal

New Product: Fix Chimney Leaks in a Flash with FlashSeal

You might love the sound of soothing rain, but the drip drip drip sound isn’t so soothing when it’s coming from your chimney. Unfortunately, the metal flashing around your chimney is prone to leaks. These leaks can lead to major issues such as structural damage to the roof and chimney ... Read More »
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