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What Not to Burn In Your Fireplace

The fireplace is crackling in your living room as you sit on the couch, polishing off a package of cookies and reading the last page of your favorite magazine. You get up to throw away the empty cookie package and recycle the magazine and then think, “Maybe I’ll just throw ... Read More »
Signs That You Need Chimney Masonry Repair

Signs That You Need Chimney Masonry Repair

Common Issues Addressed During Chimney Masonry Repair In addition to regular  chimney maintenance, we at Boston’s Best Chimney offer Chimney Masonry Repair Services. The warm weather months are the perfect time to turn your attention to any repairs that your chimney might need because during the cold winter months, it ... Read More »
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Fight, Flight or Freeze: Mid-Season Care for your Chimney

Oh, New England! It's that time of year again: One minute we are cold and the next hot. While we alternate turning up the heat and opening windows, it's a good time to think about the past few months and the effect of the freeze-thaw cycle. As the last snow ... Read More »
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How to Remove Glazed Creosote from Your Chimney

What is Creosote? Creosote is a combination of wood particles and vapors that have dried to become semi-solid. It forms in chimneys as a result of incomplete combustion or because of too much moisture in the wood used for burning. Creosote is dangerous to breathe in and can cause chimney ... Read More »
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How Do I Know if my Chimney is Blocked?

The Danger of a Blocked Chimney The purpose of your chimney is to rid your heating appliances or fireplace of harmful byproducts of burned fuel. If a chimney is blocked and unable to perform that duty, danger ensues. A blocked chimney is a threat to your safety because it can ... Read More »
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Fireplace Warmth and Safety

How can we have both? Here we are in March.  We have been using our chimney and fireplace for months, and we still have a month or two of use ahead of us.  While we are amid high usage, it is imperative to keep in mind that our warm, cozy ... Read More »
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New England Fireplace Decor Ideas

Having a fireplace not only adds value to your home, but it also serves a focal point in whichever room it is located. That is why having beautiful fireplace decor year-round is a must! Baskets are a great way to decorate your fireplace when it’s not in use, and today ... Read More »
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What Protects Your Chimney?

Your chimney is a cozy and stylish feature of your house that keeps your family warm and makes you feel cozy and secure. Have you ever thought about the importance of your chimney’s safety and security, though? There are many chimney components at work that protect it from becoming unstable ... Read More »
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Why You Need a Chimney Cleaning

Having your chimney swept and inspected annually is an important measure to take if you are a homeowner. Though it can be easy to ignore what you do not see, basic chimney care is essential to keeping your home safe and your chimney in working order. Do you live in ... Read More »
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What is a Chimney Liner? Do I Need a Chimney Liner?

Welcome to 2021. We hope this new year brings great health, and harmony to your homes. Our dedication is to provide you with fireplace, chimney, and masonry knowledge as well as the highest integrity service. The intent of our monthly newsletter is to keep you up to date with the ... Read More »
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