National Fire Prevention Month

National Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month! This week Boston's Best Chimney would like to remind everyone to test your fire detectors to be sure they're functioning properly. Smoke and fire can spread rapidly, this is a free and easy preventative measure that's worth taking.  ... Read More »
Squirrels in Your Chimney

Squirrels in Your Chimney

Squirrels can live inside your chimney flue and nest. Squirrels are great climbers and often use a chimney flue for a place to call home. If you don't have a chimney cap, you could have visitors! It's very common in urban areas for squirrels to use nearby trees to gain ... Read More »
Celebrating 25 years!

Celebrating 25 years!

Boston’s Best Chimney is celebrating 25 years! Reflection is not an everyday activity, especially when it comes to work. Various demands and tasks of the day keeps your mind busy and focused with outside demands and personal commitments taking up the remaining space ... Read More »
Chimney Crown

Chimney Crown

What is a Chimney Crown? A crown or wash serves as an important function on your chimney.  The crown is designed at a slopped angle which directs any accumulated water away from the top portion of your masonry chimney and flue(s) ... Read More »
Chimney Obstructions

Chimney Obstructions

A chimney liner is defined as a clay, ceramic, or metal conduit installed inside of a chimney flue.  Why?  To contain the combustion of the appliance(s) or fireplace venting through that flue and to ensure smoke and gasses are carried up and out instead of escaping back into the living area.   ... Read More »
Chimney Swifts

Chimney Swifts

Hear chatter from your chimney? It could be a Chimney Swift! Swifts will nest in unused flues during the summer months. If you think you heard birds, it's a good idea to get the chimney inspected before the heating and burning season ... Read More »
Flue Cleanings

Flue Cleanings

It’s a dirty job but… Boston’s Best Chimney can do it! Did you know that Boston’s Best Chimney not only does residential flue cleanings but commercial flue cleanings, too? If you didn’t, you do now! ... Read More »
Smelly Chimney

Is Your Chimney Stinky?

Ever wonder why you get more of a smoky smell in the summer than in the winter when the fireplace is actually in use?  ... Read More »
Why Should You Waterproof Your Chimney?

Why Should You Waterproof Your Chimney?

A masonry chimney is constructed of a variety of masonry and metal materials, including brick, mortar, concrete, concrete block, stone, flue tile, steel and cast iron. All masonry chimneys contain combinations of these materials, most of which are affected by direct contact with water ... Read More »
Do You Live in Beacon Hill?

Do You Live in Beacon Hill?

Do you live in Beacon Hill? Boston proper chimneys are a completely different ball game than suburb chimneys ... Read More »
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