anatomy of a fireplace

How Does a Chimney Work?

Chimneys are needed for not only fireplaces, but also for anything that burns coal, oil, wood, or gas. A chimney’s purpose is to remove carbon dioxide and other byproduct gases from the air. Having a chimney that properly works is essential to your safety. The Chimney Safety Institute of America ... Read More »
Is The Warm Weather Chimney Season?

Is The Warm Weather Chimney Season?

The weather has finally turned warmer and we are busy grooming the outside of our homes. Most people do not think about their chimney during the summer months, but summer is a critical time to get needed maintenance issues out of the way before cool fall weather arrives. The truth ... Read More »
Rain, Rain, and More Rain: Five Reasons for Chimney Leaks

Rain, Rain, and More Rain: Five Reasons for Chimney Leaks

Do you suspect that your chimney has been leaking? Read about some common signs of chimney leaks, along with what might be causing your chimney to leak. If you think you may have a problem, schedule an appointment with us, or give us a call at (781) 893-6611. Learn about ... Read More »
spring chimney sweep

3 Things You Need to Know About Your Spring Chimney Sweep

Now that spring is here, many Boston homeowners are thinking about their next home improvements. One of those improvements on your checklist should be a spring chimney sweep. Here are some important things to know about your Boston chimney sweep in 2020: 1. You Can Get No-Contact Estimates First, it’s ... Read More »
gas fireplace

Everything You Need to Know About Your Gas Fireplace

Do you have a gas fireplace in your home? A gas fireplace gives the luxury of lighting a fire at the click of a button. Dating all the way back to 1895, gas fireplaces still serve as a staple in our homes today. Whether you have a gas fireplace or ... Read More »
wood stove

4 Wood Stove Safety Tips

If you’re attracted to the allure of an old-fashioned wood stove, you might be thinking of using it to keep your home warm in the winter. Living in New England, many old and historic homes contain one of these gems. However, you want to consider wood stove safety before you ... Read More »
chimney cap

Chimney Caps Will Protect your Home from Danger and Keep Birds out of your Chimney

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

Follow our Fireplace Inspection Checklist Before Using your 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, fireplace care and maintenance ... Read More »

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 »
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