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Should I Use my Fireplace with a Baby in the House?

February 13, 2018

Bringing a new baby home comes with so much joy, but it also come with so many worries and fears. New parents worry about everything from feeding, to sleeping, to diapering, to home safety. One thing that is especially concerning for many new parents is using their fireplace with a baby in the home, but […]

Emergency Chimney Repair

February 5, 2018

When you are using your fireplace in your home it is always important to practice fire safety, but sometimes there are problems that arise without warning. Some situations involving your chimney are emergent while others are less urgent. What is a chimney emergency? What issues can wait and what issues need immediate attention? Let’s look […]

Ellicott City, MD Chimney Sweeping Services

January 17, 2018

When you think of chimney sweeping, there’s no doubt you’re picturing the musical number in Mary Poppins. However, chimney sweeping is a real and necessary aspect of owning a fireplace. Without a swept chimney, you could be risking your entire home. Chimney sweeping is a dusty, dirty, and potentially dangerous job. For this reason, you […]

Chimney Safety: Prevention Goes a Long Way

December 21, 2017

During this colder time of the year, it’s extremely comforting and welcoming to have a roaring fireplace. For many families, a fireplace provides a significant portion of the home’s warmth during the winter, so it’s going to get a lot of use. While there are many bright sides to owning a fireplace, you must also […]

Why It’s Important to Keep a Chimney Clean

November 3, 2017

With winter approaching, everyone is going to want to huddle up around the fireplace. But when was the last time you had the chimney cleaned? Probably over a year if not way longer, right? The National Fire Protection Association recommends a professional Maryland chimney cleaning service and inspection at least once per year. It can quickly […]

Get Your Chimney Cleaned

October 20, 2017

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America over 20,000 fires occur each year as a direct result of fireplaces and chimneys. These are fires that could easily be prevented with proper fireplace and chimney maintenance. Before firing up your fireplace for the season, it is important to understand what type of maintenance is necessary. […]

Why We Now Offer Chimney Sweeping Services

June 1, 2017

Fireside stone and patio is now offering chimney sweeping services! In the past, we partnered with a chimney sweeper service and recommended them to our clients. Recently, we decided to deliver these services ourselves instead. We made this change in order to give our clients a chimney sweep of the highest quality so that the […]

Memorial Day Grilling Event

May 8, 2017

Don’t miss out on this year’s Memorial Day Grilling Event at Fireside Stone and Patio! Fireside’s Memorial Day Grilling Event will run through May 30th and offer amazing deals on some of the world’s best outdoor grills, smokers, islands, and more. Summer is almost here! It’s time to take your outdoor cooking to the next […]

Why is Creosote Dangerous?

March 9, 2017

09If you own a fireplace, you’ve probably heard of creosote. Most people know creosote is the stuff that clogs up a chimney, but not much more beyond this simple understanding. Creosote is a dangerous substance, but exactly why is it dangerous? We will dive a little deeper into explaining what creosote is, why it is […]

How Often Should I Get my Chimney Swept?

February 17, 2017

A chimney sweeping service is a crucial aspect to the health of your chimney. By keeping up with your yearly chimney maintenance, you can extend the life of your chimney, as well as prevent any major damage due to a dangerous or malfunctioning chimney. So, how often should I get my chimney swept? The answer […]