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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 […]

Spring Fireplace Checklist

February 9, 2017

The ideal time to have your yearly fireplace maintenance preformed is at the end of the burning season. Be sure you don’t miss any important spring fireplace maintenance items by following this spring fireplace checklist. Chimney Sweep Spring is the best time of year to schedule a chimney sweep and there’s no reason not to […]

Rust Stains on my Roof

February 3, 2017

Did you notice some rust stains while looking at your roof? There are a few different reasons for rust coloring on your roof, but regardless of the reason rust stains are not something you want. They are unattractive and can be signs of a much larger issue. There are a few explanations for the rust […]

What is Creosote?

January 16, 2017

If you own a fireplace or wood stove, you’ve heard of creosote before, and if you haven’t you need to know about it. Creosote is a by-product from burning wood that is dangerous for your home if not properly removed. That said, what exactly is creosote and why is it so bad? What is Creosote? […]

What Types of Wood are Best for Fireplaces?

January 11, 2017

If you own a wood burning fireplace you’ve probably heard different answers to the question of what types of wood are best for fireplaces. Some people will tell you hardwoods, others may say softwood. The answer isn’t as cut-and-dry as you may think. So, here are the types of wood that are best for fireplaces. […]

Anatomy of a Chimney

December 27, 2016

A chimney is a very complex system and understanding how chimneys are built and how they work can help you to determine why yours does or does not work well. In short, a chimney works because of the differences in pressures between hot and cold air. Ever heard someone say hot air rises? This simple […]

How Often Should I Have My Chimney Inspected?

November 10, 2016

As Winter approaches, many Maryland residents begin to start wondering about chimney services, and how often to have their chimney inspected. This questions is a lot simpler thank you might think. According to the National Fire Protection Association Standard, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from […]