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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 […]

Five Signs of Fireplace Troubles

November 28, 2017

With colder temperatures quickly descending upon us in Maryland, it’s that time of the year to build our first fire of the season. But there are some things that need to be done in preparation for that first fire. Inspecting your fireplace for any signs of damage is an important part of fireplace maintenance. Cracks […]

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 […]

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 […]