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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 […]

Cracks in Fireplace Bricks

August 4, 2017

Have you noticed if your fireplace has developed a crack or two in some of its bricks? This damage is something you need to address promptly in order to protect your home from the potential fire hazard these cracks cause. Here’s what it will take to repair the cracks in your fireplace, and why it’s […]

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 […]

Where to Place a Heating Stove in Your Home

October 15, 2015

A heating stove can be a great addition to your home. It is more energy efficient than a fireplace, relatively inexpensive to maintain, and adds character to every home. When selecting a spot for your new heating stove, whether it’s a wood, gas or pellet stove, there are two major things to consider: safety and […]