Fireside Blog

Chimney Health Check

April 10, 2018
Chimney Services

Now that the season for burning is almost over, it’s time to start considering a chimney inspection. For naysayers, chimney inspections may seem superfluous. You may believe that you don’t need to fully clean your chimney, or that it will clear itself out over time. You may even think that a quick sweep is enough […]

Ways to Make my Fireplace More Efficient

April 2, 2018
Fireplace, Uncategorized

Traditional wood burning fireplaces have a reputation for being inefficient, causing your home to lose heat, rather than gain it. But the warm glow of a fireplace can’t be beat for ambiance. It’s also a shame to close up a working fireplace for the sake of heat loss, so let’s see if we can fix it. […]

Maryland Fireplace Company

March 30, 2018
Fireplace

The best kind of fireplace company is one that covers just about every service you can imagine.  You’ll want to be fully covered when you invest in a fireplace, a stove, or any other kind of heating device.  Maintenance and installation all are very important–equally as important as the heating device itself.  Before you throw […]

Winter Damage to Outdoor Patios

March 22, 2018
Patios, Uncategorized

Now that winter is over, it’s time to conduct inspections of your outdoor patio in order to see if there is any seasonal damage. Winter can be harsh on your patio, as it presents troublesome elements like ice and snow. What’s more, conducting repairs is difficult when it is cold or snowing outside, so you’ll […]

Why an End of Season Chimney Inspection?

March 14, 2018
Chimney Services

In just a few weeks, we’ll be done with winter. It’s easy to understand why you got an inspection done early in the winter, or even beforehand; you know that, before you can safely use your fireplace, you must make sure it is inspected by a professional. However, do you know why you should always […]

Whitewashing Fireplace Brick

March 5, 2018
Fireplace

Whitewashing a brick fireplace can instantly brighten up the room the fireplace is in. While red and natural brick fireplaces can be beautiful, in some rooms they are just too dark for the space. By whitewashing you can keep your beautiful brick fireplace, while also updating and brightening the room. Whitewashing isn’t complicated, and can […]

What Color Fireplace Should I Get?

March 2, 2018
Fireplace, Stonework

Deciding to add a fireplace to your home is a huge decision, and while it may seem like you may not have a lot of decisions to make in terms of style, that simply isn’t the case. Fireplaces come in a wide variety of styles, colors, designs, etc. Selecting the right fireplace for your space […]

Where to Get Wood Pellets for a Stove

February 23, 2018
Heating Stove

Whether you’ve run out of pellet too early this season, or your stash was ruined. No matter the reason, here are some of the best options for obtaining pellets for your wood pellet stove. First, Always Check Reviews There are very easily accessible brands of wood pellets, but some of them have mid-to-negative reviews online. […]

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

February 13, 2018
Chimney Services, Fireplace

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
Chimney Services

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 […]

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