How much does a chimney sweep cost?

How much does a chimney sweep cost?

Most homeowners know that chimney sweeping is an essential part of maintaining their home’s safety. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, chimneys should be inspected annually and, if needed, swept. But how much you should expect to pay for this...
A Brief Discussion on Creosete

A Brief Discussion on Creosete

As I meet with hundreds of members of the wood-burning public each month, I find that creosote is one of the most misunderstood topics relating to their stove. Many customers, especially those burning older non-catalytic stoves, assume that creosote is just a normal...
To Parge or not to Parge

To Parge or not to Parge

Fireplace smoke chambers have recently become a hot topic among homeowners (no pun intended)! Working on a minimum of four chimneys a day for the past seven years has given me plenty of time to think about and discuss the topic. First, we need to understand a little...
A UL-Listed Insulation That Doesn’t Work

A UL-Listed Insulation That Doesn’t Work

A UL-Listed Insulation That Doesn’t Work   This article is not directed at anyone or any company, but rather at the process, and in the name of doing quality work. Being in the chimney business for over 20 years has allowed me to witness most kinds of...
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