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Your chimney cap is the first line of defense for your chimney. It protects the flue opening from the top year-round. The design of a chimney cap can be simple. Usually it is constructed of a stainless steel or copper top and a mesh cage beneath it. The…

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Part of enjoying a fire is contending with the mess that comes with it. Wood fires naturally produce ash, soot, creosote, smoke, and more. The chimney system works constantly to vent these harmful byproducts from the home. However, over time the chimney…

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While you’re organizing your Spring Cleaning to-do list, you should remember your chimney along with all your other home maintenance. Your chimney has been working for you all winter long, maybe daily, and it needs some attention. What You Can Do First,…

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When winter snow and ice begin to melt and winter weather turns to spring, it can be hard to detect winter damage. Most of the chimney system is hidden, especially to the untrained eye, so unless there are noticeable changes to the system. The best way to…

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Homeowners who look for the convenience of a push button or switch start, a clean fireplace, and low-maintenance appliance often opt for gas logs. They are easily installed and maintained. However, like every other fire appliance in your home, they cannot…

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By comparing modern homes to those built in the 1970s, you can see that fireplaces are not going out of style anytime soon! In fact, today 60 percent of new homes have a fireplace. What’s more, a 2012 survey reveals that a fireplace is an amenity…

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The chimney can be hard to troubleshoot, especially for the novice, new homeowner, or even an experienced one! This is because the largest portion of the chimney system is hidden, inaccessible to even a certified chimney sweep, who has to use specially…

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Winter is in full swing now, even in mild Seattle, and you’re likely using your fireplace regularly, if not daily. As members of the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) we strive to educate our customers about fire safety. Since our start in 2008…

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Child-proofing your fireplace is more complicated than adding clips to your cupboards and gates to your stairs. The best way to keep your child safe around your fireplace this winter? Keep them away from it! However, you can only do that when you are with…

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Open the phone book and you can find dozens of mechanics, plumbers, construction companies, and more. When the price is right how do you figure out which company is best suited for the job? The chimney industry has become a large one as more emphasis has…
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