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Many national fire safety organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that homeowners have their chimneys professionally inspected. The most important reason for this…
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Your chimney and venting system is made up of several components that work together to allow the system to function efficiently and safely. A regular chimney maintenance schedule can help it to last for years. However, even the best-maintained chimneys…
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When Aelite Chimney Specialties is diagnosing water leaks, we look at the area where the chimney meets the roof. Since this area is one of the most vulnerable spots for water leaks, it should be protected by a flashing system. However, we often find…
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You may have heard that masonry chimneys are built to last a lifetime; however, over the years, the constant exposure to the elements of weather can cause damage and deterioration. Having damaged chimney masonry repaired promptly is crucial to keep your…
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If you have a masonry chimney, you most likely have a chimney crown at the very top. This essential chimney component covers the opening of the chimney to keep water from entering your home. Because the chimney crown is directly exposed to the elements,…
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Have you noticed noticed peeling wallpaper or water stains on the walls or ceiling? If so, you most likely have a leaky chimney. Signs of a chimney leak also include: standing water in the firebox, a musty odor, and damaged or missing bricks and mortar…
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Has it been a while since your chimney has been professionally swept? If so, you could likely have a dangerous fire hazard in your home! One of the main reasons why national fire safety organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and…
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Spring has finally arrived to bring us warmer weather. Since you will not be using your fireplace again for several months, now is the best time to take care of your chimney. Take a good look at your chimney’s exterior to see if it has suffered from any…
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According to the experts in the chimney industry at the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), one of the most important components of your fireplace and chimney system is the chimney liner. In fact, modern building codes require that every chimney…
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You love your traditional wood-burning masonry fireplace. This is because it provides a cozy atmosphere in your home. However, you have been disappointed in its low heating efficiency. Each winter, your heating costs have been increasing. Why? Because you…
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