Can I Burn My Christmas Tree in My Fireplace?

After the presents are unwrapped and the decorations are taken down, you’ve got a tree to dispose of. If you enjoyed a live Christmas tree this season and are fortunate enough to have a wood-burning Read more

Holiday Fireplace Safety Tips

As the holidays approach, you want to be thinking about the delights of family and home, creating cozy spaces to escape winter days, and gathering with friends – not home hazards. Yet, practicing good fireplace Read more

What Is a Witches Crook? Will It Affect My Chimney?

Some chimneys out there have a slight bend built into them. Sometimes this bend is visible, but it is often built out of sight in the attic. This bend is known as a witches crook Read more

I’m Moving… Do I Need a Level 2 Chimney Inspection?

Are you in the process of buying or selling a home? If so, you’ll need to schedule a level 2 chimney inspection. A level 2 chimney inspection is more extensive than a level 1 and Read more

How to Avoid Creosote Buildup And Chimney Fires

Chimney fires pose a serious threat to homes and families, and doing what you can to avoid them is imperative. Creosote is one of the primary reasons why chimney fires happen which means, to prevent Read more

Why Schedule My Chimney Inspection Before Fall?

Owning a chimney offers a lot of benefits – but it also requires a lot of responsibility. You’ll need to make sure that your chimney is properly maintained and cleaned before the start of your Read more

The Many Benefits of Top-Sealing Dampers

Fireplaces can significantly boost a home’s interior value, and they can play a big role in heating your home during the colder months, allowing you to lower your heating bills in the process. Because of Read more

Wood to Gas Fireplace Update Options for Spring

Over the coming months, you may want to look into fireplace update options for spring and summer. However, you may not know quite where to start and, though you probably have a budget in mind Read more

Is Your Chimney Leaking?

It’s officially springtime, and we’re definitely experiencing those classic spring rains throughout the Pittsburgh area. And while these rains help to hydrate our lawns and gardens before the hot summer months, there are other areas Read more

Fireplace Cleaning Tips

Spring is nearly upon us! This is a great time of year as the snow starts melting and nicer days finally start making more of an appearance. Before long, flowers will be blooming and we’ll Read more