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The Horrors Of Histoplasmosis

OK.   You’ve heard the birds in your chimney. It’s been a tight month, and so you’ve just avoided having your chimney swept.   The birds are gone, and you no longer hear sounds. What’s next? You assume the problem is gone because you...

My Chimney Is Leaking!!!

If you live along the Gulf Coast you know that we get a lot of rain. In fact, we get more rain than anyplace in the country. Rain is a big deal when it comes to fireplaces and chimneys. As the Chimney Safety Institute of America explains, “water, not fire,...

The Best Time to Have your Chimney Swept: Summer

Look, we get it. You’re planning your summer vacation, working long hours to make that vacation a reality, and you’re even working on some home improvement projects (looking at you Dad). The last thing that is on your mind is having your chimney serviced....

The Flue Cleaning

A flue is a pipe in a chimney for directing gases from a fireplace to outside the home. Fireplaces can be the biggest source of energy consumption when the flue is not used correctly. This usually happens when the flue is left open too wide after the fire has started....

Tips for Using your Fireplace

If your home had a furnace when you moved in, you may not have been acquainted with all the benefits that come along with a fireplace. They not only appear magnificent when lit, but they can also be a principal source of cost saving. Additionally, if you do not have a...