Chimney History

Many of our customers tell us that they thought chimney sweeps were a thing of the past when we talk with them about having their chimneys swept. Chimneys have been around for a very long time, but many people have misconceptions about them.  Having a look at the...

The Birth of the Chimney

Many things reach back further than one may initially think. Respirators, for instance, can trace their lineage back to the first century A.D. Pliny the Elder coming up with the idea to guard roman miners against inhaling load oxide dust by using animal bladders....

Hurricane Damage?

We all know the damages leftover from hurricanes and flooding. Tropical storms and hurricanes bring high winds that can tear up chimney flashing, chimney caps, and chimney crowns and influence the bricks to chip. While stacks are normally sufficiently able to...

Chimney History

In early history, fires were implicit fire pits in the focal point of rooms to give warmth to structures and homes; however, the early Romans started utilizing chimneys to deliver heat and to cook inside. Ventilation happened when pastry kitchens introduced tubes in...