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Chimney Cleaning Experts Provide Expert Chimney Repair and Maintenance Services - Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 23, 2015

Chimneys are an essential part of many homes, especially during cold weather conditions when homeowners burn fires for added heat. They contribute largely in keeping your indoor living space more comfortable which is chimney sweeping services are needed regularly.

If you use your chimney regularly in the winter, debris and deposits can build up in your chimney and can be detrimental to the functionality if not given attention at the season’s end. Chimney cleaning experts in Seekonk, MA will help prevent any dangerous situation and will keep your chimney safe and clear for use next winter. With cleaning, maintenance, and repair services, your chimney can help you get through those cold nights of winter.

In the spring once the used of your hearth has stopped, it is important to let a trained, licensed, and professional chimney technician tackle the job of cleaning and servicing your chimney. During a chimney cleaning, it will be inspected for blockages which can prevent it from functioning properly. Additionally, service and installation of stainless chimney caps will take place. Dampers, covers, and all other accessories will also be inspected, as well as repainting and repairing your chimney.

To find out more about the specialized services for your chimney, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Chimney Maintenance Tips For the Fall and Winter

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We don’t think about it too much in the warm weather, but we should. Your home's fireplace and chimney can be a major source of cold air leaks and other issues in winter. So the chimney and fireplace need to be checked out before winter comes along.

If it has been a long time since you had your fireplace chimney cleaned, you should have it done by a professional chimney sweep. Definitely not a DIY project.

  • Be sure that the chimney is clear of any nests from birds, squirrels or other animals.
  • Check flue damper operation. Make sure it opens and closes fully, and that it is able to be locked in the open or closed position.
  • Check chimney draft. Make sure the chimney will draw up the fire and smoke properly. Test this by taking several sheets of newspaper and rolling them up. Then with the fireplace damper in the open position, light the newspaper in the fireplace. The smoke should rise up the chimney. If it doesn't, you have an obstruction and need to call a professional in to clean the chimney of creosote and ash and possible debris.
  • Also, have the fire brick in the fireplace inspected. If you see any open mortar joints have them repaired immediately! A fire can spread into the stud wall behind the masonry fire brick through open mortar joints.
The Fireplace Showcase is your one stop shop for all services and products related to chimneys, fireplaces, stoves, inserts, and hearth accessories.  We can install, maintain and repair your heating appliance or fireplace and chimney system.  

Chimney Cleaning is Essential for the Life and Safety of your Chimney

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cleaning and repairing your chimney means you have a safe chimney. There are a few important issues to keep in mind to ensure that your fireplace works properly and to avoid common chimney repair issues. A dirty chimney is dangerous, don’t let creosote build up. Creosote is an oil which results from burning wood or pellets and, overtime, as it builds up it can eventually catch fire. One way to attend to this issue is to purchase creosote cleaner which you spray into your fire to help keep the production of creosote down.

Blockages from falling debris or animals can hinder smoke and gases from escaping the chimney. Some of these gases are corrosive and over the years can damage your chimney flue. The flue should be inspected annually. Additionally, there can also be brickwork problems, both aesthetic and structural. Be sure to have your chimney inspected to avoid unnecessary repairs. And, having chimney repairs and inspections done regularly helps you find minor problems before they become large ones.


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