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How To Repair A Chimney Crown

Here in Rochester, we get a lot of rain and snow. It can put a lot of stress on your chimney crown, especially when snow accumulates on top of your chimney. When the crown has cracks or other damage, water can seep into your chimney and cause extensive damage to the interior masonry walls and Read more

Why You Should Have Chimney Leaks Repaired Immediately

Your chimney is critical to your home’s venting system, helping safely and efficiently remove smoke and exhaust from your wood or gas-burning fireplace. However, the extreme weather conditions we experience, from freezing winters to humid summers, are taking a toll on your chimney, leading to water leaks for homeowners in Niagara Falls, Rochester, and western Read more

Get Your Chimney Cleaned & Inspected Before Fall

Here in the Greater Buffalo and Rochester, NY area, we know a thing or two about cold weather and the lake-effect snow that blankets rooftops. And when temperatures drop, many of us light our fireplaces and stoves to stay warm. However, starting a fire without a chimney inspection can be dangerous. Since the season’s first Read more

Reasons Your Chimney Smells 

With the colder months just around the corner, fires will be a cozy part of your days again. But, as you burn more in your household fireplace, you may notice an increase in smells. Of course, with an increase in fires, you’ll smell smoke during and just after, but when it lingers it may be Read more

Common Chimney Problems

Chimneys are familiar in downtown Buffalo, Webster, and Western New York. During the frigid winter months, the billowing smoke atop the stacks rises high in the sky as the smoke and fumes vent safely from fireplaces and stoves. While fireplaces are a common source of warmth, chimneys can also be a source of problems when Read more

Summer Fireplace Myths You Need To Know

Fireplaces add a certain amount of charm and appeal in the wintertime. Not much can beat cozying up by the fireplace with friends and family members. But that charm doesn’t take a timeout during the summertime. From decoration options to necessary upkeep, your fireplace deserves your attention year-round. Let’s take a look at some of Read more

Summer Fireplace Upgrade Ideas

During the summer, many homeowners in Buffalo, Rochester, and Western New York often wonder what to do with their fireplaces. While fireplaces are often synonymous with snuggling up to a sparkling fire on a cold winter night, there are plenty of exciting and creative ways to transform your fireplace into a captivating focal point over Read more

Importance Of Cleaning Your Chimney After Winter

The most important reason for cleaning your chimney after winter is to prevent a fire. That’s because after a long winter of lighting the fireplace, sipping eggnog, and singing Christmas carols while roasting chestnuts in an open fire, your venting system likely accumulated creosote, soot, and other debris. This debris can create safety and health Read more

How To Tell If You Need A Chimney Restoration

If you have a chimney at home, you may be familiar with the regular maintenance and upkeep it requires to keep it functioning as it should. Like anything, the more you use and enjoy it, the more frequently it will need attention. To keep your chimney in tip top shape, you may need to hire Read more

Why A Good, Working Damper Is Needed Year Round

A fireplace damper plays a vital role in ensuring that you have a pleasant burning season. Similar to the front door of your home, your chimney damper regulates what gets in and what goes out of your chimney. It’s important to know how to use your damper to minimize smoke, drafts, and unwanted debris in Read more