January 24, 2018

Is your chimney sending smoke down the wrong way?

You are not getting enough draw?

There are a number of reasons why your chimney isn't working the way it should...

* Your chimney is not tall enough

* Incorrect cowling

* Negative pressure issues

* Not enough ventilation

* Blo...

November 2, 2017

Quite a few stove and fireplace installations I attend, do not satisfy the basic requirements for ventilation. But why is it so important to have ventilation when using a fireplace or a wood burning stove?

As your stove or fireplace burns it uses up the oxygen in the ro...

February 9, 2017

Sweeping the chimney and performing an annual inspection is the most important part of maintaining your fireplace and chimney. Over time, the chimney can become coated with soot and creosote, which are byproducts of fires that aren’t burning efficiently. Once the coati...

February 9, 2017

From http://blog.swedesweep.com/chimney-sweep/diy-chimney-sweep/

Is it a good idea to sweep your own chimney?

5 Reasons to hire a professional

1. Improper chimney sweeping equipment

Most people think that a regular vacuum cleaner is a substitute for a professional vacuum....

January 29, 2017

From DIY Network Article

  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and keep them in working order.

  • Keep combustible materials like carpets, drapes and furniture away from the fireplace when a fire is burning. A guard in front of the fireplace will help keep chil...

January 29, 2017

One of the questions that is invariably asked when a customer upgrades from a gas fired fireplace to a woodstove, is.... Can I use the old gas liner with the new stove, and therefore save a few hundred pounds?

Actually the answer is pretty simple, unfortunately no. I'm...

January 26, 2017

Do I really need a chimney sweep? Ov