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How Many Disasters Start In The Fireplace?

No matter if you live along the lake or in one of the suburbs of Chicago, everyone who has a fireplace knows that it can cause issues in your home. In fact, nearly 40,000 house fires each year are caused…

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Prepare Your Chimney for Summer

How to Prepare Your Chimney for Summer

After a long winter of cozy fires, it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare your chimney for summer. Summer is an excellent time to schedule maintenance and address more minor repairs before they become more prominent and expensive….

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common chimney repairs

Common Chimney Repairs for Chicago Area Homes

Chicagoland homeowners are no strangers to the harsh winter weather, making a functional chimney an essential component of any home. However, constant exposure to extreme temperatures and moisture can lead to wear and tear over time, necessitating regular maintenance and…

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why do you need annual spring chimney maintenance

Why Do You Need Annual Spring Chimney Maintenance?

As the frost of winter recedes and spring makes its welcome arrival, homeowners find themselves gearing up for an essential annual task: spring chimney maintenance. This task, often overlooked in the flurry of spring cleaning and remodeling, is crucial for…

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Chimney serviced for Creosote Build up

A Complete Guide to Understanding Creosote Build Up

Creosote buildup in chimneys is a common issue that can cause a range of health risks and safety concerns. It’s important to understand the dangers associated with creosote buildup and to take steps to prevent creosote in your chimney. In…

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Gas Log Fireplace

The Top 10 Benefits of a Gas Log Fireplace

Love the cozy look and feel of a wood-burning fireplace, but don’t want to bother with ash and smoke? Now is the perfect time to upgrade to a gas log fireplace. A gas log fireplace is the ideal wood-burning fireplace…

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2023 Spring Cleaning Checklist

Your 2023 Fireplace Spring Cleaning Checklist

Even if you commit to a thorough spring cleaning every year, it’s easy to overlook some of the bigger jobs — even though they’re just as important. The inside of your chimney is out of sight, out of mind, but…

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Top Trending Fireplace Ideas for 2023

A new year means new beginnings, and this could be the beginning of having a fireplace in your home! Whether to add some change to your lifelong abode, or renovate a new home, these trending fireplace ideas of 2023 will…

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