DIY Chimney Fixes

  1. Spring Cleaning Tips for Chimney Owners

    Spring is the perfect time to clean your chimney. During the winter months when you were enjoying the fire with your family, lots of gunk has been building up on the inside of your chimney. While this type of cleaning should be left to professionals, some people would like to take a do it yourself approach to this task. Continue reading
  2. What you need to know to Prevent Chimney Fires

    Chimneys always seem like a relatively easy concept, right? You put the wood in, make sure the flue is open, and then light the fire. Well, there’s actually a lot more that’s going on that makes it a far more complex concept that deals with the oxidation of carbon, water, draft induced by the change in temperature, and vaporization. All of these elements, if not properly managed, can start a chimney fire. Continue reading
  3. Using the Fireplace to Cool Your Home

    Think your fireplace can only be used to heat your home during the winter? Think again, because you can use your fireplace and chimney system to cool your home during the hot summer months as well. Believe it or not (we'd believe it), using your chimney to cool your home is a great way to green up your lifestyle and you'll save a ton on money on your electric bill since you won't need to have your air conditioning on 24/7. Continue reading
  4. How to Remodel Your Fireplace

    Everyone enjoys having a fireplace in their home, especially if they've spent years upon years in apartments that didn't have that luxury installation. However, you want your fireplace to look like more than a hole in the wall surrounded by nothing but brick. If you have a fireplace in your home, it's the most commanding element, regardless of the room it's in, therefore you want it to be easy on the eyes rather than looking like an unlit cave. Continue reading
  5. 5 Questions to Ask When Getting a New Chimney Liner

    While a majority of homes today have gas fireplaces, some still require the old fashioned chimney liner kit. For those homeowners who have a legitimate wood burning fireplace, keeping it clean is crucial for prevent fires or any toxic fumes from entering the home. When you look at the construction of a chimney, the liner may not seem like an important aspect, but it's one of the most important. Continue reading
  6. Do It Yourself: Wood Burning Stove Installation

    Have you always dreamed of having a home filled with the warmth of a wood burning stove? If so, Fireside Chimney can help you achieve that goal before winter arrives. Let’s first assess our materials and costs for this home-making project. Continue reading

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