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Prepare Your Chimney for Winter

Prepare Your Chimney for Winter The winter season is the best time for a warm, cozy fire. As middle Tennessee welcomes cold temperatures this winter (and even a bit of snow, as we’ve seen!), make sure that your fireplace and chimney are clean, safe, and prepared to last through...

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Fun Facts about Bricks

The majority of chimneys are constructed using fired bricks, a material that has been around since about 5000 BC. Bricks simply put are a single unit of a kneaded clay-bearing soil, sand and lime, or concrete material that is fire-hardened. Here are some facts about bricks, an eco-friendly building...

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Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

Spring is a great time of year to complete some simple tasks to keep your home running smooth all year long. Here are some home maintenance tips for spring  that will increase the efficiency of your home, and help keep your family safe.   Clean your gutters. Poor or...

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How to hire a chimney sweep

Who should you call to hire a chimney sweep? Every homeowner thinks about how to keep the family they cherish safe.  A homeowner with a wood-burning fireplace has extra safety concerns, including carbon monoxide poisoning and home fires, to consider.  The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends having...

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Residential Heating Safety Tips

Record cold temperatures have hit the region and everyone is focused on staying warm in this winter weather.  Chim Chimney also wants you to be safe during these record low temps, and offers these residential heating safety tips to keep you and your family protected right now: Keep anything...

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Why Does My Fireplace Smoke?

Why Does My Fireplace Smoke? The only purpose a chimney serves is to draw smoke and other particles from a fire in the fireplace below up and out of the house.  It sounds simple enough, but There are many reasons that a chimney may not be properly pulling the...

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Anatomy of Your Fireplace

It can be quite frustrating for a homeowner to rely on recommendations from others to keep their chimney operating safely and efficiently.  How do you know when the technician has the customer’s best interest at heart, and when they have been trained to “sell” you services you don’t really...

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