2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog

Is Your Chimney Finally Out of Commission?

October 12th, 2015

You may have been told by a home inspector that your chimney should be capped and remain unused. A damaged chimney cannot properly vent hazardous combustion byproducts away from the home, such as carbon monoxide.

Continue Reading

3 Questions You Should Ask your Chimney Sweep

October 5th, 2015

No matter how often you use your home’s chimney, regular chimney inspections are a key part of keeping your home safe. Whether you use your fireplace several times a week, or you only light a fire when company is in from out of town, your chimney could be filled with debris, creosote, or wear and tear that may damage your home and risk your safety the next time you use it.

Continue Reading

What You Must Do for Your Chimney and Fireplace before Winter

September 29th, 2015

Fall is finally here, which means the nights are getting cooler and soon you’ll be able to lounge in front of the fire of your fireplace. But are your fireplace and chimney ready for the fall and the long winter ahead?

Continue Reading

What You Should Know When Selling a Home with a Chimney

September 28th, 2015

If you’re ready to sell your home, you know there’s a lot of work that leads up to the final transaction. Putting your home on the market involves selecting a real estate company to work with, staging your home for an open house, and boosting the curb appeal as well.

Continue Reading

Should You Upgrade Your Chimney Liner?

September 21st, 2015

Unless you’re a professional chimney sweep, it can be tough to tell if your chimney is in trouble. Chimneys don’t exactly make noise or show many other outward signs that they need repair.

Continue Reading

Safety Tips to Keep in Mind for Your Chimney

September 14th, 2015

We know how wonderful it can be to cozy up to the fireplace on a cold evening. We also know that safety is your number one priority, and using your chimney for the first time this upcoming season may be a little nerve-wracking.

Continue Reading

Cooler Weather Is Approaching: Is Your Chimney Prepared?

September 7th, 2015

You take your car in for regular inspections and oil changes so that the unexpected repair need does not appear at a dangerous time: while you’re on the road. Similarly, regular maintenance of your chimney helps to ensure that performance and safety issues don’t pop up while you are using your fireplace or stove, when a chimney fire is a real concern for your home.

Continue Reading

How Creosote Threatens Your Chimney

September 1st, 2015

Nothing beats the feeling of warming up in front of a wood stove or fireplace in the wintertime. And as you’re getting warm and cozy in your living room, chances are that you aren’t really focused on the state of your chimney.

Continue Reading

3 Things You Can Do for Your Chimney When the Weather Is Warm

August 31st, 2015

With temperatures outside lingering in the 70s and 80s, you’re probably not thinking much about your chimney right now. We don’t blame you; we want to soak up the sunshine as much as you do. However, as chimney professionals, we feel it is our duty to let you know that putting a little time into your chimney today can save you a lot of hassle and worry later on.

Continue Reading

Relining a Chimney: A Safe Bet for Many Homes

August 24th, 2015

Modern safety standards regulate chimneys in many ways, such as the inclusion of the chimney liner in any home. Masonry chimneys were once built without anything lining the inside. While the bricks and mortar used in their construction often held up for several decades, eventual wear and tear made it so that chimneys were at an extremely high risk of catching fire.

Continue Reading