2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog

3 Mistakes You May Be Making with Your Chimney

May 18th, 2015

The way a chimney works is fairly simple, unlike other heating systems which have many mechanical parts that could run into trouble. Because of this, many people do not realize that a chimney requires a certain amount of attention in order to keep problems from occurring.

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All about Chimney Liners

May 11th, 2015

Without a liner, your chimney would be a major safety hazard. Chimney liners keep heat away from any potentially combustible areas of the home, preventing fires and protecting your family.

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What’s Wrong with My Wood Burning Fireplace?

May 11th, 2015

A wood-burning fireplace operates under some fairly simple natural principles, so it’s not very often that something goes wrong—as long as you take proper care of the system. You must schedule maintenance from time to time if you expect your wood stove to operate as expected—and to remain safe.

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3 Types of Chimney Cleaning

May 4th, 2015

Winter is finally over in the Minneapolis-St. Paul MN area, and that means one thing for homeowners with chimneys: time to clean. An annual chimney cleaning service can help you keep ahead of build-up and other potential problems, and doing it in the spring leaves your chimney ready to go when fall rolls around and you want to get a fire going again.

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The Facts about Water Damage and Chimneys

April 27th, 2015

Many people assume that their chimney is strong enough to endure quite a bit. Besides, the chimney is located outdoors, and it is designed withstand fire, so it should be sturdy enough to tolerate any instances of poor weather. However, this way of thinking leads many chimneys to go without service for far too long.

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Why You Should Schedule Professional Masonry Chimney Cleaning Today

April 20th, 2015

The masonry chimney is just what you picture when you think of a traditional chimney and fireplace. Masonry chimneys are built of various materials such as brick, mortar, stone, and concrete.

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3 Myths about Chimneys that Could Put Your Home at Risk

April 13th, 2015

Many people are fairly unfamiliar with the chimney they make use of every winter. It is such a great feeling to walk into a room kept warm and cozy by the light of a glowing fireplace, that you may not take the time to think about what’s really going on inside of the chimney.

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3 Reasons to Schedule Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning

April 13th, 2015

The clothes dryer is a convenience that many of us cannot picture life without. Gone are the days of hanging up clothes on a line to dry; today, you simply load up your wet clothes, turn a knob, press a button, and you can expect to have dry, comfortable clothing within the hour.

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What You Should Know about Your Prefabricated Fireplace

April 6th, 2015

Traditionally, fireplaces were made entirely of durable materials like stone and mortar, but today you can also choose a prefabricated, mostly assembled fireplace instead. Here are a few things you should know about this relatively new type of fireplace.

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Do All Chimneys Need Annual Inspection and Cleaning?

March 27th, 2015

As we head into warmer temperatures, many people are shifting their focus from the indoors to the outdoors. However, spring offers a great time to schedule a chimney inspection for your Roseville, MN, home, especially for those who use their chimney and fireplaces heavily during the winter months. So to answer the question, “do all chimneys need inspection?” the answer is a resounding yes. It doesn’t matter if you have a pre-fab chimney, use a pellet stove with low ash or use your chimney only a few times a year: you’ll need your chimney inspected. And the best people to inspect and clean your chimney are trained experts, like the ones at 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc.

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