2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog

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.

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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.

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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.

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Keeping Animals Out of the Chimney in the Summer

August 17th, 2015

Here at 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc., we love animals. That’s why we think they belong out in nature, where they can roam free, and not in the confines of your home.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Certified Chimney Sweep?

August 10th, 2015

Hiring the right technician for any job can seem like the luck of the draw. Thankfully, you have a valuable resource to help ensure that your chimney sweep is completely qualified for the job.

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How to Keep Your Chimney as Clean as Possible

August 4th, 2015

Keeping a chimney clean can make it more effective and efficient and help to protect your home from a chimney fire. Dangerous buildups of substances inside of the chimney can allow a fire to spark, which may then spread to the outside of your home.

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The Basics of a Basic Level 1 Chimney Inspection

August 3rd, 2015

Perhaps you did not notice anything unusual with your chimney or fireplace the last time you used it. Even so, your chimney still deserves attention from a professional chimney technician, who can make sure it is safe to use for the upcoming heating season.

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What You Need to Know about Creosote

July 27th, 2015

Did you know that chimney fires are one of the leading causes of home fires in the U.S.? Many people who don’t know the facts about their chimneys neglect to schedule regular services to keep them in good shape, and this can lead to some dangerous circumstances.

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How Your Chimney Damper Saves You Money in the Summer

July 20th, 2015

Most people do not show too much concern for their chimneys in the summertime. But summer gives you a perfect opportunity to work on this part of your home. You’re not using it, technicians aren’t busy at this time of year, and they’ll have more time to focus on your chimney.

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I Just Got a New Chimney Liner: Do I Really Need to Hire a Chimney Sweep?

July 13th, 2015

While the brickwork involved in the construction of older chimneys can add an elegant touch to a home, it can also make the chimney quite dangerous. If fire reaches the masonry of a chimney, it can spread to the home quickly, which is why steel (or tile) chimney liners are always included in modern construction.

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