2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog

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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It’s Summer! Why You Should Still Schedule Chimney Sweeping Today

July 6th, 2015

In the summertime, your home heating system is far from your mind. You love the warmth and comfort that radiates from your chimney in the winter, but once the warm weather hits, you’re unlikely to think of it much until fall rolls around again.

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Repairing Your Masonry Chimney: It’s Not Just for Looks

July 6th, 2015

A masonry chimney—one constructed of masonry materials like brick and mortar—adds an elegant touch to any home. The masonry gives a vintage feel to the house, but it may experience some wear and tear over time, especially when exposed to water.

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A Short Guide to Quality Firewood and Your Chimney

June 29th, 2015

Are you taking the proper precautions when it comes to choosing your firewood? The quality of the firewood that you use has a major effect on the performance and safety of your chimney.

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Don’t Wait for Cold Weather to Think about Your Chimney

June 22nd, 2015

As the weather warms up, lighting a fire in your fireplace is probably one of the last things on your mind. At 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc., we understand that our customers don’t think about their chimneys as often as we do.

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3 of the Most Common Chimney Repairs

June 15th, 2015

At this time of year, your mind may be far away from the troubles of winter. But if you’re not considering services for your chimney now, it may be too late when the cold weather returns.

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3 Things Responsible Wood-Burning Fireplace Owners Do

June 8th, 2015

A wood-burning stove or fireplace adds a decorative touch to a room and can provide a warm, cozy area for family to gather. But many people do not always use their wood-burning appliances properly, which can lead to dangerous conditions as well as reduced efficiency.

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Could Winter Weather Have Damaged Your Chimney?

June 8th, 2015

In the spring time, you may not be so concerned with the state of your chimney. However, the winter weather may have done some damage to your chimney, whether or not it was used frequently. For your health and safety in the coming winter, it’s important to schedule a chimney cleaning and inspection visit with a trained professional in order to make sure your chimney remains safe to operate for another year.

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