2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog

Don’t Move In without a Chimney Inspection

February 8th, 2016

When you are moving into a new home, there may be a lot on your mind. You’re curious about the neighbors, the room sizes, or whether there’s enough space to grow a vegetable garden in the backyard. You might be concerned about renovating the kitchen or adding in efficient appliances, so you overlook the seemingly smaller parts of the house that deserve attention too.

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3 Reasons You Should Budget for Chimney Cleaning

February 1st, 2016

Maybe you’ve heard before that you should schedule chimney cleaning every year. But you just aren’t quite sure whether it’s in the budget for you this year. Think you can skip it just this once? We think you’re much better off spending the money for this service now than dealing with any potential consequences.

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5 Things to Know Before Lighting a Fire in Your Fireplace

January 25th, 2016

At 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc., we are committed to your comfort and, more importantly, your safety. In order to ensure both of these things, there are a few things you should know about your fireplace and chimney.

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The Dangers of a Dryer Fire and How to Prevent One

January 19th, 2016

It’s so surprising for many homeowners to learn that their dryers could lead to a potential home fire. In fact, thousands of fires begin as a result of poor dryer maintenance each and every year. Don’t let this home convenience cost you thousands of dollars in property damages, and don’t let it endanger your family members. Learn about the dangers of dryer vent fires and the importance of professional maintenance here.

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A DIY Chimney Sweep Vs. A Professional Chimney Cleaning: 3 Major Differences

January 18th, 2016

You know that your chimney could use a good cleaning, but you don’t want to go through the process of hiring a company to do the work for you. We understand that it can be tough to tell if you’ve got a quality chimney technician working for you, but attempting to do the job on your own is not the way. Professional chimney cleaning helps you to stay safe, and it’s worth it to do some research and find a quality company rather than to attempt it on your own.

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Fixing Flashing: The Key to Many Chimney Leaks

January 11th, 2016

If snow and rain are able to leak into your home, you’ve got some major issues on your hands. Not only is it costly to repair the water damage, but the issue can occur again and again if you don’t narrow down the source of the problem. One of the most common reasons for major roof leaks is poor sealing around the chimney, an area of sheet metal known as flashing.

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Think You’re Ready to Use Your Fireplace? Do This First!

January 4th, 2016

You’ve gone all season without using your fireplace. But as temperatures continue to drop, the holidays wind down, and snow falls around your home, you feel compelled to enjoy a cozy night relaxing near the fire.

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Book a Chimney Sweep for the New Year

December 28th, 2015

The New Year is a time to make plans to have fun, improve your health, save money, and live better. It’s the smallest details that make these New Year’s resolutions achievable, like taking the steps to protect your home and make it a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable space. Schedule chimney cleaning with a qualified chimney sweep in the new year, and you’ll feel more comfortable using your fireplace with the knowledge that your home is safe from the possibility of chimney fires.

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Fireplace Safety for the Holiday Season

December 22nd, 2015

Far too many accidents occur during the holiday season, a time that should be set aside to rejoice and celebrate. Setting up holiday lights and other decorations is a task responsible for a number of burns, shocks, and falls, but perhaps an even bigger risk to your well-being is when something goes wrong in the fireplace. Prevent fireplace hazards with our list of safety tips, and have a happy holiday season—from all of us here at 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc.!

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It’s the Holiday Season! Make Sure Your Chimney Is Prepared

December 21st, 2015

When the holiday season comes around, it’s more important than ever to make sure that your chimney is clean—and not just because you want to impress Santa Claus. When you use your fireplace, creosote gets left behind in the chimney. This tarlike black substance isn’t just unpleasant for Santa to look at; it’s also very dangerous if left unchecked. 

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