2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog

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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Some of the Tools Used by Chimney Sweeps

June 1st, 2015

Spring cleaning means it’s time to break out the heavy duty cleaning products and tools and prepare to clean out spaces you haven’t reached in months. With determination and a little bit of elbow grease, you can effectively clean out some of the hardest to reach spots in your home like the ceiling fans, behind the stove, and all of the light fixtures. But one spot in your home you should probably leave alone is the chimney.

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What Is a Chimney Cap?

May 25th, 2015

One of the most important features of your chimney is the chimney cap, also known as the chimney crown. Some older chimneys do not have a chimney cap in place, and if yours is one of these chimneys, you need to seek installation ASAP.

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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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