June 20th, 2022
Perhaps you haven’t thought too much about the different parts of your chimney before now. We get that you may just expect that this part of your home should operate without much worry and you’d be right…to a point.
Even within your chimney, there are parts that require care and your chimney damper is one of them. But do you really need to consider the condition of your chimney damper in the summertime?
The answer is yes. And we’ll explain why.
June 6th, 2022
Spring is a lovely season when we get to see plants and animals flourish. While this is wonderful to experience in a majority of cases, it can also cause some annoyances. Just ask anyone with allergies how they feel about all of those flowers blooming!
Extra pollen in the air isn’t the only issue that might come from this time of year. All of those little critters may be looking for a nice place to call home and some of them may mistake your chimney for a great piece of real estate. It’s warm, dry, and safe–at least until you start up the fireplace!
Animals getting into your chimney isn’t something that we advise trying to address yourself. Let the experts at 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. help you clear out any unwanted squatters from your chimney.
May 23rd, 2022
Your fireplace and chimney do more than just serve as a focal point in whatever room they’re in. They also provide warmth during the winter season when you get a nice blaze going. Winter isn’t the only time of year when you need to take care of this system–and yes your fireplace and chimney really are considered a system.
It may not have moving parts but it has plenty of different parts to consider and keep track of. That is why we’ve provided a quick list of some of the bigger parts you should know a bit more about so that you know better how to care for your fireplace and chimney. The better your know this system, the easier it will be to determine if and when it needs chimney or fireplace repair in St. Paul, MN.
May 9th, 2022
Spring cleaning doesn’t just apply to the visible parts of your home. You also need to keep your home’s systems clean too. There is a reason why HVAC experts encourage people to change their system filters to keep their air conditioner and heater clean. Your fireplace and chimney need to be kept clean too.
A dirty fireplace is one that can create trouble for your home, even when you aren’t using it. Don’t let your fireplace get too murky! Schedule your fireplace cleaning in Edina, MN services today to help your home all year long.
May 2nd, 2022
Your chimney needs to be kept in the best condition possible to ensure that it serves your home safely and effectively. Even if you are using your fireplace less now that the weather is becoming less frigid, you need to make sure that your chimney gets the care that it needs to serve your home.
One vital service that we want to remind everyone to schedule in the coming weeks is chimney cleaning in Edina, MN. This task is going to address anything built0 up in your chimney that might impact your use of your fireplace or your comfort in your home.
The key thing to remember is that you need a professional chimney cleaner to get the job done. Here’s why.
April 11th, 2022
We are all ready to get ready for spring and, soon, summer, too. But this doesn’t mean you should let your chimney care fall to the wayside. After several months, and probably even some recent nights, of use, your chimney may have some things that need addressing.
The only way you will know if your chimney needs expect care is through a professional chimney inspection in St. Paul, MN. If you haven’t gotten your inspection scheduled yet, let’s talk about why it is important to get yours done now.
March 28th, 2022
There are fairytales that describe cottages with tilting chimneys as cozy and quiet. In reality, while the cottage may seem cozy it won’t be for long. A tilting chimney isn’t something quaint. It is a problem that needs to be resolved before it leads to even bigger, and more dangerous, issues.
Your home is comfortable and you want to keep it that way. This is why, if you start to notice that your chimney has started to lean a little bit, we’d strongly encourage you to reach out for professional service. That tilt will only worsen and will have increasingly negative impacts on your home.
Here’s what you need to know about the causes of this issue and why it requires prompt chimney repair in St. Paul, MN.
March 14th, 2022
The first day of spring is right around the corner. This means that some people are going to be diving headfirst into their spring cleaning checklist. We are about to start our spring cleaning tasks too but what we clean may be a little different than what you might think of.
With all the spring cleaning going on, we want to make sure you remember to schedule your chimney sweeping in Minneapolis, MN. This is a highly important task to take care of. After all, it can mean the difference between having a faulty fireplace or a safe and efficient one.
Let’s discuss why chimney sweeping is so important so you know why you should schedule a visit from a chimney technician today.
February 28th, 2022
While line-drying your clothing can be nice on a warm summer day, it can take a long time. Thankfully, most of us are able to use a clothes dryer machine to speed the process up. You rely on this machine to do its job effectively but, if you want to continue to rely on it, you may need to double-check that it has the support it needs.
As you probably guessed by now we are talking about checking on your dryer vent. Without this part of your system, your dryer would quickly overheat and cause a lot of problems. But what if your dryer vent is just clogged with lint and debris? The same issue applies!
February 14th, 2022
Your chimney is something that you can’t be without when you have a fireplace. So it is understandably important to have a chimney that is kept in optimal condition to ensure it serves its purpose.
Ever wondered what might be making your chimney dirty? If not, that’s okay because you wouldn’t be the first. That’s why we write blogs like these! Because your chimney isn’t going to stay clean all year long. In fact, it can get pretty dirty over time.
Creosote build-up in a chimney is a common problem that affects most home fireplace and chimney systems. Let’s explore what that means and why it’s a problem.