Make Sure Your Chimney Is Ready

September 26th, 2022

The fall season is officially here. That means that it is only going to get colder by the day. If you haven’t already, you are likely going to be using your fireplace and chimney on a somewhat regular basis to keep your home a bit warmer.

Our question is this: is your chimney ready to be used? All too often we see homeowners through Minneapolis and St. Paul start up their fireplace and encounter the trouble created by a dirty chimney.

Avoid the hassle. Use your chimney without worry this season by scheduling a chimney inspection and cleaning in Minneapolis. We’ll explain more about this service below.

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4 Signs You Need Fireplace Repair

September 12th, 2022
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The fireplace in your house has been there for many years. In fact, lately it has crossed the threshold from looking “well-loved” over into the arena of “worn down.”

This will happen! Time and the elements will have their impact on everything and your fireplace is no exception, even with regular maintenance. However, this doesn’t mean you should just leave it as is.

Take a look at your fireplace today and consider if you notice any of the following issues with it. If you do, then we hope you contact us to get a fireplace repair in Minneapolis taken care of.

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Why You Want To Get Any Creosote Out Of Your Chimney

August 15th, 2022
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If you saw that you have a lot of debris coating the sides of a pipe in your home, you’d likely start planning to have that pipe cleaned to avoid clogs and addressed bad smells. The same thought process should apply to your chimney.

While your chimney doesn’t get as much use as your kitchen drain, it is responsible for venting out smoke and soot that doesn’t belong in your home. And these substances can leave behind a residue known as creosote that can actually create problems with that venting process.

Let’s examine what you need to know about creosote and why it is so important to get the substance out of your chimney.

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6 Issues To Contact a Fireplace and Chimney Expert About

August 1st, 2022

A fireplace and its chimney look lovely in your home but they are far more than a part of the decor. Your fireplace and chimney are considered a home system, kind of like your heater.

While the operation and use of your fireplace and chimney aren’t nearly as complicated as that of your furnace, we want to remind you that this system does still need upkeep. Keep our team in mind when you need fireplace or chimney services in Minneapolis, MN. We are professionals you can rely on.

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Answering Your Gas Fireplace FAQs

July 18th, 2022
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Gas fireplaces are becoming increasingly used throughout the entire country. These types of fireplace systems are well known for being more efficient and easier to manage. But there is plenty to learn about these systems.

Gas fireplaces (and wood-burning fireplaces as well) have more parts to them than you might realize. What’s more, there is a lot to understand about them that can help keep you safe. We want to help. Along with expert services, we can answer your Frequently Asked Questions about gas fireplaces.

Here’s what you need to know.

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3 Ways To Keep Your Chimney In Good Condition This Summer

July 4th, 2022

You may not be using your fireplace and chimney system pretty much at all for the next few months. We get that. No one is really up to stoking a fire unless it is to roast marshmallows in the backyard (please don’t do this in your living room fireplace). While you may not be using this indoor system at all it doesn’t mean that you should ignore your chimney until you need it again.

Taking the time to double-check that your chimney is in good condition is something that will benefit your home environment now and later on in the fall too. Here are three different ways that you can ensure your chimney is kept in good condition now and later in the year.

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Why You Need a Good Damper All Year Long

June 20th, 2022
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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.

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What To Do When Animals Get Into Your Chimney

June 6th, 2022
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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.

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3 Parts of Your Fireplace and Chimney That You Should Know

May 23rd, 2022
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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.

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4 Signs It Is Time to Clean Out Your Fireplace

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.

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