2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog : Archive for January, 2016

5 Things to Know Before Lighting a Fire in Your Fireplace

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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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