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

Why Is My Chimney Leaking?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

When water leaks into your home from the chimney, you need the problem fixed fast. This is a problem that may affect your chimney throughout the year, not just when you are using it, and it could lead to some expensive, troublesome water damage. If you notice that water is entering your home through the chimney, call a certified chimney sweep to repair the damage. Here are a few ways this may happen to your home.

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Why You Should Avoid a Cheap Chimney Sweep

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Cleaning out your chimney once every year (at least!) is so important for your health and wellness, and for the well-being of your home. This process could potentially save your home, as a buildup of debris in the chimney could actually cause a fire to ignite in the chimney and spread to your home.

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Common Structural Problems with Chimneys

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

When you’re buying a home that is several decades old, you might assume that it’s in pretty good shape. After all, it’s lasted for this long without any problems, right? The worn look of an old chimney is not something every homeowner is concerned with, and it might give the home a rustic, vintage feel anyway. But structural issues with the chimney can actually cause you a lot of trouble, and it may even make your home unsafe.

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A Few Chimney Basics Any Homeowner Should Know

Monday, February 15th, 2016

If you’ve got a chimney that you use, even once or twice a year, there are a few things you should know about the way it works and about keeping it safe and efficient. We’ve compiled a list of just 3 things we wish every homeowner knew about the chimney, facts that can help you to understand proper maintenance procedures and that can save you some time and hassle down the road.

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Don’t Move In without a Chimney Inspection

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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