2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Chimney’ Category

What Does a Professional Chimney Cleaner Do?

Monday, 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.

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Remember to Get a Chimney Inspection!

Monday, 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.

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Tilting Chimney? Get Repairs Now!

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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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.

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Why a Clean Chimney Is So Important

Monday, 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.

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How Creosote Can Mess With Your Chimney

Monday, 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.

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5 Potential Repairs Your Chimney May Need

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Your chimney is a vital part of your home. Without it, using your fireplace wouldn’t exactly be possible or safe. But even with a chimney in your home, you might encounter problems. Those problems are often going to require expert chimney repair in St. Paul, MN.

We encourage everyone to schedule a chimney inspection each year. This is because it gives you and your technician a chance to find these issues and address them early. But, even if you didn’t schedule an inspection this season, our team is still here to help.

Here are some common chimney repairs that people throughout the area find themselves facing.

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A Bad Damper Can Be Dangerous

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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There are many parts to a modern chimney and fireplace set-up that might be taken for granted. Believe it or not, today’s chimneys are far more advanced than their predecessors of 50 or even 100 years ago. This is hard-won knowledge too.

One of the great parts of your chimney that you may want to pay more attention to is your damper. Yes, your damper. This part of your chimney places an important role in keeping things running right. Here’s what you need to know about your damper…and what can go wrong with it.

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Safety Tips To Remember When Using Your Fireplace

Monday, December 6th, 2021

It is the best time of the year to use your fireplace. Whether you have a gas-powered one or a wood-burning one, this part of your home can make everything warmer and cozier on the coldest of days.

Nothing can ruin a nice cozy evening near the fireplace faster than a safety hazard. Unfortunately, as more people start using their fireplaces, more people also discover the different ways something can go wrong with their fireplace.

We want you to enjoy the next several months of using your fireplace without any stress. That’s why we want to review some vital safety tips for using your fireplace and chimney.

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Why You Should Add a Chimney Cap to Your Chimney

Monday, November 8th, 2021
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A chimney is meant to serve as an exit route for any of the byproducts created by your fireplace, from ash to combustion gases. With this in mind, it may seem a little counterintuitive to put a cap on your chimney. Wouldn’t that mess with the flow of things out of your home? What’s the point of adding a cap to your chimney anyways?

Our team of technicians is here to give you the answers you need to make an informed decision. Whether you are new to having a fireplace and chimney, or you just haven’t heard about chimney caps before, we are here to help. Let’s dive in to discuss how chimney caps can be helpful in keeping your chimney in good shape.

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What Are Spalling Bricks?

Monday, October 11th, 2021
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Having a chimney that is made with masonry is something that a lot of people love. We love them too–they are quite visually enjoyable, after all. Even chimneys that are on the older side can still be pleasing to the eye. But a “vintage” look can sometimes actually be a sign of a problem.

If you have a chimney with bricks that are in bad shape, it may mean that you need to schedule chimney repair in St. Paul, MN. This is especially important if you notice spalling bricks on your chimney.

Here is what you need to know about getting chimney repairs for problematic masonry.

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