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

We Can Help Clean Your Fireplace

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Are you getting a jumpstart on your spring cleaning to-do list? If so, we applaud you! But we also want to make sure that your fireplace doesn’t miss out on the benefits of this yearly cleaning activity. It can be easy to forget sometimes but, no matter which type of fireplace you have, you really do need to schedule a regular fireplace cleaning in Minneapolis, MN to keep things in working order.

Before you grab the dust rag and vacuum though, we want to make sure you understand that fireplace cleaning isn’t something to do on your own. While many homeowners know how to do some tasks, such as clearing out their ash dump if they have a wood-burning fireplace, cleaning your fireplace is a job best left to the professionals. Let us explain how we can help and why it is important to let a technician be the one to help clean things up.

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Don’t Let Your Fireplace Fall Apart

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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Everyone has their own design styles for their home. Maybe you look a more modern look in your home or perhaps you opt for vintage decor. Whatever you choose, you deserve to have a fireplace that works with your style rather than against it. With that said, a fireplace that seems to be falling apart is NOT a great way to give your home that “vintage” feel. In fact, it can be dangerous.

Whether it is a gas fireplace insert or a traditional wood-burning fireplace, if you notice that it looks like your fireplace could turn into a pile of bricks with a strong breeze, you should be concerned. You’ll want to schedule a fireplace inspection in Bloomington, MN to have a professional assess this part of your home and put together a plan to restore it before it puts you in danger.

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Should You Go For a Gas Fireplace?

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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Have you ever gotten into one of those debates with a friend over whether physical books or a digital reader was better? They both accomplish the same goal (letting you read that new book) but many people maintain that the experience is very different. We can get into discussions just like this about wood-burning and gas fireplaces.

When you are getting ready to schedule a fireplace installation in Bloomington, MN, you may find yourself faced with this same debate. Which option is better? Most people have their own opinions. But we aren’t here to debate, we’re here to help you learn more about the option you may know the least about: gas fireplaces.

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3 Fireplace Repairs You May Need

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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That oppressive summertime heat seems to have finally taken a break and left things around here a little less sweltering. The change in the weather has even started to make things a lot cooler at night which means it is the perfect time to dust of your fireplace and enjoy a nice night with the family around those flames.

But wait! Before you get started, we need to make sure you’re going to be safe this season. Have you had your fireplace checked and your chimney cleaned yet? If not, you need to! You never know if you have a possible fireplace repair in Edina, MN that might be harmful to your comfort and dangerous to your home otherwise!

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What Fireplace Do You Want For Your Home?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

gas-fireplace-insertYou finally got the house that you have been dreaming of and everything is settling down at last. The boxes are unpacked and the house is set up but there is something missing. A nice fireplace would be the perfect addition to your home! But installing a fireplace into a home that didn’t have one previously is no task for the untrained.

If you are looking to add a fireplace to your home, you’ll need to reach out to us for a fireplace installation in St. Paul, MN. We can work with you to determine the best possible placement for your new system and get it installed effectively and neatly. All you will need to do is decide what type of fireplace you are looking for.

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3 Facts About Upkeep for a Gas Fireplace

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

gas-fireplace-insertHaving a gas fireplace in your home is a great way to enjoy ambience, warmth, and high energy efficiency. These are great options for anyone who has decided that they are done with having to buy or chop wood logs to enjoy a good fire in their home. With that said though, gas fireplaces are still going to require regular upkeep if you want them to work properly. That is what [(site_name)] is here for.

We’ve been providing reliable services to Minneapolis residents for years. We are the pros when it comes to handling your gas fireplace maintenance, repairs, and more. If you didn’t know that your gas fireplace needed maintenance, let us tell you a bit more about why you should schedule regular upkeep if you want to keep enjoying this home system.

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Keeping Your Fireplace Danger-Free

Monday, January 6th, 2020

fire-book-openYour fireplace should be something in your home that you can trust to provide an extra boost of warmth and comfort during the cooler months. What’s more, it adds a little extra something to your home visually even during the summer months. The only thing that can hinder the positive effect that your fireplace has on you and your home is when it becomes a source of danger to your health and safety.

As you probably guessed by now, the best way to keep your fireplace danger-free is to keep it clean and in good shape. You can do this by scheduling regular cleaning and fireplace repair in Minneapolis, MN. However, a lot of us are likely to hesitate to schedule these services without knowing they’re needed.

Thankfully we can help you determine when the time has come to reach out to your local professionals for cleaning, repairs, and more.

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Go Green with a Gas Fireplace

Monday, December 9th, 2019

gas-fireplace-insertYou are staring at a fireplace that is filled with sooty dust and dreading needing to clean it out for what feels like the billionth time. Aside from the fact that you’ve gotten quite good at chopping wood to save a little cash, this fireplace truly feels like it is more work than it is worth at this point. And you don’t want to swing an axe even one more time.

What if we told you that with a simple phone call you could change all that? Because, in actuality you can, thanks to the gas fireplace.

Gas fireplaces may seem like they aren’t as effective as a regular wood and flame fireplace but we can assure you they are. Even better, gas fireplaces can offer the comfort of a regular fireplace but do so in a more environmentally-friendly manner.

If you are interested in learning more, keep reading!

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The Time Is Coming for a New Fireplace!

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

fireplace-fire-burningWe know, we know, it’s still technically summer, and we’ve got quite a while before winter arrives. However, fall will be here before you know it, which means that now is the perfect time to start thinking about your fireplace. Does yours need repairs? Are you even happy with the one you’ve got?

If the answer to the second question was “no,” then maybe it’s time to think about your options. So, for your convenience, we’ve listed some of the most popular fireplace options below! All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And of course, remember to contact our team when you need fireplace installation in Minneapolis, MN.)

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How to Repair Your Faulty Fireplace

Monday, July 8th, 2019

fireplace-fire-burningOkay sure, we definitely still have some time before the cold weather returns, but that does not mean that it’s too early to start thinking about your fireplace! Trust us, when winter does arrive, you’ll be glad that you’ve already taken care of any fireplace troubles that you may have.

If you’ve noticed that your fireplace is beginning to deteriorate or that it’s not working properly, it’s definitely time to schedule your fireplace repair in Eden Prairie, MN. However, there are all sorts of fireplace troubles that homeowners face every year, and below, we have listed a couple of repairs that you just might be able to do yourself. All you need to do is keep reading to find out more! 

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