2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Minneapolis’

How to Handle Chimney Squatters

Monday, May 25th, 2020

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Springtime is in full swing and summer is right around the corner. You can always tell that winter has ended because of the sudden increase of blooming plants, flourishing foliage, and an abundance of furry and feathered critters around the area. It is always a treat to sit on your porch or in your backyard and hear the birds chirping away in the trees or watch squirrels run around in the grass. Spring is always a season full of life that is thriving just outside your door.

And as cute as those squirrels are you probably want them to stay outside.

While springtime and summer are both wonderful times of the year thanks to the great weather and extra sunshine, they can also be seasons during which you start having problems with your animal neighbors because you don’t see eye to eye–where you see a chimney and fireplace built to keep you warm, they see a great place for a nest and a new home.

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3 Perks of a a Gas Fireplace

Monday, May 11th, 2020

couple-fireplace-warmAre you considering switching over to a gas-powered fireplace? If so, we look forward to working with you to get your new fireplace set up. Maybe, however, you have been going back and forth for a while and you still aren’t sure if a gas fireplace is going to be the best option for your home.

We love both wood-burning and gas-powered fireplaces so we can tell you that they both have their perks. With that said, we want to help you out by telling you about some of the great perks that you can enjoy when you switch to a gas fireplace. Below we have detailed some of the best things that we like about gas fireplaces so you can get a better idea of whether or not this system is a good fit for you.

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Why Schedule a Chimney Cleaning?

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Springtime brings to mind the idea of spring cleaning for many people. This is because, after a long winter being cooped up in the house with the doors and windows shut, it is nice to get rid of the dust and debris and let in some fresh air. In the spirit of spring cleaning, we’d like to suggest that you consider scheduling a chimney cleaning in Minneapolis as one of your “spring cleaning to-dos.”

No, we don’t mean you should take a rag and a spray bottle to your fireplace yourself. Chimney cleaning is one of the expert services we offer that is going to help clear out any unwanted and potentially dangerous debris from your chimney. Even though your chimney may be the one thing that has been seeing regular airflow during the past several chilly months, that doesn’t mean it is clean.

Let’s look at what exactly a chimney cleaning service entails and why it benefits you… and your chimney, of course.

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When To Call For Repairs: Stinky Smells

Monday, February 17th, 2020

There is something special and somewhat comforting about the smell of a wood-burning fire. Even your gas-fuel fireplace can create a clean, cozy scent once you get used to it. The sights sounds and smells of your fireplace are just as important to improving the comfort in your home as the warmth it provides.

So, what happens when you turn on or light up a fire and you are instead greeted by a less-than-pleasant smell. Hopefully, your first instinct is to reach out for chimney repair in Minneapolis, MN and, while you wait for your technician to arrive, you can use the following information to help you determine what might be the cause.

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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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4 Signs You Need Fireplace Repair

Monday, October 28th, 2019

There is something special about stoking up a good fire in your fireplace to warm your home. Whether you do it just to take the chill out of the air in the evening, or you go full throttle and cozy up with a book, a mug of something warm and your loved ones, your fireplace helps to make your home that much more, well, homey.

If you enjoy your fireplace to the fullest then you know how important it is to keep it in good shape. If your fireplace is in need of repair, you know that the sooner you make a call to a professional to get the source of the problem, the better!

When you are in need of professional fireplace repair in Minneapolis, MN, make sure you reach out to us for help. Our team of trained fireplace experts will be able to help you with all of your fireplace needs!

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“What Part of My Chimney Needs Fixing?”

Monday, October 14th, 2019

chimneyTo the untrained eye, a chimney may look like a simple brick and mortar pillar with a pipe or two at the top. In reality, you know that your chimney has many parts to it. And much like other areas of your home, your chimney needs regular, specialized care.

You want to keep your chimney in good working order. It helps keep your home warm and safe in the cold weather after all. But the question is how do you tell if and where your chimney needs repairs? At the end of the day, it is not only easier but safer to reach out to a professional chimney technician for examination and repair. They will know exactly what to look for and how to address your chimney’s needs safely.

For now however, we can give you a brief description of some parts of your chimney that you might want to check for potential repair needs.

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Got an Old Chimney? Be On the Lookout For These Problems!

Monday, September 30th, 2019

snowy-chimneyThere’s a reason we’ve decided to build our chimney out of brick and mortar — they’re sturdy as heck! In fact, with the right care and attention, a masonry chimney can last well over 100 years, which is certainly a long time!

If you want your chimney to last for years and years to come, it’s important to be aware of the problems that may occur and that you address them right away! In fact, there are a number of common problems that older chimneys face, and below, we have listed them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And, of course, remember to contact us for your chimney repair in Minneapolis, MN!)

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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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