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

Signs It’s Time to Have Your Chimney Restored

Monday, April 8th, 2024

At 2nd Generation Chimneys, we understand that your home is your sanctuary. It’s where warmth gathers, and memories are made, often around a cozy fireplace. However, like any aspect of your home, a chimney requires maintenance to ensure it operates safely and efficiently. Recognizing the signs that your chimney needs professional chimney restoration is crucial in maintaining the integrity of your home and the safety of your loved ones. 

Here, we’ll guide you through the key indicators that it’s time to call in the experts for a chimney restoration.

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Signs That It’s Time to Schedule Chimney Cleaning

Monday, June 19th, 2023

There’s no season of the year that’s “best” for chimney cleaning—you can have it done at any time. However, you’ll find it easier to schedule during the warmer months when n you won’t miss the crackling warmth or coziness. 

A much tougher question than “What season should I have my chimney cleaned?” is “When do I need my chimney cleaned?” We recommend a regular schedule for chimney cleaning, but you may find yourself in a situation where the chimney needs it as soon as possible. We’re the experts when it comes to chimney cleaning in Saint Paul, MN, and we’d like to guide you through the major signs to watch for that will tell you it’s time to call us to arrange for this important service. 

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Choosing Which Fireplace Is Best for Your Home

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Selecting a fireplace to have in your home is a major decision. Unlike picking a piece of furniture, such as a sectional or maybe a new coffee table, a fireplace is a major installation in your house that becomes part of the home’s structure, something you expect to remain in the house for decades, probably even after you move out. You don’t want to make a hasty decision about the type of fireplace you get.

Fortunately, when it comes to fireplace installation in Saint Paul, MN, you have a great resource: the team at 2nd Generation Chimneys. We are one of the largest and most experienced chimney and fireplace service companies in the country. We install a range of fireplace types, and we’ll help you sort through the choices to find the ideal one for your house. Below, we’ll look at several of the most popular types of fireplaces to help get you started:

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Never Ignore a Smelly Chimney

Monday, October 10th, 2022

Hoping to use your home’s fireplace and chimney soon? It is a great way to add some much-enjoyed warmth to your home, not to mention making the room itself seem that much cozier.

The problem is, you might be avoiding doing this. Why? Because there is something in your chimney that smells.

A smelly chimney is a problem. Thankfully though, it is also a problem that has a solution. Read on to find out more about what your nose might be picking up on and when you contact us to address the smell.

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Answering Your Gas Fireplace FAQs

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Gas fireplaces are becoming increasingly used throughout the entire country. These types of fireplace systems are well known for being more efficient and easier to manage. But there is plenty to learn about these systems.

Gas fireplaces (and wood-burning fireplaces as well) have more parts to them than you might realize. What’s more, there is a lot to understand about them that can help keep you safe. We want to help. Along with expert services, we can answer your Frequently Asked Questions about gas fireplaces.

Here’s what you need to know.

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3 Parts of Your Fireplace and Chimney That You Should Know

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Your fireplace and chimney do more than just serve as a focal point in whatever room they’re in. They also provide warmth during the winter season when you get a nice blaze going. Winter isn’t the only time of year when you need to take care of this system–and yes your fireplace and chimney really are considered a system.

It may not have moving parts but it has plenty of different parts to consider and keep track of. That is why we’ve provided a quick list of some of the bigger parts you should know a bit more about so that you know better how to care for your fireplace and chimney. The better your know this system, the easier it will be to determine if and when it needs chimney or fireplace repair in St. Paul, MN.

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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

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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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

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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