Over the course of the past few years or gas fireplace partner Valor has collaborated on several videos with the Canadian based TV program “Marc + Mandy”. See some of their interesting posts at the link below. Marc + Mandy Video Series
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In the link below, the Chimney Safety Institute of America provides some useful advice on how to choose the right company for important chimney repairs. Navigating the Nightmare of Multiple Chimney Repair Estimates — Like a PRO.
Storks nesting in chimneys were once believed to bring good luck, according to European folklore. But, in fact, nests in chimneys – or blockages of any kind – are nothing short of bad news. They can cause smoking problems, chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. In 2005, there were 24,500 residential fires in the United […]
Thanks to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General for the great consumer tips on avoiding all aspects of winter scams. Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s tips are actually applicable to all homeowners in the U.S., so we’ll repeat them here: Beware of free or low-cost chimney cleaning services; beware of high-pressure claims for making immediate […]
A chimney damper is a simple, inexpensive way to keep the warmth in your home while reducing energy costs. This damper allows the chimney to be closed when not in use preventing heated or cooled air from exiting out the chimney flue. It also serves the important function of capping the chimney stopping animals, birds, […]
Is your tax return refund making its way through the system yet? Make a strong choice this year, and reinvest your tax refund into your home. Why invest your refund into your home rather than a vacation to a sunny tropical beach? Your home is likely your largest asset – it pays to take of […]
We understand the variety of architectural home and chimney styles here in Northern Chicago and we have the perfect chimney cap for you! Whether you want a basic, galvanized single-flue cap or a multi-flue top of the line copper cap we will match your style! If your chimney has one flue, a single-flue cap is […]
Many homeowners often forget how harmful water penetration can be to a chimney’s masonry work. In fact, except for stone, much of the materials the chimney is constructed of will experience accelerated deterioration with constant exposure to water. This prolonged contact not only leads to problems within the flue but can also extend to other […]
When using the fireplace, homeowners want it to burn as efficiently as possible while also keeping the heat and electricity bills in between fires. While a fire can never be as flameseffective at heating the home as a standard furnace, there are ways for you to utilize the fireplace to its highest capacity. Here are […]
Tax season is in full swing and millions of Americans are filing early to get their returns back before spring comes. One of the best uses of the money is through reinvesting back into one of your greatest assets, your home, and a trusted sweep professional can help. Consider using this extra cash to add […]