5 Tips to Season Firewood

5 Tips to Season Firewood

Learning how to season firewood is an important step in maintaining your chimney properly. If the wood is wet, for instance, it is going to produce more dangerous creosote. Creosote, of course, is a leading cause of chimney fires, and must be removed regularly. You...

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Birds in the Chimney? What Do I Do?!!

Birds in the Chimney? What Do I Do?!!

SPRING IS HERE!Birds chirping is one of the hallmarks of Spring and usually a wonderful thing to hear. It is less wonderful when you hear those sound coming from your fireplace!We have gotten some calls lately about strange noises coming from chimneys, and...

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What NOT To Burn in Your Fireplace – 2020 Update

We're all spending a little more time at home than normal during this time of year, and it HAS been a bit chilly. We are seeing lots of smoke coming out of our neighbors' chimneys and just wanted to send you a quick reminder about the things you should...

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3 types of Chimney Inspection

3 types of Chimney Inspection

Thinking of selling your house this Spring? Get ahead of the game and have your chimney inspected first so there are no surprises when you are under contract during buyers inspections.The National Fire Protection Association is the organization that sets...

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8 Things you should NEVER burn in your fireplace

8 Things you should NEVER burn in your fireplace

Fireplaces are meant to burn wood but it unfortunately becomes a trash disposal option for many homeowners. Burning something other than what is actually meant to be burned in the fireplace can be extremely dangerous for more reasons that one. Here is a...

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Spark Arrestors & Chimney Caps

Spark Arrestors & Chimney Caps

 When it comes to the different parts of a chimney, it can be easy to get confused. Especially if you do not understand exactly what each part does. Also, it can be difficult when a part seems to do the same function as another part. Then you realize it...

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Tips For Getting the Most Out of Your Firewood

Tips For Getting the Most Out of Your Firewood

It has been unusually warm this October in Portland, but the cold, rainy weather is right around the corner. A lot of us are thinking about cozy evenings in front of the fireplace or the wood stove. Therefore, it’s important for us to make sure that our...

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4 Waterproofing Tips For Your Chimney

4 Waterproofing Tips For Your Chimney

Chimneys are exposed to a lot more extreme weather than the rest of the house – rain, wind, snow, sun, and hot and cold temperatures – thus incurring a good deal of damage. This damage comes in the form of loss of insulation, cracks caused by freezing and...

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The Chimney Swifts Have Returned!

The Chimney Swifts Have Returned!

THE MAGIC OF THE SWIFTS If you live in Portland, you are probably familiar with the famous Chimney Swifts (aka Vaux Swifts) that emerge around dusk for numerous days in the early fall, congregating in a massive flock around the old chimney at Chapman Elementary, and...

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3 types of Chimney Inspection

The 3 Levels of Chimney Inspection

The National Fire Protection Association is the organization that sets American standards for chimney inspections. The NFPA outlines three levels of chimney inspection depending on what circumstances are occurring that have triggered the inspection. In...

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Portland Chimney Repair – Service Area

Located right here in Oregon, our Portland chimney sweep technicians provide the best in chimney repair, fireplace installation and dryer vent care in the Greater Portland-Metro area. From NE Portland down to SE Portland, Tualatin and Oregon City in the south, from Pleasant Valley in the east to Beaverton and Sherwood in the west – when it comes to your chimney, fireplace and vents, we hope you’ll call American Chimney & Masonry! We are the most trusted Portland Chimney Repair company!

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To schedule an appointment with one of our expert chimney repair technicians, please call 503-644-0393. With over 19,000 satisfied customers since 1989, we are ready for more! We look forward to visiting with you soon about your fireplace and chimney sweep needs.