Fall is HERE! Ready For Your Chimney Inspection??

Get your inspection on the calendar now! Summer in Portland has come and gone, and you are probably trying to get out and enjoy the last bits of sun as possible before our unpredictable winter arrives. One task you should add to your to-do list for the fall is...

Best Time to Clean a Chimney Is When You Don’t Need It!

I know…you’re sitting around trying to stay cool and I’m talking about getting your fireplace and chimney cleaning done! It just doesn’t seem to make much sense – but please stay with me for a moment and hear me out. I’m a chimney guy, and one thing I know...

5 Reasons to Get a Chimney Inspection

Once you have inspected and cleaned as many chimneys as we have you realize there is a never ending story of what you might find in a chimney inspection. 1- Creosote There’s the usual creosote buildup that just about every type of fireplace produces and every chimney...

Summer Chimney Repairs Before the Rain!

Portland chimney repair is a year-long necessity. To be sure your fireplace and chimney will work smoothly during the fall and winter months, you need to have any necessary repairs completed during the summer. Having your chimney swept and inspected now gives you...

Summer Chimney Repairs Before It Rains

Portland chimney repair is a year-long necessity. To be sure your fireplace and chimney will work smoothly during the fall and winter months, you need to have any necessary repairs completed during the summer. Having your chimney swept and inspected now gives you...

Take Care of Your Chimney Repairs Before Fall

Portland chimney repair is a year-long necessity. To be sure your fireplace and chimney will work smoothly during the fall and winter months, you need to have any necessary repairs completed during the summer. Having your chimney swept and inspected now gives you...
What Is a Chimney Spark Arrestor?

What Is a Chimney Spark Arrestor?

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 ends up being...
Why Does My Fireplace Smoke?

Why Does My Fireplace Smoke?

You have been wanting to use your fireplace this winter! However, every time you try to light a fire, the entire room fills with smoke. American Chimney & Masonry knows how frustrating this can be. Not worry though, because it is a very common problem.  Customers...
Winter Heating Safety Tips

Winter Heating Safety Tips

Now that winter is in full swing, you should be ensuring you and your family are following the best safety practices when using the fireplace. Statistics show the dangers of ignoring fireplace safety recommendations. In 2014, the National Fire Protection Association...