Chimney Inspections for House Buyers

Chimney Inspections for House Buyers

  Congratulations on finding your new home! As you know, every home needs a thorough inspection before you sign on the dotted line.  And just like the roof, sewer, and pest inspections, the chimney needs to be inspected for any hidden flaws and...

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Is Your Chimney Leaking?

Is Your Chimney Leaking?

The Dangers of Water Leaks in Your ChimneyFor some people, a water leak in the chimney is just an annoyance that can be ignored until it presents a more serious problem. Unfortunately, the water leak is often already causing serious damage that the...

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Don’t Let A Leaky Chimney Damper Dampen Your Spring!

Don’t Let A Leaky Chimney Damper Dampen Your Spring!

…Much less your summer, fall, or winter…  A leaky damper, if it is in the throat of your fireplace, is a likely place for water to get stuck, too! But, for now, we assume you started looking for us because your leaky damper is letting your inside air out....

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Spark Arrestors and Chimney Caps

Spark Arrestors and 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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Things you should NOT Burn in Your Fireplace

Things you should NOT 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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4 Things You Should Know About Creosote

4 Things You Should Know About Creosote

It’s fireplace season, which is always a wonderful time of year. But burning wood in your fireplace means a build-up of creosote in your chimney. If you haven’t had your chimney inspected or cleaned in awhile, there may be a great deal more build-up than you realize,...

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7 Fire Safety Tips For the Holidays

7 Fire Safety Tips For the Holidays

  Fire Safety Means Safe & Happy Holidays   It’s getting cold out there, which we love, because it means it’s holiday season! There will be fires in the fireplace and the woodstove. There will be stockings hung from the mantle, and wrapping...

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5 Tips For Getting the Most From Your Firewood

5 Tips For Getting the Most From 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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Chimney Swifts…Oh My!

Chimney Swifts…Oh My!

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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Spark Arrestors and Why You Need One NOW

Spark Arrestors and Why You Need One NOW

The definition that is in Wikipedia for Spark Arrestor says this:“A spark arrestor is any device which prevents the emission of flammable debris from combustion sources, such as internal combustion engines, fireplaces, and wood burning stoves. Spark...

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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.