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...
My Chimney Stinks! What Do I Do?

My Chimney Stinks! What Do I Do?

When the temperatures get hotter in the summer, you may notice unpleasant odors coming from your fireplace. This is because warmer weather can stir up smells inside your chimney. Certain things in the interior of your chimney can cause it to become smelly, and we at...
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 potentially costly...
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...
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 arrestors play a...
Chimney birds! What should I do??

Chimney birds! What should I do??

I have chimney birds! Help!!! A normal sign of warm weather is hearing birds chirping and singing; however, if you are hearing these sounds coming from your fireplace, it may not seem exactly normal. You most likely have a family of chimney birds nesting in your home....
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