Enjoy a Trouble-Free Summer with a Clean Chimney

Enjoy a Trouble-Free Summer with a Clean Chimney

As the temperature rises and summer approaches, it’s tempting to put your fireplace and chimney out of sight and out of mind. However, neglecting chimney maintenance during this season can lead to potential issues when you’re ready to use it again. In this...
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 some folks...
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 American...
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 list of items...
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...
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 general, the...
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