Do you realize the importance of cleaning and maintaining your wood stove? There’s no doubt about it: wood stoves are messy. You may do the best you can to keep it clean, but there are specific places, like the pipes, you won’t be able to get to or won’t have the right tools to clean. The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association recommends that wood stoves be serviced professionally at least once ...

There’s a lot more to your chimney than meets the eye. Many homeowners are only vaguely familiar with their chimney’s components. Knowing about the various parts and their general functions can be useful as far as general maintenance goes, not to mention being able to troubleshoot and/or self-diagnose potential problems that could arise down the road. Being an informed homeowner will also better p...

Mold. You wouldn’t eat it on your bread, so why have it grow on your chimney. Unfortunately, mold is something that can appear before you even realize that there is danger. To have a professional come examine your chimney call the technicians at Fireplace Service Company today! What is chimney mold? It is hard to believe that chimney mold is the same types of mold that you would find anywhere el...

What is Spalling? A common problem to our neighbors to the North as well as here in the upper mid-South, spalling occurs when water penetrates a masonry surface, including a brick chimney, and causes chipping and breaking of bricks or concrete. At Fireplace Service Company, our experienced masons know how to repair spalling bricks and mortar joints and how to prevent any spalling from occurring. ...

Did you know that we offer dryer vent cleaning services, as well as chimney care? There are lots of reasons why regular maintenance to your vents is critical, your safety and the performance of your dryer are just two.  ...

  [caption id="attachment_520" align="alignright" width="300"] Water is your chimney's worst foe. Be sure to have it waterproofed by our chimney experts to prevent future damages.[/caption] According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), water is the biggest enemy to a masonry chimney, and there are many reasons why. When water penetrates into your chimney, it can cause both in...