Whenever you hire a technician to come into your home for a repair or maintenance task, you want to be sure this technician is a trusted professional. One way you can be guaranteed of this is to look for industry certification when you are hiring a technician. In the fireplace and chimney industry, this certification comes from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a non-profit organizat...
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When European immigrants brought English ivy plants over to the new United States over 200 years ago, they had no idea how aggressive and invasive it would become. The popularity of this plant boomed because it was a good-looking groundcover that grew quickly and needed very little maintenance. However, English ivy soon turned into too much of a good thing. Not only can this plant damage trees by ...
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Since your chimney is constructed from masonry materials, such as bricks and mortar, you need an experienced mason to perform repairs to your chimney’s exterior. At Fireplace Service Company, we have trained masonry technicians on our staff that offer various types of services involving this trade. We would like to tell you more about the masonry services we provide and why you might need these se...
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After a long, cold winter, we are all definitely ready for spring. This past February, our area was hit hard by ice and snow, and Fireplace Service Company has been very busy repairing a lot of damage caused by these storms. From water leaks to damaged dampers, liners, and chimney caps to masonry problems, winter can be very destructive to a chimney. Spring is a great time to take care of these re...