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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Whenever you burn wood in your fireplace and stove, you know you will have ashes left over after the fire has been put out. While leaving behind an one-inch bed of ashes is suggested by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) to help light a fire and keep it going, there will still be piles of ashes remaining for you to remove and dispose. Although the ashes may appear to be cooled and exti...
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For the ordinary homeowner, it can be easy to think that a chimney is the same thing as a vent. Chimneys serve to carry the byproducts of combustion out of homes, but they are technically not vents. To help you understand the differences between chimneys and vents, Fireplace Service Company would like to explain these two terms by sharing with you some information from the International Code Counc...
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Have you been noticing higher heating bills each winter? If you live in an older home with a chimney, this problem could be caused by a traditional throat damper. Unfortunately, this type of damper has several flaws. The damper is a crucial part of your fireplace and chimney system, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), because its purpose is keeping the heat inside and the ...
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If you have an older masonry chimney with a clay tile flue liner, you will be interested in learning more about HeatShield, a revolutionary product we use at Fireplace Service Company to repair and reline clay chimney liners. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps have been using this cerfractory flue sealant for years and have been very happy with its results. Our...
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Sitting by the fireplace and enjoying a burning fire may be the last thing on your mind at the moment, but fall will be here before you know it. To be sure your fireplace and chimney are working correctly and safely, you should have your system swept and inspected before you light the first fire of fireplace season. These annual chimney maintenance tasks are recommended by many national fire safet...
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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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Founded in 1981 by Dennis Dobbs, Fireplace Service Company is located in Fort Payne, Alabama. Since we are situated so close to both Tennessee and Georgia, we are proud to provide excellent fireplace and chimney services to residents of three states. Our certified chimney and fireplace technicians regularly travel around the area to perform repair and maintenance jobs. If you live in Northwest Geo...
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Warmer weather is moving in, and the possibility of heavy rainfalls and damaging winds will increase significantly during the months of spring and summer. Fireplace Service Company likes to say that it is better to be prepared for the worst case scenarios, and we strongly recommend to our customers to be sure their chimney caps are in good shape for storm season. We would like to share with you so...
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Although our company is based in Northwestern Alabama, we at Fireplace Service Company serve communities in Georgia and Tennessee as well. One of our favorite places we serve is Chattanooga, Tennessee, and we have many reasons why we enjoy this city. Filled with unique attractions and things to do, Chattanooga is a fun place for the entire family to visit. We would like to tell you about some of o...