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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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...

  [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...