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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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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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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...

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...