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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Our primary goal at Fireplace Service Company is keeping our customers safe when they use their fireplace and chimney systems, and one of the most popular maintenance services we provide to achieve this goal is professional chimney sweepings. When one of our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps cleans your chimney, removing creosote deposits from the inner chimney wa...
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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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Does your home have a masonry fireplace? If so, you may know that the Chimney Institute of America (CSIA) has named water as the biggest enemy of your chimney. Water penetration of your chimney is the biggest cause of expensive and extensive damage to the interior and the exterior of your home. Keeping water out of your chimney is essential to prevent the deterioration of the entire structure. At ...
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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...
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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...
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Have you been wanting to heat your home more efficiently? Have you been thinking about improving the performance and appearance of your old fireplace? Or maybe even converting the fuel source of an old, damaged fireplace you would like to renovate without a lot of hassle? An economical and simple way to both change the look of your hearth and switch from a wood-burning to gas (or the super energy-...

As we ring out the old year, we like to think of making fresh starts for the new year. For homeowners, the arrival of the new year means it is time to get started on taking care of house maintenance tasks. If you have a fireplace or wood stove in your house, an annual professional chimney sweeping and inspection is one of those important maintenance necessities. Our Chimney Safety Institute of Ame...

If you have a chimney, stove, or insert that you plan to use at all during the fall or winter, you must properly prepare your appliances. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that your chimney or stovepipe be professionally serviced at least once a year. The technicians at Fireplace Service Company can have your heating appliance cleaned and inspected to ensure that it functions safe...