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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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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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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 ...