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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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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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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...

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 your chimney is crumbling or in need of masonry repairs, the professionals at Fireplace Service Company have the skill and experience necessary to effectively make these repairs. In addition, these experts can advise you on ways to extend the life of your chimney as well as how to protect your home from damages. If you notice that any part of your chimney appears to be damaged or falling apart ...

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...