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Why Now Is The Best Time For Chimney Repairs

Right now, we’re entering what often feels like the busy season. That is, with warmer weather, many homeowners start working on their home’s annual maintenance. So, as you’re putting together your summertime to-do list, there is one important item you should not overlook. We’re referring to fixing any problems with your chimney. After all, now... Read more

Tips to Prepare Your Fireplace For Summer

As the kids start to wrap up their school year, you start thinking of summer vacations. The gardens need tending and the patio needs cleaning. All the tasks that need doing as the onset of summer approaches. While you are busy with everything going on around you, don’t forget about your fireplace. Now is the... Read more

Why is My Chimney Leaning?

A sturdy, well-maintained chimney adds character to a home and ensures your fireplace operates efficiently and safely. However, time and weather take their toll and can cause damage like brick spalling and leaning. In this post, we look at what causes a chimney to lean, how to repair it, and how to prevent it. What... Read more

Do I Need To Insulate My Chimney Liner?

The quick answer is no you don’t have to, but it’s an excellent choice. In some instances, it may be a safety coding issue. But even if it isn’t, it’s highly recommended to insulate your chimney liner. There are a couple main benefits to insulating your chimney that we’ll review throughout this article. By the... Read more

What Causes Soot Stains in A Gas Fireplace?

It’s a mystery. Your gas fireplace has soot buildup on the glass, walls, and even the decorative logs. You may be perplexed because your expectation was that gas fireplaces don’t produce soot. In fact, most gas fireplaces have little to no soot. Occasionally due to a malfunction, a gas fireplace can produce soot. You’re not... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions About Chimney Sweeps

With so many different responsibilities and ongoing tasks as a homeowner, it’s difficult to keep up with everything. That’s why we’re here to help with all things related to chimney sweeps. Since it’s something homeowners do only once a year, you may have some questions about the process, when to schedule, and how frequently to... Read more

Are Fireplace Ashes Good for My Garden?

Lovers of wood-burning fireplaces sometimes grow tired of tending to ash clean-up. But if you like to grow things, you might ask, are fireplace ashes good for my garden? The answer is yes. More good news is that saving ashes for use in soil may be easier than making sure they are safe for disposal... Read more

How To Remove Soot from Out Of The Carpet

You work diligently to keep your house smelling fresh and clean. It’s a challenging task for the average Westchester County, Hudson River Valley, and Western New York household of 2.6 persons and 1.46 dogs. You mop the floors, clean the counters, and vacuum the carpeting. But you can’t understand why these dark black spots keep... Read more

Is Your Chimney Pulling Away from Your House?

Old age and several other circumstances can cause a masonry chimney to begin to lean and pull away from the wall of the house. Hudson Valley Chimney of Poughkeepsie, NY, would like to share an overview of this important topic and look at the best ways to address the problem. Should you fix or rebuild... Read more

Does My Flue Liner Affect My Chimney Masonry?

Enjoying the warmth of the hearth is one of the joys of living in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, New York region. However, while many folks in Beacon, New Paltz, and neighboring townships understand the importance of properly maintaining the fireplace, many need to realize how a flue liner affects their masonry chimney. What is... Read more

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