Is a Chimney/Fireplace Damper Necessary?

Chimneys are designed with several measures in place. One important – yet often overlooked – part of your fireplace system is the chimney damper. Fortunately for those in the Hillsborough area, we’re the team to trust for damper repair and damper...

Can You Waterproof Chimney Brick?

Most masonry chimneys are designed with bricks or stone and some cement or mortar to bond the materials. You’d think these structures would be completely impenetrable and, for the most part, they are. A well-built chimney can last many years, even while withstanding...

Why Does My Chimney Leak When It Rains?

What is so soothing about sleeping during a rainfall? There’s something so soothing about the gentle pitter-patter of water droplets hitting your window… The cool air mixed with the smell of fresh rain transports you into a whole new level of peace. That is,...

What Is a Lock-Top Chimney Damper?

There’s no question that a chimney has many working components. Each part serves an important role in the overall efficiency and functionality of your fireplace. One crucial component, that is often overlooked, is the chimney damper. What does a chimney damper do? A...

What Is Smoke Chamber Parging?

Smoke chamber parging is an important maintenance job you may need and don’t know about. Unfortunately, many of the homeowners we serve here in the Hillsborough area don’t know what the smoke chamber is – or what parging it even means. So let’s break it down....

How To Seal a Leaky Chimney

We can all agree that Superman is a legend in the superhero world. But even the strongest superhero had a weakness – and that weakness was kryptonite. It would drain Superman of his super strength and he would eventually die. You’re probably...

What Does a Chimney Liner Do?

Did you know that poorly-maintained flues and chimneys are actually one of the most common causes of home fires? Despite being such an important part of your chimney system, though, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to ask us, “What is a chimney liner?” Just as...