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Protecting The Chimney Flue

Protecting The Chimney Flue

Animals are on the hunt for a cozy home for the winter, it’s time to schedule your chimney cap replacement! And no, we don’t mean your Thanksgiving turkey roasting over the fire! The main component of a chimney that often goes overlooked is the chimney cap. The chimney cap plays a vital role in protecting […]

Letter From a New Customer on Fireplace Smoke

Dear Superior Chimney, I’m concerned about the fireplace smoke that came into my family room. With the cooler temperatures, I was excited to get started with the use of my fireplace. Why was the fireplace smoking? And how can I be sure it doesn’t happen again? Answer: These are great questions that many others can […]

Plenty of Rain, High Humidity, and You’re Wondering Why the Fireplace Smells

Some homeowners might shrug-off the fireplace smells as most households have air conditioning. If you have the air conditioning on, then the fireplace won’t smell…right? Not so fast. First, glass doors are frequently found in front of the fireplace. How does the fresh air get in there? It doesn’t. Also, let’s say you have a […]

What Does a Chimney Liner do? And Do I Need a Chimney Liner.

Since our last article, “Top 3 Reasons to Sweep Your Chimney & Fireplace in July”, we’ve had several questions regarding chimney liners. What are chimney liners? What is the function of a chimney liner? How to identify if the chimney liner needs replacing? If you have a gas fireplace, a wood burning fireplace or just […]

Fall Winds & Rain Bring Out the Chimney & Fireplace Issues. Here are the Top 5.

The harshness of Fall is beginning to settle in. High winds, rain, dropping temperatures all have an effect on your chimney and fireplace. Before you get cozy by the fireplace, don’t delay any longer, get it cleaned and checked. Here are 5 Common Chimney Issues to watch for: 1. Crack in the Flue – chimney […]

CSIA Chimney Safety Week & Key Elements of a Chimney

September 30th – October 6 is National Chimney Safety Week sponsored by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Superior Chimney is a certified member of CSIA, meaning, technicians are trained on the NFPA’s three levels of chimney inspection. An important fact for homeowners to consider when reviewing their current or researching chimney sweep companies. […]

The Affects of a Deep Freeze on Your Chimney

Chimney’s are taking a beating with the deep freeze, especially those chimney’s that haven’t been cleaned or inspected. Sitting in the Starbuck’s I overheard (you do it too), a couple of unfortunate situations. In one of the stories, a family room caught on fire because of a missing chimney brick. Fortunately, they were home and were […]

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