5 Ways to Use Leftover Firewood from Winter

5 Ways to Use Leftover Firewood from Winter

The last cold, dreary days of winter are finally making way for bright and warm spring days. As you’re getting ready to retire your fireplace for the season, you might notice you didn’t get around to using all of your winter firewood. If you’re wondering what to do...
What type of mortar should I use?

What type of mortar should I use?

Contrary to popular belief, there’s not just one type of mortar for chimneys. The most common type (as well as the tone of the oldest) being fireclay mortar which is a normal cement mortar mixed with dried organic material. Followed up in popularity by a...
When is the best time to get your chimney swept?

When is the best time to get your chimney swept?

Look, we get it. You’re planning your summer vacation, working long hours to make that vacation a reality, and you’re even working on some home improvement projects (looking at you Dad). The last thing that is on your mind is having your chimney serviced....
Starting a Fire

Starting a Fire

Starting a fire from scratch can be a challenge. Having the correct materials and knowing how to use them is a challenge in and of itself. Here is a quick guide on how to start a fire. Please note that while these are not specific instructions on lighting an inside...
Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us and most who live near the coast know what that means; major preparation and horrible damage.Hurricanes threaten lives and also cause thousands of dollars worth of property damage.Last year alone, 15 lives were taken by hurricanes (not...
Chimney Examination

Chimney Examination

If a chimney is not properly cared for, the results can be severe. A number of issues can arise when a chimney is not regularly cleaned and maintained. One common problem is the obstruction of the chimney which blocks smoke and dangerous gases from leaving the house...