As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, there are few thoughts more comforting than a nice, roaring fire. However, it can be easy to forget that using your fireplace improperly can cause chimney fires. Although homeowners rarely think their homes are at risk, chimney fires in Milwaukee happen more often than you [...]
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As the dog days of summer begin to wind down, the cold of winter isn't far away. Now is the time to make preparations for keeping warm when the temperature drops. Perhaps you are considering installing a fireplace in your home but aren't sure which is the best fireplace to meet your needs. There are [...]
As you think about lighting a cozy fire as the winter draws in, it's important to ensure the chimney maintenance is taken care of. Doing so can help safeguard against any safety risks when you finally do use the fireplace. Here are five chimney maintenance tips for keeping it safe, clean, and ready for winter. 1. [...]
Getting a chimney sweep may sound like a chore you'd read about in a Dickens novel. However, there is still a massive demand for it today. Why? Well, shockingly, a 2016 report by the National Fire Protection Association highlights that dirty chimneys are a leading cause of house fires. That either means a lot of homeowners don't [...]
Summer seems to go by so fast. Before you know it, the air conditioning shuts off and the heat kicks on. One of the biggest anticipations for winter is when you can use your fireplace. You grab a comfy blanket, a glass of wine, and just embrace the warmth. However, it's important to understand fireplace [...]
When it comes to Wauwatosa chimney repair, The Chimney Expert treats every home as if it’s our own. So, when we were recently called to take a look at worn-out, damaged chimney flashing on a beautiful Wauwatosa home, we got down to work to give it a second life. What is Chimney Flashing? Chimney flashing [...]
When was the last time you checked out your chimney? If you haven't kept up on chimney maintenance, it may need some repairs. But how can you tell? Learn how here with these five most common signs that your chimney needs repairing. 1. Rust or Staining Moisture is your chimney's worst enemy. When your chimney [...]
Many people do not understand the importance of chimney flashing until there is a leak. In fact, many homeowners don't even know what it is. Flashing is the sheet metal that wraps around the base of the chimney where it meets the house. And once the flashing's integrity is compromised, a homeowner is exposed to [...]
Wisconsin is home to some of the coldest cities in the US, with Milwaukee being one of them. Using your fireplace is one of the surest ways to warm up your home during the harsh winters. But even if you've done everything on the inside of your home to keep it safe when running [...]
In Wisconsin, winter's always around the corner. So, it's always a good time to start thinking about inspecting and maintaining your chimney. Here in Milwaukee, January highs top out at a balmy 29 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for gathering the family around the fireplace. But before doing that, you need to hire a chimney cleaning service [...]