Recent Chimney Care & Repair Articles

These 4 Fall Maintenance Tasks Could Save Your Home

Posted by Networx News Team | Jan 10, 2017

When the frost is on the pumpkin and the leaves turn red and gold, you know one thing – winter is coming. Take advantage of autumn days to get your house in shape now. You’ll...

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Get Your Fireplace in Great Shape for the Holidays

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 06, 2016

A blazing fire and a fresh dusting of snow form the perfect backdrop to the winter holidays, whether you happen to be celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or National Chocolate...

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How to Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 21, 2014

"Chim chim-i-ney, chim chim-i-ney …" If you loved Walt Disney's Mary Poppins as a child, you're sure to have a soft spot for chimney sweeps. The thought of inviting a colorful...

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Eco-Friendly Electric Fireplaces: How Do They Stack Up?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 27, 2014

There’s nothing cozier on a crisp fall day than sitting in front of your fireplace, enjoying its warmth and the hypnotizing play of the flames. Add in some good company, your...

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Get the Scoop on Asphalt Shingle Coating

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 20, 2013

You may have seen advertisements for roof sealants designed to be applied directly to asphalt roofs. Such sealants are supposed to stop leaks, extend the life of your roof, and prevent...

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Keeping the Home Fire Burning, Safely

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Jan 03, 2012

A fireplace can provide ambiance, warmth and a bit of style to a home. It can also be a liability if not properly maintained or operated. For instance, the tragic Christmas fire in...

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Simple Tips For Maintaining Common Problem Areas In Your Home

Posted by Laura Foster-Bobroff | Dec 02, 2011

Maintaining a home can be time consuming, but it is ultimately more efficient than making repairs. Problems always crop up, but with a regular preventative maintenance routine, expensive...


Spring Chimney Maintenance

Posted by Kevin Stevens | May 06, 2011

As the heating season winds down, a quick spring maintenance check of your chimney can have you resting soundly through the summer months and be ready for fall ahead of your neighbors. ...