Maintaining A Fireplace and Chimney

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Chimney caps, Chimney covers, Steel chimney liners

Chimney caps

Once used as a method of heating a home, modern fireplaces are a luxury and selling point of homes. A home with a fireplace can increase its value by a much as $12,000. Properly maintaining a chimney with a chimney caps, chimney flue liners and regular cleanings will keep your home in top shape for years to come.

The chimney sweep profession developed during the medieval era. Creosote can build up inside a chimney and lead to chimney fires. In the medieval era it was not uncommon for entire towns to burn to the ground every decade or so. A well fitting steel chimney liners and chimney caps can limit the possibility for creosote buildup in the chimney. Creosote fires continue to be problems, around 15,000 homes experience chimney fires annually.

Chimney covers and liners go a long way for preventing chimney fires. Getting chimney sweep service will also minimize the possibility of chimney fires. Chimney sweeps used to be children who could fit in tiny spaces they could easily access. In 1840, the use of children as chimney sweeps was banned.

Maintaining a fireplace and chimney with liners and chimney caps is not difficult and can mean you will enjoy your fireplace for a long time.

Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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