How To Choose The Right Chimney For Your Home
Looking to invest in a fireplace? Here is what you need to know to choose the right chimney for your home.
4 Tips For Preventing Chimney Fires
There are many proactive steps homeowners can take to prevent chimney fires in their home. Read on to learn what you can do!
Can A New Chimney Be Added To A Home?
Craving the classic chimney appeal? Most modern homes no longer come with a chimney, which is a shame considering how useful and versatile they are! The good news is that a chimney and fireplace can still be incorporated into most homes, but there are a few caveats you need to keep in mind. Why Would […]
3 Most Important Reasons To Have A Chimney Inspection
There is no way to eliminate all of the fire and carbon monoxide risks associated with your fireplace, but there are certainly things you can do to reduce your risk and make heating your home safer. Of those, the easiest and most critical thing you can do is schedule routine chimney inspections. Chimney inspections can […]
How Long Do Chimney Liners Last?
The chimney liner is one of the most important components for the safety of your fireplace and chimney. It stops carbon monoxide from seeping through porous bricks and into your home, prevents hot embers in the smoke from slipping through a crack in the flue and igniting combustible materials around the chimney, and absorbs high […]
Can Chimney Repairs Be Done In Winter?
Chimney repairs during the winter? In days past, this was completely unheard of! But times have changed thanks to the progress made in both techniques and materials. These days, masonry materials that can withstand temperatures below 40 degrees fahrenheit make emergency chimney repairs possible. So while the ideal time to repair your chimney is the […]
Spot Chimney Damage Before It’s A Problem
Your chimney goes through a lot! Winter storms, daily use during the Winter season, and don’t forget the general degradation that comes with age. Although your chimney may appear to be functioning perfectly, this daily wear and tear still takes its toll. Luckily, there are ways to spot this type of chimney damage before it […]
Protect Your Chimney From Holiday Fire Hazards
As we approach the holidays, you may be looking forward to family gatherings, dinners with friends, and special celebrations. If your holidays include having a cozy fire in the fireplace, candles on the table, twinkle lights on the tree, or extra space heaters around the house to warm things up, you’re not alone. For many […]
Can Chimney Bricks Be Repaired?
You love those cozy Winter nights by the fire. But what do you do when you notice cracking and crumbling bricks starting to form in your chimney? Not to worry, Cummins Restorations is here to help! You can still safely enjoy those cozy Winter nights, it will just take a bit of work first. In […]
What Is The Purpose of a Chimney Flue?
How much do you know about the various parts of your chimney? Believe it or not, chimneys are made of so many various parts that it can actually be hard to keep track! In order to best maintain and use your chimney, it’s important to understand these different components and how they all operate together. […]