How and When Do Chimneys Need to Be Cleaned?
Learning how and when to clean your chimney can prevent unwelcome situations from occurring – such as smelly interiors and chimney fires.
How to Tuckpoint Mortar Joints in Bricks
Although we strongly recommend hiring a professional to complete this precise and labor-intensive repair, it is possible to do it yourself.
Dangers of a Wood Burning Fireplace
Wondering what happens when wood fireplaces don’t get clean? The experts at Cummins Restorations are here to enlighten you.
Top 6 Tuckpoint Facts To Know
Tuckpointing: what is it and how do I know if I need it? You probably have a lot of questions when it comes to tuckpointing and how it affects your brick structure. Don’t worry! The professionals at Cummins Restorations are here to give you the 411 on everything you need to know about this mortar […]
Top Tips To Avoid Winter Chimney Fires
It’s Wintertime! And nothing’s better than cozying up in front of the fire with your loved ones to hide from the cold. But before you light that fire, it’s important to make sure you have performed the proper maintenance to avoid any accidents. The experts at Cummins Restorations have put together a list of our […]
Can Damaged Bricks Be Repaired?
In this article we will take a closer look at what causes bricks to crack, if and how damaged bricks can be repaired, and tips for maintaining your brick structure.
How Often Does My Chimney Need Cleaning?
Chimneys provide heat and a sense of comfort to your home, especially during the cold months. But, before you start burning your wood or gas fireplace this year, it may be time for scheduled chimney cleaning. Even if you have not used the chimney much this year, it’s recommended to get an inspection once a […]
Parging Best Practices
Parging is the technique used by masons to cover a masonry or stone wall with mortar. This practice helps protect your building from the element, and it ensures a long life for the wall. Parging is a difficult skill to master, but once learned, it is a great way to hide cracks and imperfections in […]
Do You Need a Chimney if You Don’t Have a Fireplace?
Many homeowners don’t know that furnaces, water heaters, and boilers have chimneys, or flues. The flue carries the gases and combustion safely outside the house. While there are many types of chimneys, they all protect the home from the danger of fire and gas buildup. Regular maintenance and inspection ensures the chimney has not deterioration […]
How Does a House Chimney Work?
Traditional chimneys provide warmth and comfort to your entire family. How does a house chimney work? Built of stone or brick, a chimney has several components: firebox, flue, crown, dampers, smoke chamber, ash pit, and more. How does a chimney work? The Dampers When you burn wood in the fire, the smoke escapes past the […]