3 Steps to Repair a Chimney

Chimney Repair

Winter is nearly upon us, which makes ensuring  your chimney is in proper order should be top on your to do list! If you find your chimney is in need of repair, there are several steps you can take to remedy the situation. Left unchecked, these repairs can accumulate and result in disaster for roof […]

Chimney Maintenance Tips

Can you believe it’s almost August? Soon the leaves will begin to change color and the temperature will begin to get cooler. Evenings will once again be spent surrounding the warm fireplace with friends. If you’ve kept up with your maintenance, of course. Maintaining your fireplace and chimney is critical to not only efficiently enjoying […]

Can Chimneys Leak?

Can Chimneys Leak

The short answer is yes! In this article we’ll cover some of the most common causes for these leaks and how you can fix them so your fireplace won’t miss a beat this Fall and Winter.

Chimney Cleaning Myths

Chimney Cleaning Myths

Chimneys are no less subject to myths than Big Foot. Luckily, the experts of Cummins Restorations are here to lay those myths to rest once and for all!

How Does a House Chimney Work?

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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 […]

Your Guide to Chimney Inspection

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With winter just around the corner, you need a chimney inspection. Why? Prevent fire hazards and energy loss this winter. Your chimney inspector will tell you if you need masonry chimney repair, sweeping, or a new chimney cap. In general, there are three levels of chimney inspections, each more involved than the last. Basic Chimney […]

What are Chimney Caps and Dampers?

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Save thousands of dollars in energy expenses and repair with quality chimney caps and dampers. Your top sealing dampers help protect your home by sealing your chimney flue. Drafts can cost a lot in energy and heating expenses. Enjoy innovative energy efficiency and the comfort of a warm, safe home. Avoid chimney damage with proper […]