Can Crumbling Brick be Replaced on a Chimney?

Can You Replace Crumbling Bricks

Crumbling bricks? Cummins Restorations is here to help! In this article we will take a closer look at what causes bricks to crumble, if and how damaged bricks can be repaired, and tips for maintaining the longevity of your brick wall, chimney, or home.  Why Are My Bricks Crumbling? There are several reasons your bricks […]

How Long Can A Chimney Last?

How Long Can A Chimney Last

Your chimney plays an important role in your home. Not only does it provide functional warmth and comfort. But it also enhances the value of your home, emulating a luxurious charm. And just like anything of value, regular maintenance and repair are necessary to keep your chimney lasting for generations. Failure to maintain the structure […]

How Often Should A Fireplace Be Inspected?

Fireplace Inspection

Did you know during the Industrial Revolution, Chimney Sweeps were one of the highest professions in demand! This is because houses were mainly heated by fireplaces, and homeowners understood how dangerous that could be. Today, homeowners mainly use fireplaces for aesthetics and coziness. But unfortunately, a large number of house fires start when creosote, a […]

Spring Fireplace Checklist

Fireplace Spring Checklist

Spring has sprung! Which means it’s time to close up your fireplace for the season and head outside. But before you do, it’s best to give your fireplace a good ole fashioned Spring Cleaning!

Tips for Dressing Your Fireplace for the Holidays

Fireplace Decorations for the Holidays

Toss out the idea that the only way your fireplace is going to deck the halls is by hanging stockings! While garland and stockings are classic, there are so many other details and styles you can use to transform your fireplace into a warm winter wonderland. Display Christmas Cards Never know what to do with […]

How to Make Your Fireplace Energy Efficient

How To Make Your Fireplace More Energy Efficient

It’s the buzz phrase that’s on everyone’s mind these days: energy efficiency. While energy efficiency and fireplaces have never gone hand in hand (85% of the heat generated from a fireplace escapes through the chimney) modern modifications are allowing homeowners to change that. So if you are looking to supplement some of your heating bills […]

How to Maintain Your Chimney

How To Maintain Your Chimney

It’s undeniable that a well used fireplace takes care of you, so in return you must take care of it. Damper, chimney, and all! 

Top Tips To Avoid Winter Chimney Fires

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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 […]

How Often Does My Chimney Need Cleaning?

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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 […]