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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Can Crumbling Brick be Replaced on a Chimney?
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?
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?
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
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
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
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 […]
Top Reasons To Sweep Your Chimney
Our top 4 reasons for a regular chimney sweep means your beloved fireplace doesn’t need to be another homeowner headache.