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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Signs Your Chimney Needs Repair
Fireplace season is in full swing, meaning wear and tear on your chimney. Don’t miss the signals, read our top signs your chimney needs repair.
How To Prepare Your Chimney For Winter
Ensure your chimney is prepared for those cozy evenings beside the fire in the cold months of winter! Winterizing your home includes checking the roof, preventing drafts, and – yes – preparing your chimney. It is vital that your chimney is not only clean, but safe, before igniting those flames. That’s why we have put […]
Repair Versus Replace Your Chimney?
In this post, we’ll provide you with some valuable information on when you should repair versus replace your chimney.
Fall Chimney Maintenance Tips
Before lighting the first fire of the season, you’ll want to take care of some Fall chimney maintenance. Read these tips to get started!
How Often Does A Chimney Need Maintenance?
It’s that time of year again! 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. It’s undeniable that a well maintained fireplace and chimney takes care of […]
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 […]