Chimney Resources in Gaithersburg, MD

Your Source for Fireplace and Chimney Information

The following library of information is broken up in a way that will educate you on your chimney so you know how your chimney should be properly cleaned, maintained, and/or repaired. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, leave us a note in the comments and we will try to find you an answer.

The Basics

What Is A Chimney Sweep?

Top 3 Reasons to Sweep your Chimney

About Chimney Sweep Certifications – The Need To Know

Five Reasons for Chimney Leaks and What to Do About Them

Idea: Proper BTU Range by Room Size

Is Chimney Repair Covered by Homeowner’s Insurance?

The Benefits Of Wood Burning Stoves

Inspection

The Most Common Chimney Cleaning Mistakes

Why Your Annual Chimney Maintenance Includes Exterior Inspection

Four Common Chimney Problems

Winter Chimney Checklist

Animals and Birds Inside Your Chimney

Masonry Chimney Repair & Relining

Chimney and Fireplace Anatomy

Chimney and Fireplace Parts: Diagram and Anatomy

All About Chimney Crowns

Chimney Caps Are Small Yet Powerful

Ventless Gas Fireplace Basics

Wood Stoves vs Pellet Stoves

Gas vs. Wood Burning Fireplaces: Logs, Fire, and Ease of Use

Gas vs. Wood Fireplaces: Price, Aesthetics, and Maintenance

Chimney Cap vs. Top Sealing Dampers

Fireplace vs. Stove: The Wood Burning Showdown

The Difference Between Fireplaces and Fireplace Inserts

What is a Freestanding Woodstove?

Wood Stove Heat Shields: An Overview

Types of Chimney Liners

Types of Fireplace Inserts

Types of Gas Fireplaces

Types of Chimneys, Vents and Connectors

Chimney Terminology: Chimney or Flue or Vent?

Chimney Liners

Chimney Liners: Description, Types, and Importance 

All About Your Chimney Lining 

Benefits Of A Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

Creosote

About Creosote in Chimneys – Part 1: A Creosote Education

About Creosote in Chimneys– Part 2: How to Remove Creosote 

About Creosote in Chimneys – Part 3: Why You Should Not Remove 3rd Degree Creosote from Tile Liners 

Air Duct Cleaning

Dryer Vent Cleaning, Why Is It Necessary?

Why You Should Care About Duct Cleaning 

Dryer Vent Fires Are More Common Than Chimney Fires

Dryer Vent Cleaning and Maintenance

Air Duct Cleaning Washington, DC

Environmental

Wood Heat for the Home: Environmental Concerns

Choose Environmentally Friendly Firewood 

Burning a More Responsible Fire 

Environmental Comparison of Wood-Burning Stoves 

How to Reduce your Chimney and Fireplace Pollution 

Chimney Health Hazards: Things You Should Know 

How-To

How Can You Tell If Your Chimney Or Fireplace Needs A Repair? 

How to Buy Firewood 

How to Repoint a Chimney 

When And How To Service Your Gas Heating Appliances 

Tips On How To Hire A Chimney Sweep 

How Do You Stop Smoke From Crossing Over From One Fireplace Chimney To Another

Capping Your Chimney 

Guide To Buying Chimney Chase Covers 

Chimney Maintenance and Installation Tips 

How Many Things Can You Put On One Chimney? Or Multiple Appliance Venting 

Chimney Inspections | Self Inspection 

Chimney Caps and Chimney Crowns: Chimney Masonry Maintenance 101 

DIY Masonry Repair 

Closing Out Your Fireplace and Chimney for the Season 

 

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