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Maximum Efficiency from Your Fireplace This Winter

The only thing better than a fireplace in the winter is an efficient fireplace in the winter. By following these six tips for max fireplace efficiency and safety, you’ll make a big difference in how much you enjoy your fireplace during the cold months. Tip 1: chimney health  This tip means to schedule chimney sweep Read more

Chimney Sweeps vs. DIY for Chimney Cleaning & Service

Within the fireplace and chimney services industry, the 2016 scuffle between the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and Angie’s List is fairly well-known. For those of you not familiar with the issue, here’s the thumbnail version. Angie’s List, a popular article mill, posted a piece that implied that homeowners could properly clean their own Read more

4 Interior and Exterior Chimney Problems & How to Solve Them

A chimney that’s in good repair is a chimney that does its job safely and efficiently. When damage or other problems develop within the chimney system, the best move is to arrange for a professional inspection and then chimney repair or chimney sweep services to restore soundness to the structure. Here are four fairly common Read more

Fireplace Safety: Why Regular Chimney Cleaning Matters

The safest fireplaces and chimneys are those that receive regular cleaning, repair and maintenance by certified technicians. If this service is neglected, it won’t take long for your chimney to experience a dangerous buildup of creosote and soot. Smoke-drafting obstructions, a common problem if you use your chimney without a chimney cap, also can lead Read more

What is Creosote?

At High’s Chimney, we believe in the importance of educating our clients to help prevent and maintain the safety of their chimney and overall property. As your trusted chimney company, we are dedicated to our craft and customers, which is why we continuously improve our services to help you have a superior experience every time.  Read more