Being a family owned company, when I found out my sister was moving to Jacksonville and bringing her business, it only made sense to merge our two operations together. I will always be Mike the Chimney Guy but can be booked through The Chimney Specialist, a full service family owned company. The Chimney Specialists website: www.chimneyrepairjacksonville.com. … [Read more...] about Now Booking Through The Chimney Specialists!
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Just above the visible area of your fireplace is a smoke chamber that aids in efficiently removing smoke from your home. While newer homes typically have smooth (parged) smoke chambers which are much more efficient, older fireplaces have a stair step pattern and are more likely to build up creosote. This informational video from HeatShield explains the differences and how … [Read more...] about Chimney Care – Masonry Smoke Chambers
Stage 1: The Evaporation of Moisture Anyone who has ever tried to burn wet or unseasoned wood will find this stage very frustrating. During the moisture evaporation stage, instead of producing heat, heat is absorbed. Water trapped inside of the wood is turned into steam and removed from the wood. Once this process is complete, it leads to Stage 2. Stage 2: The … [Read more...] about Stages of Wood Combustion
This is a question that comes up a lot when talking to homeowners about fireplace maintenance. The first assumption would be to remove the ash between each fire, but the this is actually not the optimum timeframe. A one inch layer of ash on the floor during heating season is actually what is recommended by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. The layer of ash works with … [Read more...] about How often should I remove ash from my fireplace?
Daily and Long-Term Hazards Staying safe is a constant concern for a chimney sweep. Not only are we on roofs, in attics, and crawl spaces, we also have to worry about the hazardous long-term effects of creosote to our bodies and prevent inhalation and interaction as much as possible. Creosote is a natural byproduct of combustion but it comes with a nasty side effect for … [Read more...] about The daily battle for a chimney sweep, staying clean