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!
Long time, no updates! We have made it a top priority this year to attend as many hands on training classes as possible to stay at the top of the industry. One of the most important classes we have attended so far this Summer is ropes training and safety. Jim Brewer is a legend in the chimney sweep industry and our team recently made the visit to train with him at the Fire … [Read more...] about Ropes Training – Raising the Standard of Safety
April showers might bring May flowers but it also can bring water into your home. In one of my recent inspections I found a large amount of water entering a chimney chase from just a small area right next to the flashing. First, take a look at what the area looked like from the exterior: First thought, not much to see right? Now let us take a look inside of the chimney … [Read more...] about Inspection of the Week – Rainy Season Water Intrusion
Did you have a problem with birds in your chimney last year? Make sure to have a proper chimney cap installed before the Spring this year to avoid that problem again. You may have read in one of my previous blogs about the chimney swift, a migratory bird that is very prevalent in our area. As much as we would like to protect our Chimney Swifts, it is not healthy to have them in … [Read more...] about The Return of the Chimney Swift
The Rumford Fireplace – An Early Modern Fireplace Design The Rumford Fireplace, invented in the late 18th century, was one of the most important innovations in fireplace technology at the time. Learn more about its history and how it works now! The History Of The Rumford Fireplace The Rumford Fireplace was first prototyped by Sir Benjamin Thompson, … [Read more...] about The Rumford Fireplace