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How to Prevent Animal Infestation in Your Chimney

Many homeowners don’t even think about their fireplaces and chimneys during the warm summer months. Due to the weather, fireplaces and chimneys go unused during the summer, which can create an unfortunate opportunity for insects, birds, and small animals to nest in your chimney. Nesting critters can produce foul odors, present the risk of disease, and often, these critters can be annoying. 

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Why You Need to Have the Chimney Inspected Before You Buy a House

If you’re buying a home, it is a good idea to ask for a separate inspection of the home’s chimney before signing the closing documents. While a traditional home inspection may offer a cursory look at the home’s chimney system, it can miss critical problems. An independent chimney inspection provides peace of mind that all chimney components are operating safely and are up to the standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Why Does My Chimney Smell?

The fireplace is your escape from the worries of the world. When sitting by a roaring fire, problems seem to melt away as the warming glow and crackling fire help clear your mind. Yet, what happens when your escape begins to smell? Well, there are several reasons a fireplace will begin to emit unpleasant odors. With proper care and regularly scheduled maintenance, you can avoid having your escape turn into a smelly nightmare!

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The Cold, Hard Truth: How Ice Dams Can Be Dangerous for Chimneys

Anyone with a chimney knows that having a chimney comes with extra maintenance considerations. At Above All Chimney & Masonry, we have built a business upon a foundation of providing exceptional service to our customers so they can get the most out of their chimneys without all the extra headache. One of the biggest concerns for chimney owners is ice dams. 

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What Is a Chimney Liner, and Why Is It Vital for My Safety?

You may have heard the term flue lining — but are you aware of why having the proper lining for your chimney is essential to your and your loved ones’ health and safety? Although widespread use of chimney liners became popular in the early part of the 20th century, many homeowners with chimneys do not realize how essential flue lining is to the chimney structure’s integrity.

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