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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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How Do I Prepare My Chimney for the Fall?

Summer is over, and winter is months away — which means fall is here! The weather is cooling down, and soon colors will start to change. Before too long, you’ll get the itch to light up the fireplace and relax. However, before you get to that first fire of the season, it’s important to follow through with the necessary cleaning and safety steps to keep your home safe and your family healthy. But don’t just take it from us; the National Fire Protection Association of America recommends annual chimney inspections and chimney cleanings to remove dangerous creosote buildup before using your fireplace once again.

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