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We Do Chimney Renovations!

Masonry chimneys are built to last a lifetime! However, they are susceptible to damage from erosion caused by water penetration, chimney fires, and other problems. When damage does occur, it is essential to have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration. If neglected, cracked bricks and mortar Read More »

Fixing Winter Masonry Damage

Cold winter weather can be really tough on masonry chimneys. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)┬áreports that the condition of your chimney is worsened after water damage to the bricks and mortar. Masonry materials are porous and naturally absorb water. Also, the water inside the bricks and mortar freezes Read More »

How Cold Weather Can Damage Your Chimney

Every time we have a big snow storm here in Upstate South Carolina, more potholes show up in the roads. This is called spalling damage. The same thing happens to your masonry chimney, whenever the temperature drops below freezing. Cold weather can really be hard on masonry materials. This is Read More »

It's Not Too Late to Get Your Chimney Swept Before Winter - Greer SC - Chim Cheree

It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Chimney Swept Before Winter

Even though it feels like just yesterday you were enjoying the last lazy days of summer, the holiday season is almost here. Time can pass quickly, especially when your fall calendar has been packed full of things to do. You may have forgotten to schedule an appointment to have your Read More »

We Repair Leaky Chimneys - Greer SC - Chim Cheree

We Repair Leaky Chimneys

A leaky chimney can lead to some major problems, including masonry structural damage, stained ceilings and walls, and rotted wood. There are a few signs of having a leaking chimney. These can include, water in the floor of your firebox or white efflorescence stains on the exterior of your chimney. Read More »

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The Anatomy of a Masonry Chimney

If you have a masonry fireplace, the anatomy of its chimney consists of many important parts. Many homeowners are unfamiliar with these parts and their functions. As part of our duties as Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps, we at Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists like to teach Read More »