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How We Can Troubleshoot for Chimney Problems

Whenever problems arise, it is always helpful to troubleshoot the issue. Knowing exactly how something works is essential for this task. Have a problem with your chimney and fireplace system? You can always count on Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to help you pinpoint the cause of your issue. For Read More »

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3 Ways Water Ruins Your Chimney

Fire and water don’t mix particularly well — and your fireplace/chimney system and water aren’t the best friends, either. While there are a lot of things that can cause trouble in your chimney — from excess creosote in a flue that’s overdue for sweeping to blockages from nesting animals that Read More »

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Parging Explained

Masonry restoration is not just tuckpointing; this type of repair work also includes a procedure called parging. This procedure is an economical way to improve the appearance of: concrete, brick, or stone wall, column, chimney, or foundation. Similar to stucco, parging is a layer of specially-mixed mortar. Do-it-yourself parging kits Read More »

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Waterproofing A Masonry Chimney

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="10"] Among the myths that abound regarding chimneys is the notion that a masonry structure is waterproof. While it is true that bricks and mortar are sturdy and durable when properly put together, they are also susceptible to damage from water penetration. Bricks and mortar readily absorb water, but Read More »

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Common Construction Defects – Chase Covers

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="12"] Manufactured fireplaces are very common in newer homes. These fireplaces are inexpensive and fairly easy to install, so are a favorite with builders looking to cut costs. A manufactured fireplace vents through a metal chimney. This chimney is unsightly sticking out of a roof, so it is usually Read More »