The Truth About Chimney Fires

When it comes to your chimney and fireplace, staying alert to potential threats could save your family from danger. There is no doubt that a cozy fire can make an evening better, but only if your system is well-maintained and meets the minimum standards required for...

Why Do Clearances to Combustibles Matter?

When you invest in a new heating appliance for your home, one thing to be very careful with are the recommended clearances to combustibles for that appliance. Installing the appliance or venting too close to surrounding walls, framing, flooring or other combustible...

Get The Most Out Of Your Firewood

Are you looking to get more out of your fireplace in 2019? One way to do just that is by learning how to select and season your firewood. By burning only seasoned wood in your fireplace, you guarantee a cleaner and more efficient burn. Along with this, the creosote...

Attic & Crawl Space Inspections

Did you know that completion of a Level II inspection the first time we service any chimney or appliance is the standard at The Chimney Doctor? Going above and beyond minimum requirements to check the areas included in a Level II inspection helps ensure your home...

Lower Your Risk Of Fire This Holiday Season

It’s a proven fact that house fires increase around the holiday season. Between lights, candles, decor, and fireplace use, it’s easy to see why. We understand wanting to set a fun and festive mood for Christmas and New Years, but it’s important to keep some safety...

The Dangers Of Creosote

Creosote is a substance that is extremely harmful to your chimney and fireplace. As you burn fires, creosote forms and it can do a lot of damage when too much accumulates. It comes in three typical forms: ashy and flaky, tar-like and sticky, or glazed and hard. No...

What Is Pyrolysis?

If you own a fireplace, then you know the importance of investing in regular inspections and chimney care. Common reasons for this are to avoid creosote accumulation, cracks and damages, and ensure everything is working properly to avoid house fires and carbon...