Summertime care for your fireplace

A lot of people think that during the summer they can take a break from paying attention to chimney and fireplace maintenance. However, there are a lot of maintenance issues that can arise within your chimney system, even when your chimney is not in use. The Chimney...

Tuckpointing and Brick Replacement

Your chimney and fireplace were constructed to stand the test of time. However, constant exposure to heat, moisture, freezing temperatures, and wind are causing your masonry chimney and fireplace to deteriorate over time. When you have noticed that your bricks and...

Wet weather & your chimney

During the spring time, The Chimney Guy gets a lot of calls related to water issues. Among these issues is water leaking into the fireplace, water stains, rust, and odors. The combination of freezing winters followed by heavy spring rains is usually the culprit for a...

Proper Installation of Wood Inserts

If you own a masonry fireplace, you understand the value that it brings to your home. The warmth and ambiance it creates just can’t be beat. Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks to owning a masonry fireplace. The maintenance associated with a masonry fireplace,...

Snow melting and leaky flashing

Spring is here and that means warmer temperatures and lots of rain. It also means that any snow that winter left behind will quickly be melting. Water brings greenery and new life to the world around us. However, it is not good for you masonry chimney. If you have a...

Gas Furnaces and Water Heaters

The winters in the Fox Valley region get extremely cold. Fortunately, most home’s within the area are equipped with a furnace and a water heater to ensure that everyone stays nice, warm, and cozy when cooler weather arrives. Heating appliances are essential for people...

Gas appliances & carbon monoxide

It gets fairly cold in the Fox Valley area, and home heating systems are essential for homeowners. However, there are some risks associated with running a gas-fueled heating system. One of the leading risks is the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon...