Chimney

A 43-post collection

Keep the Wildlife Outdoors Where They Belong and Not In Your Home

Spring brings all of the little critters out of the wood work, literally! You will begin to see birds and other small wildlife moving around, starting to build their nests and scour for food sources.  Raccoons, skunks, squirrels, and other wildlife may seek shelter in your chimney, attic or under »

Spring Cleaning Process for your Fireplace

Spring cleaning is not just for your homes walls and windows. You should not overlook your fireplace during spring cleaning. Cleaning your fireplace annually is a must to keep it in healthy working order. The three main areas to focus on when spring cleaning your fireplace are the surround, firebox, »

Dangers of Creosote Build-up for Chimneys and Homes

Wood burners that have been heating with wood for years are familiar with the dangers of having excess amounts of creosote in a chimney flue. However, homeowners that are new to wood burning may not. So today we are going to take a look creosote, what it is, and how »

How to Considerably Lower the Risk of a Chimney Fire

Well the wood burning season is not quite over yet which means that we are not out of the woods when it comes to the risk of a chimney fire. The risk is there as long as you are burning wood in a fireplace or wood stove. The health of »

What to Measure before Purchasing a Chimney Cap

Choosing a chimney cap can be an overwhelming task but fortunately determining what size chimney cap you need isn’t as difficult as it seems. Grab a tape measure, pencil, paper, and a ladder. You will need these items to get up on your roof to physically inspect and measure »

Tips to Extend the Life of a Wood Stove Investment

Purchasing a wood stove for your home is not a small investment when you consider the cost of the stove and the venting materials needed. It is important that you know how to make that investment last as long as possible. There are simple things that you can do to »

Extinguish Chimney Fires in Just Seconds Flat

Now that this year’s crazy warm weather is on its way out and winter is finally starting to move in, many homeowners are starting to fire up their wood stoves and fireplaces to keep warm. With that brings the potential for chimney fires to occur. Many have already prepped »

Gas Fireplace Maintenance Broke Down to 4 Easy Tips

Many homeowners that are looking for the traditional feel of a fireplace but not the hassle opt for a gas fireplace. A gas fireplace eliminates the need to handle firewood, clean out ashes, and building a fire each of which take up a lot of time and is not possible »

Benefits of Relining a Chimney Flue with a Flex Chimney Liner

Download the PDF If you own a masonry chimney I am sure that you have heard of metal chimney liners but what you may not know is when a metal chimney flue liner should be installed. The health of a chimney’s flue liner is vital to the functionality of »

Make Chimney Cleaning Easy with Anti-Creo-Soot Creosote Remover

Download the PDF Hi, I am Melissa from NorthlineExpress and I am here today with our #1 creosote remover: ACS Creosote Remover. This powerful product is going to help prevent chimney fires, corrosion in metal and masonry chimneys, and excessive creosote build-up. Anti-Creo-Soot is used prior to sweeping your chimney »

Choosing the Correct Chimney Rod Makes a Big Difference

No matter which brush you choose, you should also purchase brush rods that will help you clean the chimney. Rods vary in length, and depending on the material, they can be either stiff or flexible. Examine your chimney and decide which type of rod will work best. I am Melissa »

How to Prepare Your Chimney for the Heating Season

Download the PDF No matter the location to which you live in, this time of year it is all about preparing for the cold winter months. It can be stocking up on supplies, putting outdoor items in storage, or preparing your home. One very important thing for a wood burner »

Useful Tips for Homeowners to Help Prevent a Chimney Fire

Hi, I am Melissa from NorthlineExpress and today we are going to cover some tips to help you reduce the risks of a chimney fire occurring in your home. As beautiful as a home fire burning may be there could be some dangers lurking inside your chimney that could put »

Don't Let Unseen Dangers Wreck Your Home, Prevent a Chimney Fire!

Download the PDF Hi, I am Melissa from NorthlineExpress and today I am here to talk to you about Chimney Fire Prevention. I will cover the facts, fiction, ignition, and prevention of chimney fires. Video Highlights: 0:18 What will be covered 0:23 Facts about chimney fires 1:08 »

5 Tips for Cleaning Class A Chimney Pipe with a Brush & Rods

Download the PDF Hi, I am Melissa from NorthlineExpress and today I am here to give you some helpful tips to use when cleaning Class A chimney systems. When cleaning a Class A Chimney System it is important that you have all of the right tools and supplies. You need »

Everything you need to know about Class A Chimney Pipe Components

Printable Version When shopping for venting pipe to exhaust your wood burning appliance it can be a bit confusing. There are so many different types of pipe and different components needed for each type of system. Today I am going to go over Class A Chimney Pipe, the different components »

How a Chimney Cap Protects Masonry Chimneys from Potential Damages

Download the PDF A chimney cap plays important roles in the health of your home’s masonry chimney. Many homeowners’ do not realize the importance of a chimney cap. Some just think that a chimney cap is for the aesthetic appeal of a masonry chimney. This could not be further »