How To Fix A Leaking Chimney? Rockford Chimney Supply explains the types of leaks and how you can fix them with products that are easy to obtain.
Why does my fireplace smoke in the house? Rockford Chimney Supply explains the most common reasons why your fireplace smokes in the house.
What will make your fireplace energy efficient? Rockford Chimney Supply explains the options for making your fireplace more energy efficient.
Chimney Basics: What is a Chimney Flue? Rockford Chimney Supply explains what a chimney flue is, what it does and how to maintain the flue.
Creosote is the byproduct of incomplete combustion when wood is burned. There are three creosote stages. Some stages are unavoidable, while other stages are avoidable and dangerous. We explain the best techniques to reduce creosote buildup in your chimney.
Draft is the driving force that pulls smoke up the chimney. There are many factors that affect poor draft for your wood burning stove or fireplace.
When the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder, it is that time of the year to start thinking about the up and coming wood stove heating season. Preparing the wood stove and chimney while it is still warm out will significantly reduce the chance of your wood stove being out of commission when the temperatures are far colder.
Whether you have a fireplace, wood stove, or fireplace insert, if you are burning with one of these, this might happen to you - a creosote fire. What if you could put it out in just 22 Seconds by yourself? Without getting onto the roof to activate it, you could have the reassurance of placing the ChimFex extinguisher stick in the stove or fireplace next to the flame.
There are National Fire Codes that require all flammable materials to be at least 6" from the fireplace opening, and depending on the overhang and material of the mantel, that distance could be more.
If you don’t already have a good chimney sweep, asking around in your community for a chimney sweep with a "good reputation" could be an option, but a better option, would be going to the CSIA website.