Smelly Fireplaces

The main purpose of your fireplace is to enhance the ambiance of your living space. However, if your chimney produces smelly odors, this could ruin the ambiance of your home. There are a number of reasons why your fireplace is smelly. At Northeastern Masonry and...

Drafting Issues With a Fireplace

You’ve spent a lot of time, energy, and money making sure that your house is airtight and energy efficient. So, it can be frustrating when you have a draft coming through your fireplace. A drafty fireplace means that your home’s heating and cooling systems have to...
How to Start a Fire

How to Start a Fire

Controlled fires have been a fundamental part of humanity. Without fire, we wouldn’t be able to stay warm, cook food, or see in the dark. Starting a wood fire may seem pretty simple and straightforward. However, there are quite a few steps that need to be taken to...
Fireplace Ash Uses in the Spring

Fireplace Ash Uses in the Spring

Spring is here and that means it is time for spring cleaning. After cleaning out your fireplace, you’ve probably got a nice pile of ash to dispose of. Before you just throw your ash out with the garbage, did you know that wood ash has a variety of useful...
Be on the Look Out for Chimney Swifts

Be on the Look Out for Chimney Swifts

Although towns and cities are very different from natural landscapes, many animals have found ways to adapt to life in urban areas. This is especially true for many types of insects, birds, and rodents that have learned to use structures that humans have built to...
Firebox Repairs: Do You Need Them?

Firebox Repairs: Do You Need Them?

One component of your fireplace system that is put under the most stress is the firebox. Your firebox is built out of materials which are capable of handling extreme temperatures, open flames, and corrosive byproducts associated with burning fuel. However, over time,...
Function of a Chimney Crown

Function of a Chimney Crown

Mother nature isn’t kind to your chimney. Over the years, the weather can take a serious toll on your chimney. A couple of the most devastating elements your chimney faces is water and ice. If water is allowed inside your chimney, there are a variety of problems that...
We Serve Parts of Western Massachusetts too!

We Serve Parts of Western Massachusetts too!

You know that Northeastern Masonry & Chimney offers Northeastern New York’s best chimney service, but did you know that we also service Western Massachusetts as well? We have been servicing fireplaces and chimneys for over 35 years and we love what we do. That’s...