How Often Does a Chimney Need to Be Swept?

They say timing is everything, and that’s so true. What about having your chimney swept: what’s the best timing for that? Northeastern Masonry & Chimney doesn’t have a magic answer along the lines of “only on April 1,” or “every last Tuesday in October.” It...

Address A Leaky Chimney Before Winter Arrives

You know that old saying about closing the barn door after the horse has bolted? Well, let’s play with a few wintry variations of the phrase. “Don’t shovel the snow after the snow has melted.” No, that doesn’t quite make sense. How about: “Don’t look for chimney leaks...

Value of a CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweep

You’ve heard of the CIA. Perhaps you know a CPA. Maybe you know someone who is in the CSEA. But what do you know about the CSIA? The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certifies technicians so that they have the skills and tools to clean your chimney properly....

Anatomy of a Chimney

Perhaps you’ve seen them in coffee shops or libraries or maybe even in your own home. Students intensely reviewing huge books devoted to detailed depictions of the human body. “Gray’s Anatomy” is the classic textbook. (The TV drama employs a different spelling.)...