Waterproofing Chimneys

Waterproofing Chimneys

If you spot water stains on the outside of your chimney, you can bet that it need a water repellent treatment. Protect your chimney from future damage by using products such as Chimney Saver and Crack Magik, and by taking advantage of these tips. […]

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Creosote Causes Chimney Odors

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Creosote, a buildup of  the byproducts of combustion, can cause odor in your chimney which can permeate through your entire home. It takes only one use of your fireplace for a small amount of creosote to build up in your flue system, and when conditions are right the smell of the creosote can enter your […]

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Damaging Leaks

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Clay Lamb

Throughout the lifetime of your home, there is a large possibility that you will need to perform some type of maintenance in order to keep its intricately designed and delicately balanced parts from leaking or becoming damaged. The chimney and fireplace area, including surrounding drywall indoors, are prone to damage from water. If you are […]

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Three Stages of Creosote

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Clay Lamb

The number of calls that we receive from customers who call us the day after a chimney fire saying that their neighbors came knocking on the door to let them know that their chimney is on fire is concerning but not necessarily surprising for those in the industry. When certain conditions exist, a chimney fire […]

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Winter Water Problem Prevention

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Winter is a very hard time for your brick. While you sit inside nice and warm, perhaps around a fire in the fireplace or comfortably warmed by a different heating appliance, the brick on the exterior of your home are experiencing every change in temperature, from the drops below zero to those days where the […]

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Chimney Liner Insulation Specifications

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Relining your chimney gives you quite a few options for cutting corners. When relining your chimney, one corner I have seen be cut is no insulation being put around the new chimney liner. This is a huge mistake, and most chimney professionals would agree. In order for most reline jobs to meet UL Listing Standards, […]

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Repair Cracked Chimneys Before Winter

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Clay Lamb

Bricks on homes need repaired all the time, however, the bricks on the chimney are exposed to more of the elements than the rest of the home and therefore are often the most damaged bricks on the home. Over the winter, temperatures in most parts of the country dip below freezing and then back up […]

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The Pain of Painted Brick

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Painting the brick on your chimney is always, without a doubt, the beginning of a painful, time consuming process for any homeowner who decides to take the painting plunge. Say you aren’t too fond of your brick color or the brick on a portion of the home is starting to look less than desirable, it […]

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A Little Goes a Long Way

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Clay Lamb

Chimney protection can seem like a daunting task, but taking the extra step with every repair you do to you chimney will add up over time. Going that extra mile in protecting your chimney each time an issue arises, as with all other aspects of good home ownership, will pay off. Take, for example, a […]

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The Difference Between ChimneySaver CrownCoat and CrownSeal

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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Clay Lamb

Proper maintenance of your chimney’s crown will save you costly repair down the road. By getting up on the roof yourself to look at the crown or having your chimney professional doing so when you have your chimney swept and inspected you will not only save chimney repair but prevent damage further down the chimney […]

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