3 Fireplace Mistakes You’re Probably Making

September 9, 2022 | Chimney Basics

Many people enjoy the cozy ambiance and warmth a fireplace provides during the winter or even on those cooler summer evenings. However, if you’re not using or caring for your fireplace correctly, you may be costing yourself money and causing damage to your home. So, Chimney Champions is here to help you avoid these three common fireplace mistakes so you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

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Is Your Chimney Cap Safe?

May 11, 2022 | Chimney Basics

Chimney caps are an essential part of your chimney system, and they must be in good condition. It should also be situated on the chimney correctly. So, if you’re not sure whether or not your chimney caps are safe, it’s time to call Chimney Champions. But first, let’s discuss the importance of caps, how to tell if yours need replacing, and the benefits of having a cap installed on your chimney.

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The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Fireplace Screen

April 12, 2022 | Chimney Basics

A fireplace is a beautiful addition to any home, but it can also be dangerous if not used properly. That’s why it’s important to have your chimney inspected regularly by Chimney Champions and to practice fire safety inside your home. One way to keep you and your home safe is to make sure you always have a fireplace screen, and here are five reasons why.

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3 Fireplace Safety Tips for Kids

November 15, 2021 | Chimney Basics

Having a fireplace in your home requires responsibility and safety precautions, especially if kids are in the house. While your fireplace isn’t dangerous when used correctly, it does have the potential to be deadly. Yearly inspections from Chimney Champions can help prevent most fireplace accidents and issues, but there’s still more you can do. To help keep you, your family, and your home safe, pass along these three fireplace safety tips to your kids.

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Chimney Sweep

October 10, 2021 | Chimney Basics

Your fireplace is a relaxing feature in your home. Whether you have one in the living room or a bedroom, it’s an enjoyable part of your homeownership experience. However, fireplaces do come with a fair amount of responsibility, including regular sweeps from Chimney Champions. However, this process isn’t always the tidiest, so we thought we’d help you prepare for our visit.

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Why should my chimney be waterproof?

September 7, 2021 | *Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

If you live right here in Jacksonville, FL, then you know we’re blessed with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. However, we’re not immune to the occasional thunderstorm and downpour. If your chimney isn’t waterproof, then you could experience significant water damage in both your stack and your roof. But why is a waterproof chimney necessary if the downpours come and go? Chimney Champions is here to answer this, as well as other commonly asked questions we get from homeowners throughout the area.

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3 Chimney Repairs to Make Right Away

August 10, 2021 | Chimney Basics

A fireplace and chimney bring a lot of physical and monetary value to your home. However, they also require a great deal of maintenance and care. As a home ages, so does the chimney, which is why regular inspections from Chimney Champions are necessary. Even more important are repairs that you should make to keep your chimney in proper working order and keep your home safe from smoke or fire damage.

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3 Facts About Efflorescence

June 16, 2021 | Chimney Basics

Are you starting to see a white powder form on the exterior of your chimney? This residue is called efflorescence, and it’s not uncommon for homeowners to think that this is just a sign of an aging chimney. However, it’s a sign that your chimney needs an inspection, and the professionals at Chimney Champions want you to know that efflorescence should not be ignored. In fact, it could be a sign of a larger issue with your chimney, and definitely should be inspected. Here are several facts you need to know about this white, powdery substance appearing on your stack.

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3 Signs Your Chimney Is Unwell

May 15, 2021 | Chimney Basics

Chimney inspections are a crucial part of your fireplace safety and responsibility. Not only can an inspection from Chimney Champions uncover signs of a chimney fire, but it can also reveal the overall condition of your stack. Some homeowners only require a cap replacement, while others need a new flue or liner. While you might think that your chimney is functioning just fine, there are key signs that say otherwise. Here is what you need to be on the lookout for.

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Top 3 Causes of Chimney Odors

February 12, 2021 | Chimney Basics

We rely on our chimneys to provide us with warm and cozy living quarters. One thing we never expect is for them to give off a foul odor. However, chimney odors are fairly common and have various causes. The good news is that most of these foul odors can be eliminated by calling the chimney sweeps at Chimney Champions. Here are the most common odor complaints for homeowners in the Jacksonville area.

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