3 Ways to Tell if Your Chimney Is Leaking

June 19, 2024 | Chimney Basics

As a homeowner in Jacksonville, FL, staying on top of home maintenance tasks is no small feat. One crucial area to watch is your chimney. Unfortunately, chimney leaks can cause serious damage if left unchecked. But how do you tell if your chimney is leaking? Chimney Champions has some thoughts on the matter, including the repairs process. Keep reading to learn more.

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2 Reasons Gas Fireplaces Come with Carbon Monoxide Detectors

May 12, 2024 | Chimney Basics

Gas fireplaces have become popular in Jacksonville, FL, for homeowners looking to add a little warmth and ambiance to their living spaces. However, burning gas in your home comes with some risks, which is why gas fireplaces come with carbon monoxide detectors. Here at Chimney Champions, our NFI Certified chimney specialists replace these often, yet many homeowners still ask why they have to have one in the first place. Keep reading to learn the top two reasons why gas fireplaces come with carbon monoxide detectors.

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5 Ways to Prevent Pests from Homing in Your Chimney

April 9, 2024 | Chimney Caps

As a homeowner, one of the last things you want to deal with is pests entering your chimney. Not only can they cause damage and create a nuisance, but they also pose health risks to you and your family. However, there are steps you can take to prevent pests from homing in your chimney and keep them out for good. Chimney Champions deals with pest problems during regular inspections, and here’s how you can prevent them.

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3 Reasons You Should Never Cook Over Your Fireplace

March 14, 2024 | Chimney Basics

Cooking over an open flame can be a fun and rustic way to prepare meals. However, there are several reasons why it’s best to avoid using your fireplace as a cooking source. Not only is this a safety hazard, but it can also result in more extensive sweeps. Below, Chimney Champions explains three additional reasons why you should never cook over your fireplace.

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3 Chemicals To Avoid When Cleaning Your Fireplace

February 13, 2024 | Chimney Maintenance

No matter how often you use your fireplace, eventually, it must be cleaned. This is a crucial duty, not just for aesthetics, but for maintaining a safe and functional hearth. However, it’s imperative to be aware of the chemicals that can do more harm than good. Your friendly chimney sweeps from Chimney Champions are here to explain which chemicals to avoid when cleaning your fireplace.

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Burn Charcoal in Your Fireplace

January 11, 2024 | Chimney Basics

Your home’s fireplace is the perfect place to cozy up at night, especially when there’s cooler weather in the forecast. However, there are some things you need to understand when it comes to choosing the right material to burn. Unfortunately, not everything is meant to be burnt in your fireplace, including charcoal. However, some people do, and it’s obvious during sweeps. So Chimney Champions feels it necessary to revisit four reasons why you shouldn’t burn charcoal in your fireplace.

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3 Reasons to Get a Chimney Inspection Even if You Don’t Use It

December 13, 2023 | Chimney Inspections

If you own a home with a chimney, you may think that it only needs to be inspected by Chimney Champions if you use it. However, this is a common misconception that can lead to serious problems down the line. Let’s look at three reasons why you should get a chimney inspection even if you don’t use your fireplace.

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5 Wood-Storing Tips for Dry Firewood

November 13, 2023 | Fireplace Basics

Nothing beats the warmth and cozy ambiance from a crackling fire in your fireplace on a chilly evening. As a homeowner with a well-inspected fireplace, you’ll need a steady supply of dry firewood to keep those flames going. However, storing firewood can be challenging, especially if you want to keep it dry and pest-free. Chimney Champions shares five wood-storing tips to help you keep your firewood in excellent condition and ready for use every time.

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Is a Gas Fireplace Safer Than a Traditional Fireplace?

October 11, 2023 | Chimney Basics

Choosing the right fireplace for your home can be a difficult task, especially when there are so many options available. If you’re deciding between a gas and a traditional fireplace, you might be wondering which one is the safer choice. To help you make the perfect decision for your family, Chimney Champions is here to explain some key differences and to remind you to schedule your yearly inspection.

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What is the Life Expectancy of Your Chimney?

September 11, 2023 | Chimney Basics

A chimney is a crucial component of any home that uses a wood-burning or gas fireplace. However, like any other part of your house, chimneys have a finite life span. Thankfully, your yearly inspection from Chimney Champions can help determine the condition and life expectancy of your chimney. With this knowledge, you can make proper repairs and prepare for when your chimney does need to be replaced.

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