Category Archives: raleigh nc

Rust on side of chimney structure, what can it mean??

If you see a lot of rust running down the side of your chimney or have a bunch of rusty stains,  it may mean you need to replace the metal cover on top. We get calls especially after rains about hearing dripping in the wall behind the fireplace in a 15yrs old and older homes […]

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How we fix masonry chimney water leaking issues

With all the rain we have been getting and have been getting we get call from folks with water issues with the chimney. All masonry chimneys, if not addressed, will absorb water every time we get rain, snow and ice events.  In addition, most every brick/ masonry chimney we see has cracks in the crown […]

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Dirty set of gas logs we serviced in Raleigh NC

This year we were called to service a set of gas logs in rental property in the Morrisville  area condo. The owner called due to complaints from new tenant the logs did not appear to be running right and was setting off the smoke detector when they were running and they would just shut off […]

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Gas log fireplace repair at Raleigh golf course, Lonnie Poole.

We get a lot of service request where the gas logs have quite working and for us to come out to repair them. Most of the time it a simple fix and sometime its not..   On this unit we were called to service the indoor fire place at Lonnie Poole Golf Course was not […]

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One issue we see with gas logs and smells.

Went on gas log service call to condo with 9 year old vent free logs and the owner was saying they are getting a funny smell during operation. We set up and started to service the logs and noticed a lot of dust on the logs and around the burners. When gas logs are running they […]

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  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Well a new year is upon us and during this time in late Jan the temps are running above normal. This will end I hear the middle of Feb with temps coming back to normal and COLD..

    We still get a lot of folks calling to ask for a second opinion where another local company was call and they found a LOT of stuff wrong with your 20 plus year old chimney most of the time with a quote of 4-5K or more.

    A lot of the things they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018/2019 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Chimneys built in the 60 and 70's had different code requirement than a chimney built in 2018/2019.

    Carl

    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" or "this could create a problem" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week
    Carl

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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