With rusty chimney caps, that ole saying “You Get What you Pay For” is still true as we see here!!

We were called to give a quote on a rusty chase/chimney top replacement several year ago for a home in Garner. Somewhere along the line they decided to go with someone that gave them a lower cost quote to replace the old rust chimney cap, or as we call them the chase top for a […]

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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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Tiny homes of the Triangle, Raleigh NC

While working on a set of gas logs I got a interesting question from homeowner.  I was asked what are good forms of heat for off grid homes. Well the question was coming from Rob Litteral one of the owners/builders of tiny homes of the triangle, a up and coming tiny home builder in the […]

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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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Is your fireplace damper open or closed??

With summer time just get ready to start thinking about your fireplace is the LAST thing you are doing this time of year. More likely you’re thinking about grilling, going to the beach and other fun summer stuff so why are we talking about the fireplace again?? Well something we see with too much frequently is […]

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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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HOA, rusty chimney chase top replacement, raleigh nc

Are you in a HOA with prefab units that are 10 or more years old?  Have you been noticing rust running down or seen rust around the chase tops of your fireplaces?? If so we can help. Chimney Keepers has been replacing rusty chimney chase tops in the Raleigh area for the past 10 or […]

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FAFSA, applying for college student financial aid tips!

Currently having one daughter in college,, NCSU, and another one heading to college,,Appalachian State, I have filled out the FAFSA, Financial Student Aid form way too many times. And, it looks like that trend will continue for another 4 yrs or so. So i have figured out the hard way some tip and tricks to the […]

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How much do you recycle?

Most localities around this area have some sort of recycling programs I know in my town of Garner NC we do. The reason I say this is when I visit homes I notice some folks have only one recycle don’t put a lot of effort to making sure everything there is to recycle in the homes is put […]

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  • Carl’s Corner

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

    Summer is a time for picnic, fun at the beach and birds in the chimney. If you are having an issue with birds, please let them be till they are flying out of the chimney. We can come and clean the mess out, is there is a lot, and put a cap on to help prevent the return.

    ALso, if you had another chimney sweep company come out to clean or check your chimney and leave you with a report that says you need thousands of dollars worth of repairs please give us a call.

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

    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" 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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