How new fireplace glass doors can help your home look better!!

Today we removed a standard set of old outdated small glass doors for a client and installed new proper size beautiful glass doors with sliding mesh screens.  Here we show how we did that and how much better the fireplace looks with the new doors.   the old doors.. the glass panel slide left but did […]

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How to operate fireplace damper,

Damper Operation, If you have a wood burning fireplace in your house that was built after 1950 if most likely has a damper you can open and close. QUICK TIP:  If you leave the damper open in winter long after the fire has burned out you are wasting 5-600+ feet per min of heated air […]

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Snow/Sleet in Raleigh NC..

Woke up this morning with a nice coating of snow then freezing rain on the roads.. The material is some 2″ thick with a nice layer of ice on top making for great sledding for the kids..   Here a look down our street.. not going to be heading out today it looks like..   […]

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Installing Spider Damper in Prefab chimney

Recently we installed a top mount damper in a prefab fireplace chimney called the Spider Damper.  This is used to replace a damaged or rusted damper part in most prefabs.   First we remove the cap on the chimney to check for installation issues. Then we pull the inner sheve up and out of chimney […]

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Water and how if effects your chimney.

Water damages chimney’s, HOW?? Every year when we get lots of call several days after it rains with complaints of wet and musty smells coming from the chimney. Mortar and brick are very prone to water penetration and incursions.  Brick by it very nature are able to absorb lots of water. Brick are made of […]

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Summer is hear and bird are back, did they invade your chimney?

Every the chimney swift come back to begin nesting in mid April and continue till mid Sept.  The birds will return to the same chimney each year or the babies will return if the parents do not make the trip. We can install a chimney cap to prevent them from returning if you want. We […]

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Dryer Vent Cleaning, Raleigh NC, Apex NC, Clayton NC, Garner NC

Why should you be concerned about dryer vent cleaning?? You might be surprise to learn that in a single year some 15,000 home fires are started by dryer vents. Plus there are some 12 deaths that result from the fire reported every year.  Many small fires in dryer vent are not reported as the issues […]

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Servicing gas logs

We have been quite busy doing service calls on gas logs. Some need parts and some just need a good cleaning. If the logs are older than 5yrs and have been used more than normal they may need a good service to make sure all is well.  Over time the log set will get dusty […]

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How to heat you house for FREE!!!

    This info is for ELECTRIC dryer ONLY.. do not try with gas dryer due to CO (carbon monoxide) issues with gas. In this blog I will share with you something we have been doing for the past 5-6 years and it really helps with providing heat and humidity to the upstairs of my […]

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Chimney Cleaning Season is upon us as is Christmas/ Hanuka Holidays

We have been going full steam at Chimney Keepers cleaning chimneys, gas logs and dryer vents systems.  With the cooler weather and every one it seem waiting to the last min to call trying to get an appt before Christmas is all most impossible. We are doing a lot of gas log services as well […]

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  • Carl’s Corner

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

    Man this warm weather has been nice but we all know this too shall pass.
    I suspect ole man winter will make a come back in a big way and SOON..

    So for all you NC State Basketball fans the win over Duke was like winning the NCAA National Championship game.. which might be the closest we get, so let breath it in.. AAAHHHHH....

    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 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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