Tag Archives: Raleigh NC

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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LP/Propane Gas logs service Repair

We have been performing a lot of gas log services calls of late. Yes it finally got cold and I mean COLD..  One issue we are seeing with LP logs are the pilot assembly are getting a lot of wear and tear from years of usage. LP gas is by nature a hotter burning gas than […]

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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. […]

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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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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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Dryer taking longer to dry your clothes,, ??

Dryer taking longer to dry your clothes,, ?? Could be the vent is clogged up.. If your home is over 5 yrs old and the dryer vent has not been cleaned the dryer vent is more likely to be clogged that not.  One way to tell is when drying bulky items like towels you put […]

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Keeping the Home Fires Burning…Safely

There’s nothing more enjoyable on a cold winter night than to light a fire in the fireplace. But, if your fireplace and chimney haven’t been cleaned or inspected for a few years, you could be putting your family and your home in danger. Chimney fires are major threats posed by inadequate maintenance to chimneys and […]

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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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