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Carbon Monoxide Detectors save LIVES..

It was recently reported that actress Anna Faris and her family in a rental house on North Lake Tahoe had a incident involving CO or carbon monoxide poisoning in the house. A couple of the family was complaining about feeling sick, thinking it was altitude sickness, and went to local hospital only to be diagnosed […]

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Healilator, Heat n Glo gas fireplace repairs and service.

We service and repair the heatilator and heat n glow brand fireplaces in the Raleigh NC area. If your fireplace is over 10yrs old and had not been serviced it might be time to get it cleaned up, checked out and put back to like new condition. Over time a gas fireplace is subject to […]

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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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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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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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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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“New” Type Pilot for gas logs, IPI system explained

Several years ago many of the direct vent gas logs manufactories,  in response to high natural and propane gas prices, started installing the IPI (Intermittent Pilot Ignition) systems on their products. You may have this system and not know it at first. The IPI system is different from regular gas logs system as when you flip […]

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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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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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  • Passing the Hat

    From


    Karen and Carl Newton

    To


    Sarah and Will Gilfillan

    Owning and operating Chimney Keepers for 27 years has been a very rewarding experience, and we have enjoyed the relationships we have built with our customers. We are now starting a new chapter and are selling the business to one of our Technicians. Though we will miss the many relationships and friendships we have built over the years, Karen and I are looking forward to traveling full time in our Airstream as we explore the nooks and crannies of North America.

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Will and Sarah Gilfillan, who will be taking over Chimney Keepers as of March 30, 2020. Rest assured, Will has been well trained (by Carl!) and is very competent, with nearly four years of experience in the gas log/fireplace/ chimney service industry and over ten years as a firefighter. Sarah, the Office Manager/wife is a fast learner, and will do wonders in assisting you with scheduling appointments and answering questions. It was important to us to find a good fit for our customers, and we feel confident that you will find Will and Sarah to be knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

    Thank you for your business over the years. It was my distinct pleasure to have been of service to you, and I wish you continued success and prosperity in the years to come.

    Sincerely, Karen and Carl Newton

  • Is Your Wood-burning or Gas-burning Fireplaces ready for Winter?

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Log unit ready to go? If not, or for a service, give us a call.

    During a power outage, a fireplace or gas log unit may be your only form of heat, so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up an appointment, 919-772-8110.

    PS: If you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs, GET ONE… NOW… We recommend the combination CO/Smoke, battery-powered, detectors found at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or most hardware stores.

    If yours are over 10 years old, replace them (there’s a date on back). If there is not a date of manufacture on the back, GET rid of it.

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