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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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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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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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  • 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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