Hiring a Chimney Sweep: What to Look for

Your fireplace and chimney play an important role in your home, designed to warm your evenings and add ambiance and comfort to your living space. And as with any home system, keeping your chimney properly maintained helps it functioning efficiently, ensuring you get...

What’s Safe to Burn in My Fireplace?

For those seeking the right way to fuel a fire in their home heating system, there’s an easy and short answer – seasoned firewood.  But why is this the right way to go? What considerations should be in mind when purchasing or preparing firewood? And how should...

Fireplace Safety Tips

At Holy Smoke, Inc., our aim is to bring warmth and security to every home. We know how much you value the space you live in, and we strive to provide you with the services and information you need to use your fireplace as safely as possible. Nothing in life is...

What Is Chimney Tuckpointing?

While bricks may seem to never age, the mortar that keeps the bricks together can be only be expected to last about 20-30 years (if struck correctly initially). And when those joints begin to weather and deteriorate, they take on water which weakens the joint even...

Fireplace Update Options for Fall

Do you own a fireplace? Then, it’s essential to ensure that your fireplace is up to code and in good working order is essential for keeping your space cozier, warmer, and safer for the upcoming holiday season. Whether you’re looking to improve the...

The Facts on Creosote & Chimney Fires

Chimney fires are often slow-moving and occur quietly, making them go widely undetected by most homeowners – which is why knowing all the facts about them is a must. Chimney fires are almost always caused by dirty chimneys, and the buildup that typically...

8 Reasons You Need a Chimney Cap

Your chimney has a lot of important parts, but we’d say none serve quite as many functions as the chimney cap. This important, affordable, and quick-to-install piece of chimney anatomy sits right at the top of your flue, and it plays a big role in protecting...