Our BlogLatest News from Marblehead Chimney
Change is Coming to Marblehead Chimney
To My Valued Customers, Change is coming to Marblehead Chimney. After over twenty years in the chimney industry, it’s time to hang up my brushes and rods and pass the business to the next generation. Today, I announce the closing of Marblehead Chimney, and the opening...read more
Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All
I guess the mason building this chimney decided to go home early that day. Couldn't be bothered actually finishing the chimney. The homeowner was curious how water was getting into the chimney. Well, we may have tracked down the source! The real twist? Two other...read more
Is My Fireplace Safe?
Nope. That's the short answer that you should hear from every chimney professional. Your fireplace can never be considered "safe" no matter what repairs we may do to it. "Safer", yes, but never "safe" Why is that? Why can no chimney sweep ever say your fireplace is...read more
Why do I need a chimney liner?
You mean, besides the fact that NFPA211 clearly states "Masonry chimneys shall be lined" (184.108.40.206)? That's the bottom line. Any professional who tells you a liner is unnecessary is inviting a serious liability issue. But let's put the legalities and technicalities...read more
Why are Chimney Sweeps Lucky?
Legend has it that in the year 1066 (approximately) King William of Britain was saved by a chimney sweep, who pushed him out of the way of a runaway horse and carriage. As a reward, the king invited the chimney sweep to his daughter's wedding. Ever since it has been...read more
How to Find a Good Chimney Sweep — PART ONE
Let’s face facts. Chimney Sweeping is still a largely unlicensed and unregulated industry. How do you know who to trust? How can you be sure the sweep you invite into your house knows what he’s doing, or isn’t going to rip you off? In short, how do you find a good...read more