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Every fireplace, appliance, and chimney needs regular maintenance, or you could be facing some life threatening situations. Routine maintenance helps to keep your chimney system working properly, and it also helps to prevent deterioration, leaks, and winter damage. By preventing damage and fire, you can save yourself substantial costs and risks by scheduling a chimney inspection. Routine Maintenance Chimney Sweeping is […]

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It’s no secret that the fireplace is a holiday favorite. The crackling fireplace lends itself to family story time with cookies and cocoa. The hearth is the perfect backdrop for family photos. The mantle is home for all the stockings, and the warmth seeps into hearts all season long. How can you shift your summer […]

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You may be spending this fall season looking at winter temperatures on the thermometer, or you may have mild days and time to prepare. If you’re just now thinking about winter prep, you still have time, but you should start now. Professional Services Before you light your fireplace this winter, it’s important to have it […]

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Fall has arrived, and it’s time to think about supplemental heat sources to save you money and bring some warmth and comfort into your home. Installing a new fire unit this fall means you will have a beautiful fire to lounge by in the evenings. You’ll have the perfect backdrop for your family gatherings and […]

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As the fireplace is lit this season, it’s important to keep it working well and safely. Many homeowners don’t realize all the things that can affect the fireplace and chimney system until it’s too late. Every single part of the chimney system is important for safe and efficient function. When one part is missing or […]

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Your chimney could be leaking for awhile, and you did not realizes it. This is because a large portion of your system is unseen. Signs of a leak is also very hard to notice at first — like gradual staining or dripping. It’s extremely important for homeowners to get to know their system. Dripping doesn’t have to be seen. […]

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In South Central Pennsylvania, we not only take care of comprehensive chimney care, including inspections, sweeps, installations, liner repairs and replacements, preventative care, and more. We also specialize in masonry services that will keep your chimney working well and lasting year after year.  Experienced Masons At Anderson’s Chimney and Masonry Services, our chimney sweeps are […]

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The chimney system is made of many working parts to do a very important job. The chimney keeps the home safe and the fire burning when there is a fireplace, stove, or other fire appliance in the home. It’s a vent, and all the parts need to work correctly in order for it to work […]

Creosote is a naturally-occurring byproduct of fire. When you burn fires in your fireplace all winter long and some during the spring and fall, this can cause a large accumulation of creosote, soot, and smoke to get released into the flue. Small amounts of these materials are deposited onto the sides of the flue with each […]

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If you have a leak in your house, your first call may be to the handyman, or possibly a plumber. If your house has a chimney, this may be a call wasted! Your chimney is most likely the cause of your leak, no matter where the water makes its appearance. Signs of Chimney Leaks The […]

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