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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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One of the most devastating things that can happen to your chimney is a water leak. Masonry is made up various materials, all of which are adversely affected by water. The way the chimney is designed protects it from the damaging effects of water, from the top down. The cap, crown, and flashing help protect […]

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This time of year, you hear a lot about chimney sweeps. Homeowners have spent the fall and winter burning fires in their homes, and are now thinking about closing the fireplace out for the off-season. So, what’s the procedure? How do you clean a masonry chimney for the summer? Let Anderson’s Help You A chimney […]

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Your house has a roof to cover and protect it, and so your chimney flue should have the same type of coverage. The chimney cap allows your flue to vent out smoke and gases while protecting it like a roof. Some people might not see the need for a cap, but there are many reasons […]

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