We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
Are you using the right fuel for your fire? A fire fed the right type of fuel will not only last longer but also burn cleaner creating a more comfortable, enjoyable environment inside the home. Conversely starting or maintaining a fire using the wrong materials can lead to excess smoke, a weak flame or even the release of toxic fumes into the living space.
For a warm, enjoyable fire, it is best to only use dry, seasoned hardwood as the fuel. Softwoods can also be helpful when starting the fire. Using the right wood not only creates a fire that will last for a longer period of time but also one which will create less smoke and by-products such as creosote. Excess creosote within the flue leads to dangerous chimney conditions including the risk of in-home fires.
Lindemann Chimney Service is dedicated to ensuring our customers have the right fuels to keep the fire burning in their home all season long. That’s why we offer homeowners in Berwyn, Evanston and beyond the Free Firewood for Life program. Simply have your chimney inspected and cleaned annually by one of our certified chimney technicians to qualify. You will then be eligible for up to 36 bags of kiln-dried, high quality Wisconsin hardwood. Contact us today to learn more about this valuable program.