Cracked Chimney Flue Tiles: Why it happens & how to fix it - Lindemann Chicago Services

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The chimney, like any other part of the home, can have problems and defects which make it less efficient and safe to use.  One of the most common chimney ailments homeowners run into are cracked flue tiles.  When left untreated, this issue can wreak havoc on the home’s chimney system.  Cracked tiles can lead to…

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Peace of mind comes from finding peace at home, and one of the best ways to ensure this is finding trustworthy service providers to keep your home running smoothly. But sometimes, it can be difficult determining just what to look for when choosing a source or contractor for homes services. When dealing with your fireplace…

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The chimney is one prominent part of the home that is constantly at the mercy of the fluctuating weather. As weather patterns shift through the seasons, the baking sun, rising humidity, driving rain, and deep freeze of the outdoor elements can take a toll on the brickwork, and while bricks are a naturally resilient building…

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Being a homeowner can be a tough job. There is a lot to know and do and learn to keep all the different aspects of your property running efficiently. And your home’s chimney is no exception. While you don’t need to be an expert chimney sweep to maintain a healthy system, you should educate yourself…

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How well are you utilizing your wood burning system? Sure, you can walk outside and look at the flue when you’re burning to see whether you have dark heavy soot smoke, grey smoke or mostly steam. Of course, the dark heavy soot is laden with flammable particles and means you aren’t burning hot enough or…

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A fireplace’s brickwork can truly define a room’s feel often enhancing the space’s beauty.  For some though it can be the dreaded feature that makes the home feel dated and run-down.  It seems like everywhere you turn homeowners are now taking control of their living room and transforming their fireplaces using a gallon of paint…

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At Lindemann,  we like to keep our customers comfortable and inform you of situations you can avoid. Spring and Fall are the times of the year when insects are most determined to enter your home. What better place to nest or winter over than your dark, inviting, fireplace chimney? As we mentioned before, bees tend…

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At Lindemann Chimney & Fireplace | Heating & Cooling in Northern Chicago, we like to provide ample decision-making information to our customers. A stainless steel chimney liner is a big decision and we wanted to give you reasons why a stainless steel liner is a good investment with this article. Cracked flue – a new…

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The basement and your chimney seem worlds apart when it comes to the top and bottom of the home. That’s why no one suspects that a damaged chimney could be the reason why there’s a leak in the basement. But it can and does happen. Here’s a story from a recent Lindemann Chimney Service customer: We were…

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If you have ever had a problem getting your flue (fireplace damper) to open so you can light a fire, you’re not alone. This is just another reason why it is so important to have your chimney swept & inspected annually. A conventional masonry fireplace damper that is located right above the firebox is almost…

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