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Are you ready to sell your home? While you may have already begun making the property “show-perfect” have you taken time to ensure the chimney is ready too? A poor chimney inspection may leave more wiggle room for the buyer’s to negotiate down the price or could ruin th...read more
Most people with wood-burning fireplaces know that seasoned, dry hardwood is the best fuel for a clean, efficient fire. But did you know that how you stack and store the wood can be just as important? Whether you are heating the living room or a backyard fire pit, the quality of the wood...read more
Spalling is a common problem we see at Lindemann Chimney Service. Spalling occurs when moisture permeates a porous material causing it to deteriorate. This results in chipping, flaking, or falling pieces. In the case of chimneys, this often plagues the brickwork and, left untreated...read more
Do you have a dirty fireplace? Is soot stains and ash buildup making your unit not only unsightly to look at but also dangerous to use? A filthy fireplace is not only an eye sore but can also be a health hazard for your family. Fortunately, there are some easy tasks you can complet...read more
Mold anywhere in the home can be a scary situation but did you know that it can grow in your chimney too? What makes this type of mold even more dangerous is that most homeowners are unaware they have an issue until they begin to experience respiratory issues or other symptoms related to const...read more
Has your fireplace and chimney been neglected over the last year? If you are like me, I often put off these not-so-glamorous tasks waiting for some mysterious cleaning fairy to do them for me – she has yet to arrive. While I like to think this bad habit is harmless, I know better. A clogged, dirty...read more
We often don’t think much of our chimney’s overall health until problems begin occurring. While there can be dozens of reasons why your home may be experiencing issues at the hearth, there are 5 common ailments homeowners should be aware of. Learning the typical problems that chimneys experience...read more