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Does Your Chimney Need to be Relined?

The interior of your chimney is often forgotten because the old adage is true: out of sight, out of mind. The chimney’s interior is used and abused all winter long and can become damaged from simple wear and tear, and the homeowner may never know. This is one reason that the yearly chimney inspection is vitally important. This is the only time a professional will look at your chimney from top to bottom.

What is a Liner?

The liner protects the house from the heat of your chimney. In an unlined chimney the heat can transfer from the chimney to structural combustibles. The liner also protects the chimney itself from the corrosive byproducts that exist in the chimney. Without a liner, the chimney is susceptible to erosion contributing to a shorter life. The liner is also essential to your fire’s ventilation. It is professionally installed so that it’s sized specifically for the capacity of the fireplace or appliance. This means that your masonry chimney can be used even if you change appliances and fuels. The chimney can be relined, but won’t require a rebuild.

Signs Your Chimney May Need Relined

  1. You’ve noticed water damage in your fireplace there is most likely damage to the flue liner. If there are water stains on the chimney’s masonry, it has most likely penetrated the liner.
  2. Seeing pieces of your clay liner falling into your fireplace then it needs to be relined. The National Fire Protection Association’s Standard 211 requires that chimney liners be replaced if they are cracked, broken, or missing.
  3. If your liner isn’t appropriate for the type of fuel you’re burning, you need to get another liner installed. Stainless steel liners are the most durable, and appropriate for use with wood, gas, and oil burning fires.
  4. Purchase a new appliance or having your fireplace rebuilt you may need a new liner. The liner should be sized appropriately. Wood stoves and oil furnaces require a correctly sized flue to perform properly. If the chimney doesn’t vent properly you risk flue fires, carbon monoxide intrusion, and decreased efficiency.

The Most Important Time to Have Your Chimney Liner Checked

The most important time to have your chimney liner checked is when you’ve purchased a new home. This is because you probably don’t know anything about your chimney. When you schedule a chimney inspection with a certified chimney sweep you can save money in the future. A chimney expert can catch flue liner damage before it becomes a serious fire hazard, and a chimney expert can repair minor damage without relining!

At Hudson Chimney our technicians are certified HeatShield® technicians. HeatShield® is a cerfractory flue sealant that combines the strength and durability of ceramic and concrete to resurface the chimney lining. It’s ideal for clay flue liners and is rated for use with all fuels. Even if your entire chimney needs relined, HeatShield® is right for you as long as your chimney is structurally sound. This relining process can be just what you need to avoid a complete relining or rebuild.

Hudson Chimney is Jacksonville’s chimney choice for over 30 years. We will put your chimney first every time. Contact Hudson Chimney today to find out how we can help you.

Why Professional Certifications are Important

Certification Importance Photo - Jacksonville FL - Hudson Chimney Inc.Your chimney is the ventilation for your fireplace. It allows the harmful byproducts of your fire to exit the home and it protects your family from health hazards caused from carbon monoxide poisoning, particle inhalation, and more. Just as you would choose a physician over your next door neighbor, you should choose a certified professional over the neighborhood handyman.

The Industry Standard

  • The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has been the authority on chimney safety since the 1980s, and only the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) adheres to CSIA’s high standard of excellence.
  • The CSIA Code of Ethics designed to protect customers from scams.
  • Professional training and education aimed at preventing accidental fires, carbon monoxide intrusion, and other chimney related hazards.
  • Re-certification every three years by examination or continued education credits to allow chimney sweeps to adjust to the changing industry and technologies.
  • Networking with related professionals at the local and national level.
  • Nationally recognized as the industry’s best.

When your homeowners insurance requires an inspection due to a claim or premium adjustment they look for the CSIA signature. When your realtor requires an inspection for a sale or a mortgage broker requires an appraisal, they will look for the CSIA signature. It is easier to find a CSIA certified chimney sweep from the start. This is the industry standard that related fields look to.

The Hudson Chimney Standard

At Hudson Chimney we do not stop at a CSIA certification. We maintain Independent Safety Commission (ISC) and Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician (CDET) certifications as well as membership of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) and Georgia Chimney Sweep Guild (GCSW). This continued education helps us to offer the best service for the Jacksonville, Florida area for over thirty years. We also pride ourselves on educating the public about chimney and dryer vent safety. Mark Hudson, owner and operator of Hudson Chimney is also the founder and former president of the FGPCS (Florida Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps) because at Hudson we know that no amount of training, education, and standards is too much when customer safety and comfort is concerned.

We think it’s important to join not just national, but local organizations because part of CSIA membership is contributing to community education about fire safety. That’s why we make it a priority to maintain these carefully chosen memberships and certifications. Hudson Chimney strives to be the best in northeast Florida, so we maintain membership among the best in the industry.

Do you want the best professionals in the fire safety industry to be the ones who work on your chimney system? By choosing Hudson Chimney you don’t have to risk your safety with a less-experienced chimney sweep. Make the best choice your first choice. Contact Hudson Chimney today.

Is it Time for a Fireplace Rebuild?

You may have your dream fireplace that fits your family’s needs and your home’s decor. However, even your dream fireplace may need a rebuild. The fireplace withstands the most abuse, and gets the least attention. Damage may cause you to schedule a fireplace rebuild. Also, it may be because your fireplace needs an upgrade. Whatever the reason, a fireplace rebuild can be a big job. That being said, when it’s necessary, it should not be overlooked!

Is it Time for a Fireplace Rebuild Image - Jacksonville FL - Hudson ChimneyChoose the Right Professional for the Job

Choosing the right chimney expert for a fireplace rebuild is as important. In fact, it’s just as important as finding the right surgeon for a knee replacement. When you choose a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) you can be sure of these things:

  • You’re getting a professional with training and experience.
  • They will get the job done correctly.
  • These professionals use the correct materials.
  • They always have the correct dimensions.
  • You will receive the most efficient burn for your fireplace.

One of the major reasons that your dream chimney may need a complete rebuild? Incorrect construction. Oftentimes, a contractor who does not have adequate training will build a fireplace incorrectly. In addition, using improper materials that cannot withstand high heat concentration.

Choosing Hudson Chimney means your firebox will not only be rebuilt, but will be rebuilt out of special firebricks. These firebricks are designed to withstand the abuse and high temperatures that exist within the fireplace. Some less-experienced or non-certified chimney sweeps may continue to repair the damaged fireplace. However, this is a waste of time and money. A Hudson Chimney technician doesn’t just fix the damage, we correct the problem at its source.

Problems That Can Lead to a Complete Fireplace Rebuild

When your fireplace has extensive damage, your chimney sweep may recommend a rebuild.

This type of damage can include:

  • Water Damage
    When water penetrates the chimney system it destroys masonry from the inside out. The masonry can begin spalling, cracking, and lime-leaching finishes them off.
  • Heat/Smoke/Creosote Damage
    Persistent problems with the chimney system lowers the efficiency. Therefore, the fireplace can’t withstand heat, smoke, or creosote. This can cause stains, cracks, and high-temperature fires.

Does your fireplace need repeated repairs, extensive repairs, or just a face-lift? You may want to discuss a complete fireplace rebuild with your trusted Jacksonville chimney sweep. Hudson Chimney has been serving the communities in Jacksonville for over 20 years. In addition, offering a full menu of services, including fireplace rebuilds by a master mason!

Call Hudson Chimney at 904-282-4159 or contact us online for your convenience.

How to Build Your Best Fire This Winter

Winter has arrived! So, you are probably ready to light a fire for holiday entertaining, family gatherings, or to simply enjoy a relaxing evening. When you’re ready to use your fireplace, don’t waste your time and energy by building an unsuccessful fire. Don’t allow frustration to get the better of you and decide it’s just not worth it. Make sure you’re building your best fire.

How to Build Your Best Fire This Winter - Jacksonville FL - Hudson ChimneyFive Tips to Follow

  1.  A clean and safe fireplace
    The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends annual chimney inspections and regular chimney sweeps. This is in order to maintain your safest and most efficient chimney. If your chimney is not working properly, or is damaged or dirty, it will not support your best fire. The draft may be obstructed, or water may penetrate the masonry. This makes the fire wood harder to burn. These types of problems will be resolved when you remember to schedule routine maintenance, like sweeps and inspections.
  2.  Proper wood
    Many homeowners might not know that your fire burns better and your chimney works more efficiently when you choose properly seasoned wood. Trees produce hard and soft wood. However, both burn differently, and contain different amounts of moisture. In order to build your best fire, it’s important to cut and let the wood dry for at least six months. When wood is seasoned it will begin to pull away from the bark. It will also crack, become pale in color, and become lighter. You can look for these signs when you buy wood, as well.
  3.  The cold chimney
    It can be difficult to get a good fire going when the chimney is cold. This can be a problem for homeowners in our mild Florida climate. This is because fire is not used for home-heating, but occasional entertaining and ambiance. You might go days without lighting a fire at all, and when you do the chimney is cold again. When the chimney is cold it can be hard to get the fire to vent properly. Consequently making it difficult to build your best fire. A good way to heat the chimney adequately is to light a tightly rolled newspaper and hold it just at the flue’s opening. Let the roll burn completely to heat the chimney, then proceed to build and light your fire.
  4.  The top-down burn
    If you can master the top-down burn, you will never again fumble around with fire tee-pees, or lose your paper and kindling under large logs. The top-down burn is an upside-down fire that has the kindling on top. This allows the flame, ashes, and cinders to fall as it burns, igniting the wood below. It is a more efficient burn, burning more completely.
  5.  The damper and vents
    The chimney is made up of many parts, and they all serve a purpose. Use the damper assembly to help you light your fire. By opening it while lighting your fire, you allow more oxygen flow to the fire.

Don’t let a poorly-built fire cramp your style. When you learn to build a fire, you are better able to enjoy your fire. Build your BEST fire this winter!

Chimney Waterproofing and Leak Repair

Humidity and seasonal weather in Northeast Florida continually brings moisture to Florida homes. This moisture can be a problem for your chimney if it isn’t adequately waterproofed to safeguard against water penetration. Once it happens, the damage is immediate. Even a small amount of water in your chimney can cause damage. Plus, it can also lower efficiency and raise the risk of flue fire.

Chimney Waterproofing and Leak Repair - Jacksonville FL - Hudson ChimneyThe Usual Suspects

When it comes to water in your chimney, there are a few culprits that your chimney sweep will check first. Common sites for water penetration include:

  1.  The Chimney Cap
    Whether it’s missing, damaged, or improperly placed, the chimney cannot do its job if it isn’t in proper working order. The chimney cap keeps weather out of your chimney. It allows the vapors to escape safely.
  2. The Chimney Crown
    The chimney crown is essentially the top of the chimney. It closes off the opening from the flue liner, to the edge of the chimney. In addition, it has an overhang for water to run off onto the roof. Over time, even a well constructed chimney crown can become cracked and worn, resulting in water penetration.
  3. The Flashing
    The flashing is made up of multiple layers of thin metal sheets, strategically placed to prevent water penetration at the intersection of the chimney and roof. This is an extremely vulnerable point in the roof and chimney system. It is often the culprit behind chimney leaks, because homeowners attempt to install flashing themselves, or hire an amateur. Flashing should be installed by an experienced technician.  Only a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) is trained to place flashing according to roof materials, slant, and climate. These all should be a factor when installing flashing.

 

If you are concerned that your chimney may be leaking, do not delay.

Schedule a chimney inspection with Hudson Chimney and you can be confident in a company that is licensed and insured. We send a CSIA certified chimney sweep out on every job. Our technicians are experts at damage assessment, and will provide you with a detailed report. Also, we will work with homeowners with a repair plan. In doing so, it will get your chimney back to work in no time.

At Hudson Chimney, we are native to the Jacksonville, FL area. We know it’s important to protect masonry against water damage. That’s why we will not only repair the damage caused by water, but will also stop it at the source.

If a chimney cap is what you need, we will install one.

We even specialize in custom caps. If your chimney crown is damaged or worn, a Hudson Chimney technician can apply a protective sealant. In addition, we can cast a new custom, mortar crown for your chimney. We also repair and install flashing swiftly and correctly, every time. We don’t stop there, though. Our chimney sweeps can apply an industrial waterproofing sealant to your chimney, which will prevent water penetration, but allow vapors to escape as needed. This is a simple procedure that can be completed in a routine appointment and can save you in repair costs later.

Find out more about chimney leaks here and contact us, a certified chimney sweep you can trust, today!

We Repair Storm Damage to Your Chimney and Masonry

At Hudson Chimney, we know firsthand the affect of recent storms on our neighbors in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Our technicians live in the area, and know the damaging affects that high winds and water have on their homes.

We Repair Storm Damage to Your Chimney and Masonry - Jacksonville FL - Hudson ChimneyHurricanes and tropical storms bring with them strong winds. These winds can can rip up flashing, damage chase pans and chimney caps, damage masonry, wear down chimney crowns and more. When these important parts of the chimney are damaged or missing, the water then has access to the chimney system. The water alone causing extensive damage itself. In our tropical climate, it’s important to repair damages like this as soon as possible. The best place to start is with a chimney inspection.

We Provide Inspections

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), you should schedule a level two chimney inspection if your chimney has experienced a change or a natural occurrence that might have compromised the integrity or safety of the chimney system, including hurricanes. Our technicians provide expert and prompt service. In addition, our inspections include a video scan of the chimney system to provide a comprehensive report for your records.

We Will Sweep Your Chimney

The chimney sweep is vital to the safety and efficiency of your chimney, especially if your chimney cap was lost during the storm. During your chimney sweep, our technicians will remove all storm debris from the chimney. Also, removing the naturally occurring buildup of creosote on the chimney walls.

Common Storm Repairs for Your Chimney

Our experience of over 30 years of operation in the area has taught us what to look for first when dealing with storm damage.

  • Masonry and Fireplace Repair
    Our technicians will look for and repair cracks, receding mortar joints, crumbing or cracking chimney crowns, and any other type of masonry shifting or damage. This commonly occurs due to high winds during a storm, and is worsened by prolonged water exposure.
  • Chimney Relining
    We look for damage to the flue liner. Depending on the type of liner in your chimney, our technicians may choose to replace it with a more durable liner. However, our chimney sweeps may choose to apply HeatShield® cerfractory sealant. This product is applied to an existing flue liner, leaving a new, heat resistant surface to your chimney liner.
  • Flashing Installation and Repair
    We look for flashing damage, because any damage at all will affect it’s durability. A single dent can affect the way the water flows across it. This may allow it to penetrate the flashing and the roof. Consequently causing water damage not just within the chimney, but in the home itself.

Hudson Chimney offers a full menu of chimney services and we want to be your choice for storm repairs. To find out more about waterproofing and damage prevention contact a Hudson Chimney professional today.

Does Your Classic Chimney Meet Modern Standards?

The use of fire for home heating is centuries old, as well as the need for a ventilation system. Fireplaces and chimneys have changed in major ways through the years. However, how the chimney works remains the same.

Does Your Classic Chimney Meet Modern Standards - Jacksonville FL - Hudson Chimney IncYour Classic Chimney

Many older chimneys are missing important parts that have been found to be vitally important in recent years. Many older masonry chimneys do not have a chimney liner, or they have an old clay tile liner. In other instances, older chimneys are too big for the size of the fireplace or insert. Chimney caps are also a part of the chimney that are often overlooked by the older generation of homeowners. They have been missing on classic chimneys for years.

There is a reason why these elements have been added to modern standards of chimney and fire safety. The fire industry is constantly changing, which is why chimney professionals renew their training regularly. It’s also why fire codes and municipal standards are always changing as well.

Modern Standards

The industry standard for chimney sweep credentials is the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) credential stands for excellence and training in the ever-changing field. There is a need for such a standard. In addition to have a similar need for manufacturing, installation, and operation standards for everyone’s safety.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical, and related hazards. The CSIA became the industry standard for professional chimney sweeps. The NFPA became the industry standard for safe ventilation, installation of fire-burning appliances, and the construction and installation of chimneys, fireplaces, and venting systems.

The NFPA 211 standards address:

  1. Design, installation, maintenance, and inspection.
  2. Chimneys, fireplaces, venting systems, and solid fuel-burning appliances.
  3. Residential, commercial, and industrial occupancy.

Comprehensive provisions address general requirements as well as specific types of units. The appliances are actually manufactured with these codes in mind. So, chimney sweeps are well-abreast of them when they install, maintain, replace, or repair the appliances and chimney systems. This is why you should never install your own fireplace or furnace. Only a certified chimney sweep can install the appliance and properly match it with the perfect venting products.

Hudson Chimney has changed with the industry standards, as we’ve been full-time chimney sweeps since 1979. Our technicians are experienced and trained to bring your classic chimney up to modern standards.

Ready to let someone bring your chimney system into the modern era? Also, keeping your safety and comfort in mind? Call Hudson Chimney today at 904-282-4159. For your convenience you can also request an appointment online.

A Home Inspector is Not a Chimney Inspector

If you are familiar with real estate, mortgage brokers, or state and municipal codes, you may be familiar with home inspectors. The are NOT to be confused with a chimney inspector. Expecting a home inspector to properly assess the complex workings of the chimney system? That’s like expecting a sport’s car expert to inspect an RV. They are similar, yes. They have some of the same features, yes. However, there is a lot more to the RV than the car. Likewise, there is a lot more to a chimney than meets the eye.

A Home Inspector is Not a Chimney Inspector Image - Jacksonville FL- Hudson ChimneyThe CSIA Difference

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has been the industry standard for training, education, and certification since the 1980’s. Members are required to undergo aggressive training and field hours. They also have to re-certify every three years by way of exam or continued education.

Only a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps® (CCS) has the experience and expertise to inspect the entire chimney system properly. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) along with CSIA recommends annual chimney inspections. There are three levels of inspections:

  • Level One
    This is the annual inspection. It’s scheduled when no changes are made to the chimney system. This inspection is a visual check of all easily accessible parts of the chimney system.
  • Level Two
    This inspection should be scheduled when the chimney system is changed in any way. For example, when fuel is changed, appliances are installed, or there has been parts repair or replacement. This will happen when a level one inspection requires further investigation. It involves accessing hidden portions of the chimney system.
  • Level Three
    This is the most thorough inspection. It’s scheduled when a level two inspection requires further investigation. During a level three inspection parts of the home can be removed. This allows access to all parts of the chimney system. These include areas surrounding the chimney system, like in attics, crawl spaces, and behind walls.

Why These Levels of Inspection are Important

The three levels of chimney inspections include any issue that might arise with the chimney. Even the level one inspection is more thorough than that of a home inspector. According to Total Home Inspection the home inspector will assess the visible parts of the chimney. These include the flashing, masonry, and chimney cap. However, a home inspector or general contractor does not have the trained eye that a certified chimney sweep does. By the time a chimney reaches the level of damage that an inspector checklist describes, (damaged brick, cracked joints, staining) it could be overwhelming. Regardless, there is more than likely extensive damage that would have been noticed first by a certified chimney sweep.

Legal Documentation

Scheduling an inspection of your chimney may be for real estate sales, property ownership transfer, or an insurance policy. No matter the reason, you want to be sure your documentation will be accepted. Hudson Chimney not only offers inspection services. We offer video documentation of the interior of the chimney, as well as a detailed report for your records. The CCS credential is what your insurance, loan, or real estate broker will look for. Choose a certified chimney sweep every time.

Call Hudson Chimney and ask about our inspection services today or request an appointment online!

5 Tips for Making and Keeping Appointments

As the evenings get cooler and days grow shorter, we’re inching closer to burning season. If you have a fireplace, stove, or other heating appliance you are probably in tune with the signs that tell you burning season is coming quickly. If fall is approaching and you haven’t had your chimney cleaned since last burning season, you should schedule a chimney sweep now. While scheduling your chimney maintenance you can keep this five things in mind to ease the process.

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Find a Chimney Sweep You Can Trust

Before scheduling your chimney maintenance, you should find a chimney sweep that is CSIA certified. Check online reviews, and call if you have questions before scheduling an appointment. You will be spending your hard-earned money and putting your home in the hands of this chimney sweep, so you should be able to trust them.

Schedule in Advance

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend regular chimney sweeps and annual chimney inspections. Schedule these appointments in advance, and avoid the hassle of scheduling during the fall rush or during the winter. It’s often frustrating to schedule chimney maintenance during the winter because you can’t use your chimney for 24 hours before the appointment. If you need repairs, replacements, or rebuilds your chimney will be out of commission for even longer. Avoid this headache by scheduling in advance.

Prepare for Your Chimney Sweep’s Visit

Prepare for the chimney maintenance by discontinuing use of the chimney for 24 hours prior to the cleaning. Before the visit you should also clear a space of about 6 feet in front of the fireplace or appliance, as well as remove all sentimental items and valuables from the mantel and around the fireplace.

Maximize Your Time With the Sweep

Some chimney sweep companies might not allow distractions while their CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) works, but this is a great time to learn about the chimney system. Hudson Chimney is happy to accommodate homeowners who’d like to watch our technicians work. Ask questions while our sweep is working—he’ll let you know if he’s too busy to interact with you. It is our goal as CSIA members to educate homeowners above all else. Chimney safety starts with you.

Follow Recommendations from the Sweep

Depending on what your technician is doing, whether a sweep or inspection, he should offer expert advice. You should listen to the professionals you hire to work on your chimney. There is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion, but when it comes to a professional opinion about a repair or replacement, you should plan these things sooner rather than later. When you wait to repair a damaged chimney you can cause more damage and raise the risk of fire.

It’s important to schedule and keep chimney maintenance appointments, and by keeping these tips in mind you can avoid missing something important that may save you time and money.

If you’re ready to schedule your chimney appointment call Hudson Chimney at 904-282-4159 or request an appointment online.

Factory-Built Fireplaces and Their Care

When you’re building or remodeling a home you don’t have to stick with a traditional fireplace. If you’re unable to install a traditional masonry fireplace with adequate foundation, there are other options available. Factory-built fireplaces offer a variety of designs as well as freedom of placement because they’re lighter and don’t require a foundation for support. By choosing a factory-built fireplace you can enjoy a beautiful fireplace for a fraction of the time and cost of a masonry chimney installation.

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Your Prefab Fireplace

Your prefabricated or factory-built fireplace can match most home designs and can be installed in any location because of it’s lightweight design and refractory walls. Although you have the freedom to choose it’s location, you cannot use just any chimney for a factory-built fireplace. Each prefab fireplace is fitted with a chimney that has been tested with the fireplace and they’re engineered to work safely and efficiently as one unit.

Remember Professional Maintenance

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)  installation of the unit is critical for safe operation as well as efficiency and longevity. It’s also vitally important to schedule regular chimney sweeps as well as annual chimney inspections. It’s at these appointments that a certified chimney sweep will notice problems with your prefab fireplace and chimney. Catching any problems early will save you money and problems later.

What You Can Do

While keeping up with your routine maintenance with a professional chimney sweep, there are also things you can do to keep your fireplace and chimney in tip-top shape.

  1.  Keep the damper fully open from the start of the fire until it is completely out.
  2. Avoid overloading the fireplace, which can burn too hot or cause logs to roll out.
  3. Only burn properly seasoned wood in your fireplace. Avoid burning paper products, trash, and any other household items.
  4.  Never use liquid fuel to light a fire in your fireplace. If you have trouble lighting your fire, consider trying a top-down fire.
  5. Close the screen to prevent sparks from flying out of the fireplace. The glass doors are not to be closed until the fire is almost out.
  6.  Do not change appliances or install a wood-burning stove or insert into a factory-built fireplace. The chimney is designed for your specific fireplace. You should have a professional inspect your chimney system if you make changes.
  7.  Empty ashes from the firebox regularly to avoid buildup and foul odors. Excessive ash in the firebox can cause logs to roll out. Since prefab fireplaces aren’t designed to burn all the time, a buildup of ashes can cause the fireplace to smell of ashes when it isn’t lit.
  8.  Follow manufacturer’s instructions, which should be given to you upon installation.
  9. Check the firebox for damage periodically. Cracks in the refractory walls need to be assessed by a professional.

No amount of maintenance can replace professional expertise. Hudson Chimney is trained and experienced in installing, servicing, and replacing factory-built fireplaces in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Call 904-282-4159 and speak to a Hudson Chimney technician today.

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