All posts tagged "chimney"
Show Notes: FALL IS OFFICIALLY HERE!
Show Notes for On The House with the Carey Brothers recorded on September 22, 2018 FALL IS OFFICIALLY HERE! We have some tips and tricks for dealing with the coming wet weather – including chimney leaks, termites,...
- Posted September 22, 2018
Maintain Your Fireplace
With Santa soon to make his way down chimneys all across America it’s a great time to maintain your fireplace and chimney to make sure that they are clean and safe. Creosote, a highly flammable residue, which...
- Posted December 20, 2014
Adding a chimney pillow can help you stay warm. When winter winds blow when a fireplace is not being used, much expensive heated room air often escapes through a leaky chimney damper. That’s now easily corrected by...
- Posted November 27, 2014
Chimney Rain Cap
“Barnaby Jones” made its TV debut in 1973. In one episode, Barnaby got a call from his daughter-in law, Betty Jones. She had a chimney with peeling paint. “Easy enough to fix,” he said. “We’ll just repaint...
- Posted July 28, 2014
Fireplace Not Drawing Right? “Suck It Up”
Got a fireplace that just doesn’t draw right…with smoky back-draft that ruins your night? Learn how a chimney fan can help you clear the air! Here’s what to do: From deep within the Carey Brothers vault of...
- Posted May 9, 2014
Clean Your Chimney Mess Free
Nov. 20 is the great American “smokeout,” when folks are urged to quit smoking for a day. It’s a good day to clean your fireplace flue to keep it from smoking, too. Cleaning a flue is a...
- Posted May 4, 2014
The Importance of Chimney Safety
Dick Van Dyke, who played a chimney sweep in “Mary Poppins,” and who made that profession better known, was born December 13, 1925. Whereas he clowned around about being a “sweep,” it’s serious business. Problems often stem...
- Posted May 4, 2014
April showers bring home repairs
That old rhyme “April showers bring May flowers” may be true for your garden, but for colder parts of the country, April is also the first post-snow opportunity to inspect your roof. Unless you have experience working...
- Posted April 2, 2014
Chimney Safety-Firewood Knows
Dick Van Dyke, who played a chimney sweep in “Mary Poppins,” and who made that profession better known, was born many decades ago. Whereas he clowned around about being a “sweep,” it’s serious business. Problems often stem...
- Posted March 25, 2014
Chimney Flue Check Up
When was the last time you checked your chimney? Last year? Never? You may be playing with fire (literally!) Today you’ll learn how to check your flue; what to look for and what to do to avoid...
- Posted March 24, 2014