How to Hire a Chimney Sweep

Posted by Karen Duke on 8/30/2018 to News
We don't hire out as chimney sweeps any more, so here's some advice on how to find the right company to take care of your chimney cleaning.

Looking for a Chimney Sweep?

Posted by on 11/3/2017 to News
Here's our highest recommendation for a chimney sweep in the Richmond, VA area.

Victorian Housemaids and their Fireplace Duties

Posted by on 3/22/2017 to News
Before central heating, all rooms were warmed with a fireplace or, in the latter part of the Victorian era, with wood or coal stoves. So who kept all those fires going? 

Cleaning Soot Stains From Brick

Posted by on 10/17/2016 to News
Cleaning Soot Stains From Brick
How to clean soot stains from brick (and how to prevent that soot from happening again!)