Home Safe Hearth & Chimney's Blog

The Dangers of Ivy on Your Chimney

When it comes to decorating your chimney, growing ivy around it may seem like the obvious choice. This plant helps add to the old charm often associated with chimneys and encourages that more rustic look that many people love. Yet, when it comes down to it, ivy is not ideal for chimney décor and will likely cause more damage and expense than it is worth. Continue reading for some of the main issues involved with growing ivy on your chimney. Read more…?

Facts About HeatShield®

Your chimney’s flue is an often overlooked but very important component to your fireplace. A properly functioning flue is the means by which smoke and waste gasses produced by your fireplace are expelled out of your home. Occasionally, it falls privy to gaps, cracks, spalling as well as many other types of wear and tear. This leads to the potential for dangerous gasses to leak into your home. Naturally, it’s important to ensure that any damages to the flue are promptly repaired. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends yearly inspections in order to catch these unnoticed problems. In recent years, a viable option for many facing these kinds of repairs is HeatShield® Cerfractory Sealant. Read more…?

Typical Masonry Repairs

When approaching the time of year when you know your masonry chimney will be put to more extensive use, it is important to have it inspected and checked for safety. There are many issues that typically arise with masonry that may need attention and repair before it is put to regular use. By being a responsible homeowner and getting inspections done on your brickwork on a consistent basis, you can be assured that your masonry will be efficiently maintained. This not only decreases the likelihood of more expensive fixes in the future, it also ensures that you can enjoy your masonry to its fullest potential, knowing that all the proper precautions were taken. Read more…?

Don’t Wait Until Fall to Have Your Chimney Serviced

Believe it or not – the dog days of summer are coming to an end. Before long, the kids will be back in school, and you will find yourself busier than ever. The season of fall brings with it many to-do lists, so getting ahead of some things now can make your life easier. Once September arrives, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps at Home Safe Hearth & Chimney are very busy cleaning and inspecting chimneys, and it can be difficult to schedule an appointment for your annual chimney maintenance services. Read more…?

Explaining Creosote and How It Threatens Your Chimney

As a home and fireplace owner, you might be looking for ways to prevent damage to your investment. Getting educated about various threats to your fireplace and chimney is a good place to start.
If you’ve read any amount of literature on your fireplace and chimney, the word creosote might have come up in your reading from time to time, and it’s easy to see why: creosote is among the foremost harmful by-products of utilizing your fireplace. Letting too much creosote build up in your chimney could be disastrous, costly and even deadly. Read more…?

Published by Bart Ogden and tagged with: Tags: , , , , , | No Comments

Water Leaks May Be From Your Chimney

Whether you are experiencing a current water leak or just the stains and damage of a prior water leak it’s important to locate the source of the leak and correct the problem before extensive damage is done. Home Safe Hearth & Chimney Inc has investigative resources and tools to help pinpoint the location(s) of the leak(s) and make the necessary repairs for homeowners in the Wichita, Kansas area. Read more…?

Published by Bart Ogden and tagged with: Tags: , , , , | No Comments

What To Do If Your Chimney Stinks

Nonsense in your home is a good thing especially when it is combined with lots of smiles and laughter. Non-scents is also a good thing, especially after you have corrected the cause of a formerly stinky chimney and fireplace. Home Safe Hearth & Chimney alleviates the problem of foul smelling chimneys and fireplaces for homeowners in Wichita and the surround communities. Read more…?

We Love Wichita

Wichita, Kansas is a wonderful place to call home and Home Safe Hearth & Chimney is proud to live here and to own a business here. We love so many things about serving the homeowners that live here and are proud to hang our hat in beautiful Wichita, Kansas. Let’s take a minute to appreciate all the great things about visiting and living in Wichita. Read more…?

Published by Bart Ogden and tagged with: Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments

Importance Of Using A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep

You want the best doctor for you and the best car for your family, why wouldn’t you want the best home maintenance professionals for your house? Being a homeowner involves a lot of responsibility, and any experienced homeowner will tell you that prevention and maintenance is the biggest step towards keeping your home beautiful and safe. Having your chimney professionally swept is necessary to maintain the integrity of your wood-burning appliance. Beyond this, hiring a CSIA certified chimney sweep will guarantee your chimney is swept efficiently, safely and thoroughly. Read more…?

Watch For Chimney Damage After Storms

Storms can be traumatic. Whether it’s a snow and ice storm, thunderstorm with hail and lightning, tornado, or any extremely cold or hot spell your chimney will probably be damaged. Home Safe Hearth & Chimney has seen it happen over and over. And worse than the apparent exterior damage, is the internal damage happening during a storm. Read more…?

Visit Our 3,000 sq ft Showroom!

Home Safe Hearth & Chimney | 504 St. Francis S Wichita, Kansas, 67202
Hours: M-F 9am to 5pm. Saturdays 9am to 1pm.
After-Hours Showroom Appointments Available Upon Request.