Creosote F.A.Q.

Creosote.  It’s no fun to deal with and you need to know the scoop to keep your family safe.  It is understandable that you will have questions, and thankfully the Winston’s Chimney Service staff has highly educated professionals for all of your chimney needs. Q: What...

Causes of a Smoky Fireplace

Why is My Fireplace Smoky? Just as you are about to enjoy the evening with a nice warm fire and you suddenly smell smoke. In no time at all, your whole living room is filled with smoke and you feel like suffocating. You wonder where the smoke is coming from.  Lo and...

Chimney Checklist for Spring

With thoughts of spring break and spring-cleaning, you know you are one step closer to leaving the frigid cold in the past.  This also means that you will have less use out of your fireplace.  Now is the time to start with chimney maintenance and repairs so there is...

Creosote – A Primer

One of the major goals of a chimney cleaning is to remove the build-up of creosote. It is a natural by-product of burning, so it is impossible to be creosote-free, but allowing it to accumulate is dangerous. What is it? Creosote is part of the chemical products that...