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Common Chimney Issues During Summer

Common Chimney Issues During Summer

Your fireplace and chimney probably sit idle during the summer months, so that means there’s nothing to worry about, right? Well, not quite. You see, it’s not uncommon for your chimney to suffer issues during the off-season that can affect its performance and your...
Shawnee, KS Wood & Gas Fireplace Inserts

Shawnee, KS Wood & Gas Fireplace Inserts

A fireplace insert is a fantastic and cost-effective way to update an outdated fireplace or even install a fireplace in a home without an existing chimney! It is also an excellent way to convert a wood-burning fireplace to gas and vice versa. At Fluesbrothers Chimney...
Should You Use a Chimney Sealant?

Should You Use a Chimney Sealant?

If you’ve been wondering- should you use a chimney sealant, then you need to understand its purpose. If you have a masonry chimney made with mortar and materials such as brick, stone, or cement, it is more vulnerable to moisture. A Masonry Chimney’s Enemy...
Benefits of Annual Chimney Inspections

Benefits of Annual Chimney Inspections

It is the time of year when Overland Park, KS, families are enjoying the warmth of the glowing flames from their gas or wood-burning fireplace. However, many homeowners may not realize that creosote, small animals, debris, and undetected masonry & brick damage may...
Does Snow Cause Damage to Chimneys?

Does Snow Cause Damage to Chimneys?

This year the Kansas City Metro area is experiencing a wild winter season as we are being inundated with severe thunderstorms that are having a significant impact across the Midwest. Our area typically averages just 14.5 inches of snowfall annually, 50 percent less...
Protective Components of Your Chimney

Protective Components of Your Chimney

Your chimney is one of the most vital protective components of your home. Simply put, the impressive masonry structure allows you to safely operate your fireplace or heating stove on those frigid winter days in the Kansas City area. There are also several chimney...