How to Tell What Kind of Fireplace You Have

To the untrained eye, fireplaces are one in the same. They are beautiful centerpieces of any living room and an excellent heat source. However, there are actually several different types of fireplaces and fuel sources. You might have a traditional open hearth...

Gas, Wood, or Electric: Which is Better?

Hearth appliances can make or break a room, as they are not only functional but enhance from the aesthetic as well. Homeowners have many options to choose from and can almost feel overwhelmed at times. Fortunately, we’re here to help! At SirVent Chimney & Venting...

Why Would You Need Your Flue Repaired?

Why Would You Need Your Flue Repaired? The flue allows gases and smoke to properly exit your home through the chimney. Within the flue, components such as the liner can break and wear down over time. Flue damage is a major fire hazard and must be addressed...

The Risks of a Clogged Dryer Vent

The Risks of a Clogged Dryer Vent Of the 17,000 dryer fires within the last year, a leading 34% were caused by dirty or clogged vents. Dirty dryer vents are not only a major fire hazard but cause many other problems in your home as well. Fortunately, SirVent Chimney...

No Mess, No Stress Sweeping

After the scorching summer, Lexington homeowners are eager for the cooler months of autumn and winter. People complete a variety of different tasks to prepare for the cooler weather, but one is often overlooked. Many forget to schedule their annual chimney sweeping...

Keep Dangers Out With a Chimney Cap

Keep Dangers Out With a Chimney Cap The cap is vital to an efficient and functioning chimney system. As the first line of defense against the elements, it must be present and in operative condition to protect your chimney and home. If it is not, you are at risk for a...

We Tackle Glazed Creosote

As you watch the crackling fire, there is much more happening than the naked eye can detect. For example, creosote gradually builds up in the interior of your chimney as you sit there and enjoy the warmth from the fire. This type of excessive buildup is called...

Chimney Crown Repairs & Rebuild

While water helps your yard and garden flourish, it can have the opposite effect on your home. Over time, the parts of your home that are directly exposed can deteriorate and suffer from water damage. One of these components is the chimney. Your chimney must be able...

Signs You Have a Chimney Leak

When rainstorms aren’t ruining your plans, they can actually be an underrated part of the summer. Relaxing with a good book or movie as the constant pitter-patter of rain fills your home is a great way to unwind. Of course, your yard or garden could certainly use the...