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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Fireplace

Actionable Advice from the Experts:
Industry Leaders in Masonry, Chimney Sweeping, and Home Improvement:
Here at Davis Brothers, we offer chimney sweep, masonry, and home improvement services to all residents across the Atlantic County region. Our knowledgeable team has a great reputation, combining experience and knowledge and applying this to all jobs involving Atlantic County masonry.

Keeping your Fireplace Clean:
Over the years, we have worked on hundreds of fireplaces for our clients. That’s why we’ve decided to pool our expert knowledge and give our readers some actionable spring cleaning tips.

Call in the Experts at Least Once a Year
If you own a wood-burning fireplace, you should have your fireplace inspected at least once a year by a professional. By thoroughly sweeping your chimney, they will clear up any build up of creosote that may be putting you and your family at risk of fire and exposure to toxic fumes.

Remove Ash Regularly:
Keep your eye on wood ashes and remove them when they begin to smell or they get in the way or building a fire. Simply use a shovel to collect the ashes and place them in a bag to throw them in the trash. If your fireplace uses an ash dump, push all the ash through the metal plate in the floor of your fireplace. Then, use a vacuum to clean up the remaining ashes around the fireplace. Try and wait for 72 since your last fire to start any ash cleanup to avoid dealing with hot ashes.

Take Steps to Keep Animals Out:
Your fireplace is directly connected to the great outdoors via your chimney. This makes it a perfect entrance for animals that may want a warm place to rest in the winter months. Therefore, it’s crucial to make sure that your chimney cap is in full working order, with mesh in place to work as a barrier against unwanted guests.

Clean the Area Surrounding Your Fireplace:
Check the area that surrounds your fireplace and make sure that all of the brickwork is chip and crack free. Clear away any flammable or combustible objects from the fireplace and consider using a fire screen to keep the area safe. If you have a fire extinguisher stored near the fireplace, check that it hasn’t been kept past its expiry date, if it has, it will need replacing.

We are at hand to solve any fireplace related problems and come highly recommended for our premium brick pointing in Atlantic County, NJ, and surrounding areas. Click here to get a free quote today.

3 Reasons to Get a Free Estimate on a Stucco Chimney Repair or Replacement from Davis Brothers Chimney Sweep & Masonry

Like the rest of your house, your stucco chimney requires attention and maintenance. Without proper care, a stucco chimney can fall into a state of disrepair. When this happens, the chimney needs fixing or replacement.

That’s where Davis Brothers Chimney Sweep & Masonry can help. For five generations, we’ve been attending to all kinds of chimney needs in Cape May County, NJ, Atlantic County, NJ, and Cumberland County, NJ, including stucco and masonry chimney repairs, chimney pointing, and, of course, chimney sweeping.

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3 Safety Tips to Remember When Using Your Fireplace

As much as we all love to sit, unwind and relax by the fireplace, it is important to remember all of the essential safety tips that homeowners with a chimney fireplace should follow. Accidents can happen at a moment’s notice. When dealing with fire, it’s important for homeowners to know what to do if an accident should come about.

At Davis Brothers Masonry, the top choice for foundation repair in Voorhees, NJ, and other local areas, we provide tips so that people can safely enjoy their chimney. Here are some tips for burning wood in your fireplace responsibly:

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3 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Chimney for Fall

As the summer weather finally starts to leave the area, many homeowners all across South Jersey will soon be preparing their home for the winter weather. The upper East Coast is home to some very grueling winters. Between heavy rain, snow and freezing temperatures, making sure your home is able to handle Mother Nature come January and February is very important.

At Davis Brothers Masonry, a leading fireplace maintenance company in Cherry Hill, NJ, and the surrounding areas, we know firsthand how brutal the winter storms and temperatures can be. We also know how much damage can be done to a building that isn’t prepared for the winter weather. Aside from making sure your windows, siding and roof are in good condition before winter, you should also do the same for your chimney. Here are a few ways we tell homeowners to prepare their chimney for the colder weather:

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3 Reasons Why Customers Turn to Davis Brothers Chimney Sweep & Masonry

Anyone who has a chimney in their home understands how crucial it is to have a reliable masonry company they can depend on. Whether it’s for chimney repair, an annual chimney cleaning, or brick pointing in Cherry Hill, NJ, or another local area, it’s important to have a company you can trust. South Jersey homeowners in need of a company that they can depend on are encouraged to consider Davis Brothers Chimney Sweep & Masonry. Located in Egg Harbor Township, we are proud to be a top choice for chimney sweep in Cumberland County.

Here are just some of the reasons why homeowners continue to rely on us for all their chimney needs year after year:

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The 3 Foundational Parts of Your Home that Need Regular Maintenance

We’ve all heard people say something like: “you need to have a good foundation before you can succeed.” Of course, these people could be talking about a variety of things: work, education, etc. But the most literal thing that people need a good foundation for is their home.

We can all agree that the strongest part of your home should be its foundation. If a house is built on a weak foundation, everything built on top of it is at risk of collapsing. Most people don’t think about the current condition of their home’s foundation, especially if their basement is finished, but it is essential to check up on to ensure its quality. We offer foundation crack repair in Atlantic County, NJ and the surrounding areas to help people make sure that their home is built on a safe and solid foundation.

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3 Reasons To Have Your Chimney Professionally Cleaned This Summer

Although many homeowners may fancy themselves when it comes to fixing things around the house, there is one area that should always be left to the professionals: chimneys. A dirty chimney can be dangerous because it can be a serious health risk for you and your family. Let the experts at Davis Brothers Chimney Sweep & Masonry handle your chimney needs. As the leading Cape May, NJ masonry company, we have proudly served the South Jersey area for over 50 years.

Here are three reasons you should have your chimney cleaned by the professionals at Davis Brothers Chimney Sweep & Masonry:

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