This is the official blog site for Capital Chimney Corp. Our goal is to educate our clients on dangers related to fireplaces and chimneys. There are also many dangers in regards to brick work and furnace flues. In order to best serve our patrons we want to engage with our clients. We are going to post images and videos of jobs we have done in hopes that we can teach the people of Chicago about how to maintain their flues, chimneys and fireplaces!

Damaged Fireplaces in Chicago

There are many things that could be considered a damaged fireplace. There can be creosote that has built up in flue and when you go to light a fire in your fireplace the creosote catches fire and can then extend inside the house.  An improperly installed gas line can be a hazard because you could have gas exhausting right into your living quarters.  Capital Chimney Corp. suggests having your fireplace and chimney inspected at least 2 times a year. A simple chimney sweep can save your life!

Hazardous Dryer Vent and Furnace Flues in Chicago

Did you know that there are more than 15,000 fires per year from clogged dryer vents? It's true and the worst part about it is that it is a simple cleaning that is reasonably priced. Broken furnace flues can lead to the poisonous gases getting expelled into the house where you and your family live. We also suggest that your dryer vent be cleaned 2 times per year at minimum and that your furnace flues are checked at least 2 times. All of the above can be covered in our 14 point safety inspection.