• in Light Masonry, Retaining Walls

    Repairing or Replacing a Retaining Wall

    Retaining walls can a very tricky fix in the masonry world. There is no one-size-fits-all scenario for retaining wall repair or replacement. It all depends on the condition of the wall and how it was constructed in the first place. A well-built retaining wall: In contrast, a poorly built retaining wall: What is a retaining wall?...
  • in Chimney

    The Height of Your Chimney is Important

    You made it through another winter but you didn’t use your fire place because the last few times that you used it, it put smoke in your living room. Then in a recent chimney inspection you found out that your chimney wasn’t built high enough. What is up with that? A chimney’s height is important...
  • in Gas Fireplace

    Choosing a Gas Fireplace

    Starting to get tired of carrying in wood for that old wood burning stove. You still want a fire but not all of the mess. Maybe a gas fireplace to the house is a good idea. Maybe a gas fireplace conversion would be the ticket. Switching or installing a gas fireplace in your home is...
  • in Chimney Repair

    The Common Causes of Chimney Deterioration

    You call a chimney sweep in for a chimney cleaning and he tells you “Your chimney is deteriorating”. It is a statement that no homeowner wants to hear. It normally means extensive repairs are necessary and your fireplace is not safe. The lifespan of a chimney depends on the type, and how often it is...
  • in Water Leaks

    Preparing your fireplace for Winter

    With the cold weather here, you’re probably ready to start those fires and relax with your family, but winter fireplace prep is needed. There are a few tasks you need to add to your to-do list before you light the first match. You’ll want to start by calling a Best Cincinnati Chimney so that you...
  • in Water Leaks

    The Importance of a Chimney Sweep

    At Best Cincinnati Chimney, our chimney sweeps are certified by the CCP (Certified Chimney Professionals) and are fully trained in all aspects of Chimney care and safety. Chimneys should be cleaned every 36 fires or at least once a year, even gas appliances. The chimney uses the force of a hot flame to generate a...
  • in Chimney, Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Dampers and Caps, Chimney Liners, Chimney Repair, Chimney Sweep, Chimney Swifts, Cincinnati Chimney, Cincinnati Chimney Sweep, Clean you chimney
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    Chimney Swifts

    Best Cincinnati Chimney sees a lot of problems every year but one reoccurring problem is the presence of Chimney Swifts nesting in the chimneys. Chimney Swifts are brown and gray birds known for their cigar-shaped bodies and wide, flat beaks. While their natural habitat is in trees, the destruction of forests has resulted in them...
  • in Water Leaks

    CHOOSING A FIREPLACE

    Many homeowners choose to use a fireplace to add style and comfort to their homes. Many like the open crackle and pop of the open wood flame while others like the simplicity of the gas units. It’s a common dilemma for homeowners when they’re comparing gas fireplaces or log sets with traditional wood burning fireplaces. Best...
  • in Water Leaks

    WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A CCP CERTIFIED CHIMNEY PROFESSIONAL

    Hiring a chimney company that you can trust can be a tough task. After all, getting your chimney regularly inspected and swept is essential to the safety of your family and home. Whether it is for chimney sweeping, chimney caps, chimney crowns, or fireplace maintenance, choosing a trustworthy company is important and often challenging to ...
  • in Water Leaks

    Signs You Need a Chimney Sweep

    Having your chimney cleaned by a certified chimney professional is a serious matter. There are a few signals that will alert you to the time to schedule a cleaning.The four signs you need a chimney sweep are odors, changing seasons, the quality of your fire, and visual clues. First, let’s talk about odors Smells from...
  • in Water Leaks

    Animals in Your Chimney

     Spring and Summer in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are lovely seasons when plants and animals flourish. While this is wonderful to experience in a majority of cases, it can also cause some annoyances. Just ask anyone with allergies how much they love spring.  Extra pollen in the air isn’t the only issue that might come...
  • in Water Leaks

    Sealing your chimney and walls from the elements

    If you have a masonry chimney or walls made with mortar and materials such as brick, stone, or cement, Your chimney was designed to absorb water. That is not a good thing, but it is a fact. Water repellent sealants can help greatly. The Enemy Inside  Masonry chimneys are more susceptible to moisture. The mortar and...
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