Gas Logs Need Maintenance, Too!

A wood fire has a certain ambiance that can’t be beat. The crackling flames from a wooden fireplace can create such a mesmerizing, relaxing mood, but there’s a lot of work involved with a wood-burning fireplace. Cutting and hauling wood, storing it, and cleaning...

Gas vs. Wood Stoves

If you are looking to purchase a new heating appliance, you’ll want to know the facts before buying so you get the type of appliance that best suits your home and heating needs. This includes understanding the difference between gas and wood stoves. Advantages of Gas...

Chimney Crown Repair

If you’ve noticed a musty odor coming from your chimney this summer, there is likely a creosote buildup. Because creosote is a natural byproduct of burning wood, the only way to solve this problem is by limiting the amount of creosote buildup. An annual inspection and...

All About Chimney Swifts

If you’ve looked up and saw a flying gray smudge flying around, then you have most likely seen a chimney swift. This little bird is commonly found in the eastern part of the United States. Early in our history, chimney swifts nested in hollow trees. As the country...

Diagnosing Chimney Smells

There’s not much worse than having a rank odor in your home. It is just not inviting, it can permeate your clothes and hair, and it seems like you just can’t escape it. Sometimes it’s hard to find the source of the problem. You look under the couch for smelly...

We Service Gas Appliances

If you have a wood burning fireplace, you know just who to call to clean and inspect your chimney every year: Old Dominion Chimney Service. We’re experts in chimney inspection, cleaning, and repair! We also take great pride in our Chimney Safety Institute of America...

We Can Fix Your Leaky Chimney

Leaks have significantly more cons than pros. If your pipes are leaky, your water pressure will decrease and your water bills will increase. A leaky roof can also cause big problems to the interior of your home. When water gets into your walls or settles in your...

Benefits of a Top Sealing Damper

What is the most important part of your fireplace and chimney system? That’s an impossible question to answer. There are so many parts, and they each play an important role in making your fire burning experience safe and satisfying. For example, a good flue liner is...