Spotting Chimney Damage

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of a quality chimney inspection and cleaning. At Old Dominion Chimney Service, we take pride in making sure that everything is up and running smoothly so that you can enjoy your fireplace during the cold weather. Keep...

The Value of Heat Shield

A liner usually serves the purpose of protection. It can add an extra layer of thickness, as when your coat or skirt is lined, or it can be a protective layer between two things as in the case of your chimney liner, which is a layer of protection between your brick...

Fire Safety

Now that the holidays are past, it’s time to settle in and enjoy some quiet, snuggly evenings out of the cold winter breezes. Somehow there’s nothing quite as relaxing as watching a fire snap and crackle while sipping hot cider or some smooth, creamy hot chocolate....

Identifying Chimney Masonry Damage

Chimneys seem like such indestructible structures. They can withstand many elements and not budge. But although they appear to be indestructible, they actually aren’t. There are many things that can cause damage to your chimney, and it’s important to keep it inspected...

What is Seasoned Firewood?

When you think about seasoning, you probably think about cooking. With just the right seasoning, you can turn an ordinary meal into something special. The right blend of seasoning turns a good roast into a great one. Or maybe you think about seasoning your new cast...

Gas Logs Need Maintenance, Too!

So, you made the switch from wood to gas in your fireplace. There are some definite conveniences when you do this! You can have a fire going at the flip of a switch. Not to mention, you don’t have to go out and chop wood or spend money buying seasoned firewood....

All About Chimney Liners

You may be wondering what the purpose of a chimney liner is. The name does tell you a lot – it lines your chimney. Most people would have the following question: Why? Your chimney seems like a very tough piece of architecture – bricks and masonry. That has...