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...

Fix Your Smoke Chamber This Spring

Springtime is fix-it time! It always feels good to do some deep-down spring cleaning, and as you clean, you’ll notice things that need repair. You might notice some loose trim as you wash your walls and woodwork or some paint that needs to be touched up. There’s...

Spring Clean Your Fireplace

There are things that you can do year-round to make sure that your fireplace stays in good shape. In the winter, you’ll want to make sure that you use the right type of wood so that there isn’t an additional amount of creosote build-up on the interior of your chimney....

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...