Don’t Overdecorate Your Fireplace!

Now that Christmas is around the corner, it’s time to get the Christmas decorations out and get in the holiday spirit. It’s tempting to go all out, to make sure that every corner is filled with holiday cheer. If you’re fortunate enough to own a fireplace, then you...

How to Light Your Pilot Light

Now that fall is about over and winter is just around the corner, you’ll be wanting to spend some of those cool nights cozied up in your living room, all warm and snuggly. Before those cold evenings strike, though, it’s a good idea to make sure that your furnace is...

We Service Wood Stoves

Dominion Chimney Service It’s autumn and with the beautiful fall weather comes lovely evenings that smell like burning leaves and pumpkin bars. The breeze is cool and you can feel winter in the air. Now is the time to make sure your wood burning appliance is running...

Proper Ash Disposal

Now that the weather is starting to get cooler, your thoughts are probably starting to turn to evenings spent inside your house, sitting around the table and playing games with your family, helping the kids with homework, sharing stories about your day as you eat a...

Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week is Sunday, October 7 through Saturday, October 13. This is a great time to review your fire safety procedures and to make sure that your fireplace and chimney system are running safely and efficiently, and at Old Dominion Chimney Service,...

How Video Inspections Work

Did you know that there are three levels of chimney inspections? Most people assume that when they call a chimney sweep for an annual inspection and cleaning that it’s a simple glance over of the actual fireplace and chimney to see if there is any outward damage,...

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...