Anatomy of a Chimney

When most people think of chimneys, they think of fireplaces. For thousands of years, we have gathered around an open fire for a sense of warmth, safety, family and friends, and the fireplace is still a focus of gathering in homes. [Read more…]

What Spring Cleaning Means for your Chimney and Fireplace

When you look at a chimney, you don’t always see the signs of wear and tear. You may see a little erosion on your chimney’s outdoor brick sides, but you probably can’t see any of the most common issues that occur on the inside.  After years in business, we at Boston Best Chimney have seen it all! [Read more…]

THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME…Have Your Chimney Inspected!

Signs of Spring at Last!!

There is always a spring real estate market and if you are getting ready to buy or sell, we are encouraging you to include a chimney inspection as part of your plan. Whether you are buying or selling a home, many homeowners falsely believe that a home inspection will find any chimney related issues.
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Get Ready for Spring

It’s that time of year when we might still have a few snowy days, but we start seeing more rainy ones. It’s usually when homeowners take notice of any issues with their chimneys. [Read more…]

Heat with Firewood or Gas

What could be better than a roaring fire on a cold night? Let’s consider a fire that needs no tending, requires minimal cleanup, and provides heat for you home. That’s what you get with today’s gas fireplaces. Modern versions are very realistic. They have glowing red embers and tall orange-yellow flames that dance and flicker around ceramic-fiber logs molded from the real thing. This month we want to introduce you to whats possible for you today with gas inserts. [Read more…]

Is Your Chimney Smoking In Your House?

An evening in front of the fireplace should be a soothing and relaxing experience.

However, there is nothing particularly soothing about a room filling up with smoke.

There are many reasons that smoke leaks into a home and this month we offer you some of the most common causes and solutions. [Read more…]

Stay Safe, Stay Warm!

Winter Storm Grayson is here and as ferocious as they thought! Snow days can be fun, but here are a few tips to safely weather the storm:

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Fireplace Safety During the Winter Holidays

We hope you are enjoying the warmish temperatures at the start of this Winter, but as New Englanders, we know the cold is on the way, as are the holidays!

The winter holiday season can be a joyous time of the year. Bright decorations on the mantle make warming by the fireplace even more special than usual.

As you prepare your home for the holidays, we want to share with you some special fire prevention steps to ensure your safety. [Read more…]

Tile Breaking

What is it?
Tile breaking is a process of breaking out and removing interior clay tiles in a flue. [Read more…]

Home Chimney Liners? What’s right for me?

Home chimney liners from Boston's Best ChimneyWell, that depends….What are you venting?

Different applications call for different types of home chimney liners. Fireplace liners are larger diameter stainless steel, heating flue liners can be 316 alloy stainless, AL29-4C alloy stainless or aluminum. All these vary significantly in price. [Read more…]