Fall and Winter are Around the Corner. Fireplace Maintenance Should Be Done Now

You might not want to think about it, but the end of summer is rapidly approaching. And before too long: The kids will be back in school. You’ll be back to work (if you took time off). The days will get shorter and the nights colder. School and family commitments will take up your time. […]

Why Now is the Right Time to Start Thinking About Buying a New Woodstove (and Ordering Firewood Too)

 It’s June. The official start of summer (Thursday, June 21) is just around the corner. The weather’s gorgeous. The sun is shining. The skies are clear. It’s also the perfect time to think about purchasing a new woodstove from Stamford Fireplaces for your home. Here’s why. Supply and demand Most people in Niagara Falls […]

A (Very Brief) History of Chimney Sweeping and Why It’s More Important than Ever

Have you ever seen Mary Poppins? Remember Bert the chimney sweep? He was a happy-go-lucky fellow perpetually covered in soot and singing “Chim Chim Cher-ee” along the rooftops with his chimney sweep friends. Hundreds of years ago, chimney sweeping was an honorable and noble service that only the wealthy could afford. Today, chimney sweeping is […]

How Often Should I Get My Chimney Cleaned?

Chimney cleaning isn’t a cosmetic job. It’s 100% about safety. The creosote and other byproducts left after a season of warm fires are a danger many homeowners don’t acknowledge. It only takes a small amount of creosote sticking to the walls high up your chimney to start a fire you won’t even know is burning […]