Oliver Twist's "The Stories of the Fires"
When Were Fireplaces Invented?
Our lives these days are pretty convenient, but in ages past, people had to focus on the most basic of Read more
Does Your Chimney Have a Cricket? Or Need One?
When we talk about chimney crickets, we’re not talking about little bugs that stow away in your chimney. Rather, we’re Read more
How Long Should My Chimney Crown Last?
A chimney crown is a concrete slab that covers the entire top of a chimney, minus the flue openings. Its Read more
Are Your Chimney Bricks Spalling?
You may not have heard of “spalling” before, but you’ve definitely noticed if it’s happening to the bricks of your Read more
5 Reasons to Keep Your Chimney Clean
Homeowners who don’t keep their chimneys clean may face a variety of problems. Some of these problems can be serious Read more
Kick Off the New Year with a Safe & Clean Chimney
You’ve probably got a sizeable to-do list as the new year begins, but we’d like to suggest that you add Read more
Helpful Tips: Burning Firewood Safely & Efficiently
Getting the most out of your wood fireplace instert or wood stove in your Southern California home requires knowing a Read more
Chimney Tuckpointing: What You Need to Know
You may have heard the terms “repointing” and “tuckpointing” in relation to a chimney structure. Oliver Twist Chimney & Fireplace Read more
What to Do About a Smelly Chimney
Does your chimney smell bad? Is it forcing you to open windows, light scented candles and figure out ways to Read more
CSIA-Certified Technicians | Chimney Services
You may have seen the CSIA badge on chimney company trucks, uniforms or websites. Actually, there are several different badges Read more