Can I Install a Wood Stove Myself?

It’s not hard to understand the appeal of a DIY home improvement project. You don’t have to deal with late construction workers, you get to work at your own pace, and you can keep an extra few dollars in your pocket. That said, while some tasks are easy to...

Is It Worth Sealing a Chimney?

Given where we live, rain and snow are a fact of life. And with all that lovely precipitation, comes the chance of that water getting into your chimney system. If you’ve read some of our other blogs, you know that water and your chimney are not a match made in heaven....

How Long Does a Chimney Chase Cover Last?

Just like houses and the families within them, each and every chimney is a little different and unique in its own special way. Sure, the functionality is always the same – to release the smoke and exhaust created during combustion and properly ventilate the home...

How Do You Check Inside a Chimney?

Who doesn’t love a cozy fire on a chilly evening? Being able to enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a glowing fire is something that most people enjoy, especially here in the Midwest. But what happens if your chimney is unsafe to use? The better question is, how would...

What Should I Inspect On a Chimney?

Who doesn’t love a good DIY project? Are you itching for your next one? Maybe you just learned that you need to have your home’s chimney system inspected each year and want to tackle it yourself. Well… let’s pump the brakes on that one for now, so we can help...

When Should I Replace My Gas Fireplace Logs?

We don’t know! There, I got your attention because that probably wasn’t the answer you were expecting. At Ozark Stove and Chimney, it’s not that we don’t know what we are talking about when it comes to gas fireplace services and,  specifically, gas fireplace logs (I...