Why We Recommend Draft Fans

If you are a chimney owner, then it’s very important to understand draft. You know it has to do with the efficiency of your fire, but do you understand how it works? Did you know that there are products you can install to help with proper draft? When you...

What is the Purpose of a Chimney Crown?

A crown is a covering. For example, royalty wear crowns on their heads and you put a crown on a tooth to protect it from further damage. Crown molding, according to Merriam-Webster, is “molding that crowns a surface or structure; especially molding that runs between...

We Do Gutter Cleaning

When it comes to chimney inspection and cleaning, you know to trust our professionals at Black Velvet Chimney. We are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified, which means all of our employees have the best training. In addition, our team are always...

Is Your Dryer Vent a Hazard?

If you live in Texas, you know, without a doubt, to not mess with a rattlesnake because they are very dangerous. Did you know that there are also household dangers that could be putting you and your family at risk, especially relating to your dryer? Yes, we are...

Your Chimney Could Be Leaking

A fireplace is for the most part fairly low maintenance. If it’s a wood burning appliance, you will have to either cut wood or buy it, and you will also need to clean out the firebox between every couple of burns. Most importantly, you need to schedule your chimney...

Spring Cleaning? Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned!

As winter wears on, sometimes you just get in the mood to clean. Not just cleaning that simply requires dusting and vacuuming, or making the beds and putting away the clothes, but cleaning that involves a much more thorough scrubbing and decluttering of your house. It...