Leaky Chimney?

When it comes to your chimney’s health, there are many things that can be detrimental to it. However, a good number of issues associated with poor chimney health can be traced back to moisture intrusion in your chimney. Having a leaky chimney can lead to all sorts of...
We Proudly Serve the NW Chicagoland Area

We Proudly Serve the NW Chicagoland Area

At Leonard & Sons, we’ve been serving the Chicagoland area since 1966. We believe that being in business this long is directly related to our relationships with our customers. Our longevity in the chimney sweeping business has given us the opportunity to learn...

We Do Dryer Vents!

When you think of Leonard and Sons, you probably associate us with being Chicagoland’s number one chimney maintenance provider. However, as a building service, we are proud that we can provide the city we love with more than just top-notch chimney and fireplace...

How to Keep Rain Out of Your Chimney

Once it gets warmer out, we here at Leonard and Son’s start to see a rise in the number of calls we get regarding leaky chimneys. Water leaking in the fireplace, water stains on brickwork and unpleasant smells from the chimney are some of the more common complaints...

We can remove fireplace stains!

Your fireplace is the focal point of your home. However, it can be frustrating when you are forced to focus on its unsightly stains, instead of the beauty it adds to your living area. Over the years, soot and salts accumulate on your masonry, creating an unsightly...

Why You Need a CSIA-Certified Sweep

When you think about it, owning a chimney is a big responsibility. When you operate your chimney, you are burning fuel at high heats. You need to be sure that every component of your chimney is being maintained and in tip-top shape, otherwise, you may be putting your...

How to Best Maintain Gas Logs

Owning a gas log fireplace is very convenient. It’s wonderful being able to turn a fire on with a flip of a switch. A common misconception is that gas logs require no maintenance at all. However, just like a traditional fireplace, gas log fireplaces also need periodic...

What is smoke chamber parging?

If you’ve read through our blogs, you’ve probably come to learn that your chimney system is a lot more complicated than you originally thought it was. In fact, trying to remember all the components of your chimney and how they function can be a little overwhelming....

What to Do With Your Fireplace in the Warmer Months

Spring is here and soon it will be warm enough that you won’t be using your fireplace for a while. Your home may not seem a cheery without a warm fire dancing in your fireplace, but it usually doesn’t make sense to have a fire in your fireplace during the summer. So,...

Refresh Your House with Tuckpointing

Have you noticed that your home’s masonry is looking a little worse for wear? Are pieces of the mortar between your brickwork loose or falling out of place? If so, our expert masons at Leonard & Sons can restore your home and have it looking like new again with a...