Are You Burning Seasoned Firewood in Johnstown? According to The Chimney Guys, You Should Be

Burning seasoned wood is one way to avoid a smoky living space and encourage cleaner fires. If you live in Johnstown, Tylers Corners, Ralph, Appleton, Panhandle Corners, Croton, Alexandria, New Way, Beech, Center Village, Ash, Scott Corners, New Albany, Newark, Pickerington, or anywhere nearby, rely on us for more tips and quality care.

Wondering what you can do, as a homeowner, to keep your chimney and fireplace functioning well with every burning season? Well, one big tip we encourage is burning seasoned firewood – and only seasoned firewood.

What Is Seasoned Wood?

Seasoned firewood is wood that has been adequately dried out, ideally for at least a 6-month period. Fresh or wet wood isn’t good to use because your fire is forced to use up energy burning through all that extra water. As it burns, vapors are formed that leave you with a fire that produces a lot of smoke, doesn’t burn as hot, and increases creosote accumulation.

How can you tell wet wood from seasoned wood? Seasoned wood will be lighter in weight, likely with darkened, split ends. It will also make a hollow clunking noise when smacked against another piece (as opposed to a dull thud).

We suggest seasoning your own wood to ensure it’s in prime condition for burning or, if you’re buying, using a moisture meter, which will let you know precisely if the wood is ready for the fire. Well-seasoned wood will hold a moisture content of around 15 – 25%.

Ready to Book Services?

We’re happy to troubleshoot any and all of your chimney or fireplace issues. If you have concerns, book your next cleaning or inspection today.

We offer level 1, 2, and 3 inspections, as well as virtual assessments, real estate inspections, and gas fireplace services. And if buildup is present? Be sure to book a sweeping. And keep in mind that we offer furnace flue cleanings too!

We Also Offer Repairs & Installation Services

If your inspection revealed damages that need to be professionally addressed, we’re happy to help with those too. Our chimney repair services include:


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If it’s a new system you’re interested in, book stove installation services with us right away. We sell and install both wood stoves and gas stoves, and we’d love to be your trusted crew from start to finish.

We’re Happy to Travel to You

Where do you live in Johnstown? We’re happy to travel to Main Street, Mink Street, Buena Vista Drive, Benedict Drive, Maple Street, Williams Street, Saratoga Drive, Lakeview Drive, Sunset Drive, Hillview Drive, Kyber Run Circle, Bigelow Drive, Oregon Street, Endeavor Court, Douglas Street, Central Station Drive, Elm Street, or any of the courts, roads, and boulevards in between.

Or if you live in or near Mount Vernon, Barrick Corners, Jersey, Cokesbury Corners, Reynoldsburg, or Westerville, call us at 614-446-1221 or reach out online today.


Living in Newark? Great! We’ll be seeing you when our trucks travel to that portion of our service area for regular professional chimney services.