What Makes Creosote Dangerous?

Smoke and soot are well known to stain things black. But creosote is something entirely different. Soot is formed at temperatures lower than 284 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s a dark powdery dust that stains things, but it is not sticky. Creosote is very sticky and tar-like. It’s not powdery at all. So why is creosote dangerous? […]

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Chimney Fires

A chimney fire can start out of nowhere and is normally caused from debris blocking the chimney or too much buildup of creosote. While some chimney fires go undetected for some time, others can be so significant that the damage is evident immediately. Here are three indicators that you may have a chimney fire: A […]

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Keep the Home Fires Burning Safely this Holiday Season

  The holidays are quickly approaching and that means that you will have lots of people in your home along with a myriad of decorations to make everything look festive. The holiday season also brings time in front of a warm and cozy fire, which means that you will want to take a few precautions […]

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Fireplace Safety Begins at Home with You

  Like most things we teach our children, chimney and fireplace safety begin at home. Set a good example for your children by following basic fireplace safety measures and teach them respect for the fireplace from a young age. Children are like little sponges, they pick up on our behaviors and often understand more than […]

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Finding Pieces of Tile in Your Firebox Means You Have a Damaged Flue

  The flue is the liner on the inside of your chimney. It’s what attracts creosote as smoke and gases leave your home. The flue, or the chimney liner, should look smooth and flawless all the way through the chimney. Cracks in the flue can lead to serious consequences for your home and the people […]

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Are Your Fireplace and Chimney Fire Ready?

  School is back in session and high school football fills most of our Friday nights. It’s fall, and the temperatures have plunged to make sure we’re well aware. Leaves are falling, Halloween is just around the corner, and the fireplace is looking pretty tempting. But wait – have you had the chimney cleaned and […]

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Reduce Your Risk of Dryer Fire by Cleaning the Dryer Vent

The thought of a house fire can be scary, and every homeowner understands the importance of doing everything possible to prevent one. Unfortunately, it is a fact that dryer vents do not always get the attention they deserve. Lint that moves from the dryer in the heated air gets stuck in the vents. If this […]

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Maintain Your Wood Burning Fireplace Like a Pro with These Tips

A wood burning stove adds charm and warmth to a home, but there is another side that some people don’t like to think about. They require regular maintenance not just for efficiency, but also for safety. A well maintained fireplace can be a money saver as well. The Importance of Maintenance Safety is the main […]

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How to Keep Your Fireplace from Being a Dangerous Place

For some home buyers, the fireplace is an important feature. It has an aesthetic function, but for most people it signifies warmth and comfort in the colder months. More than half of all homes in the US have one, so people should be aware of the possible dangers. With this knowledge, you will always be […]

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Create a Fire Escape Plan for Your Home Using these 9 Tips

Fire safety should be practiced in every home, and all family members should know the basic rules. Sometimes the simplest objects can create a hazard or block an exit. Everyone in the home should know the escape routes and how to get out of the house quickly. These tips will help to keep your family […]

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