Important Things to Know if You Are Considering a Fireplace Insert

  Many people are now thinking about installing fireplace inserts to increase heat output and efficiency. A fireplace insert is similar to a woodstove, but it is designed to fit into an existing fireplace. It has a firebox that is shielded by a shell made from cast iron or steel, and it sends heat from […]

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How to Keep the Carbon Monoxide from Building Up When You Have a Roaring Fire in Your Fireplace

Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer, because sometimes people aren’t aware that they are at risk of being poisoned by this gas.  This poisonous gas is created when fuels that contain carbon do not burn completely.  Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, so it is possible for people to be exposed and […]

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Here are Some Alternatives to Standard Fireplace Inserts

  The fireplace is a standard fixture in many homes, but more and more we are learning that they can sometimes be inefficient heat producers. Using seasoned wood and maintaining the chimney can help, but the best way to boost efficiency is by installing a fireplace insert. Different types are designed to use wood or […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Children Safe When a Fire is Burning

Children are naturally curious, which is a good thing when it comes to them exploring and learning about the world. However, there are certain things in this world that are extremely dangerous to little ones. One dangerous item is a lit fire in a fireplace and while you have probably warned your children that fire […]

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What You Can Do to Prevent Dryer Fires

Dryer fires are a real problem for homeowners in the United States. They are the cause of approximately 15,500 fires every year. We often assist homeowners with dryer maintenance and dryer vent cleaning in effort to prevent dryer fires. Here’s what you can do to prevent them in addition to scheduling a professional cleaning at […]

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Keep Your Children Safe Around Your Fireplace This Summer Season

Most people worry about their children being near the fireplace during the winter months, because that is when a fire is burning. However, the fireplace can be dangerous throughout the entire year if the proper precautions have not been taken. Here are 4 things that you can do to keep your children safe around your […]

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Dryer Fires are More Common than Most Homeowners Realize

The invention of the clothes dryer is arguably one of the best inventions by mankind. Most of us rely on our dryer to dry our clothes and other items multiple times per week. Big families rely on the laundry room much more than smaller families obviously, because laundry tends to pile up quickly in large […]

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Does Your Chimney Need a Top Damper?

Most homeowners are familiar with the components of their chimneys, but the damper is one that a few still don’t understand fully. Since it is located inside the structure, some may not even realize its importance to overall chimney function and efficiency. The damper helps to manage heat flow from the fireplace, but it also […]

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Clothes Dryer Fires are a Growing Problem for Today’s Property Owners

We know that there are roughly 15,500 dryer fires each year in America. We also know that approximately 20 people are killed or injured each year because of dryer fires. The average dryer fire occurs when people least expect it or while they’re away from home because they started laundry and left to run errands […]

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Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning: 3 Reasons to Hire a Professional

Most households couldn’t properly function without the dryer. The laundry room would be nearly empty without this beloved appliance, and everyone would be waiting on their clothes to air dry. What most homeowners don’t think about before it’s too late is the fact that the dryer does need maintenance from time to time. We’re talking […]

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