Points You Need to Think about Before Getting a Wood Burning Fireplace

  Despite the growing demand for gas fireplaces, wood burning fireplaces still enjoy vast appeal among homeowners. In addition to warmth, they give the room and the home plenty of charm. The expanding range of fireplace facades, you are guaranteed to find a look that suits your taste. Using a wood burning fireplace must go […]

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How Dryer Vent Cleaning Improves Your Dryer’s Efficiency

  Efficiency is essential for major appliances because they are expensive and they are frequently used. Anyone who invests in a quality dryer expects it to last for years. Since these appliances are used often, they should be energy efficient so homeowners can save money. Large appliances are responsible for much of the energy usage […]

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Here’s a Quick Overview of When You Need to Clean Your Dryer Vent

  The dryer is generally a reliable appliance, so you can use it without problems, unaware of a danger building in your vents. Lint may not develop quickly, but you should not wait for it to be heavy before you take action. Clogged dryer vents cause house fires every year, so it is a question […]

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5 Ways to Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

  In case you are not sure exactly what carbon monoxide is, it is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It can be found just about anywhere, whether from fireplaces, stoves, furnaces, cars, grills, or other appliances. The only way a person can tell if they are being exposed to this gas is if they are […]

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Three Degrees of Creosote and Why It Needs to Be Removed

  If you have a fireplace and aren’t quite sure what creosote is, let us explain. Creosote is a thick hard buildup of debris that forms in your chimney and if you do not have it cleaned out regularly, it can catch on fire. It can also prevent air from flowing through your chimney, and […]

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How to Preheat Your Chimney Flue and Why it’s Important

  Anyone who has a fireplace in the home can find tips on building and maintaining efficient fires. The chimney and fireplace can also benefit from other steps, and one of these is the preheating of the flue. It might not seem like an important step, but it can help the chimney to operate more […]

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How to Avoid and Identify a Chimney Fire

  Creosote, the residue that is left in the chimney after burning wood, is a flammable substance. This is what causes so many fires to break out in chimneys each year. Many fires are small enough to go unnoticed, but this could be a sign that a larger fire can start at some point. Everyone […]

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Helpful Tips for Storing Your Firewood

  We all love hot roaring fires at this time of the year, but what to do with all that firewood? It’s not like we can just dump it all in a pile by the back door and hope for the best, right? Nope, it’s not that easy. Well, you can do that, but then […]

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Decorate Your Mantel Safely with these 5 Easy Steps

  We know that we always tell you that you should never decorate your mantel over your fireplace, because it can become a fire safety hazard. Well, we know that it can become a huge blank space that you can get tired of looking at, so we wanted to give you a few safe ways […]

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Avoid Carbon Monoxide in Your Home by Understanding What it is

  One of the first facts that people learn about carbon monoxide is that it is an extremely toxic gas. What makes it even more dangerous is the fact that it is odorless and colorless. You could be exposed to it without even knowing. When someone breathes in this gas, it replaces the oxygen in […]

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