Keep Your Fireplace Safe with These Wood Burning Rules

  Wood burning is still a popular way to provide the home with supplemental heating and lower heating costs. This adds a sense of comfort on cold nights, but you should also be concerned about making efficient, safe fires. Here are some simple rules to burning wood in your fireplace. Use only seasoned wood. Wood […]

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9 Rules to Follow for a Perfectly Safe Fire

  You may think that all you need to do is add some kindling with a couple of logs to your fireplace and light a match, and voila you have a fire. However, it is a little more difficult than that. There are a few rules that you should follow to ensure that you are […]

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These 3 Things Will Keep Your Family Safe from a Fire

  You never know when you may be one of the unlucky people in this world that has to deal with a house fire. Are you prepared if your house does catch on fire? Would you know what to do? Would your family know what to do? Here are 3 things that will keep your […]

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Tell-Tale Signs of a Chimney Fire and How to Prevent it

  One of the scariest things to know about chimney fires is that they can sometimes go unnoticed. Unfortunately, these are among the most common reasons for house fires, so it is important to understand how to prevent this from happening. You cannot eliminate the risk completely, but you should all the necessary steps to […]

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Schedule Your Dryer Vent Cleaning and Inspection with Your Chimney Services

  In many homes, individuals make it a point to call the chimney sweep for their annual chimney sweeping and inspection. No one wants to be forced to deal with the risk of a chimney fire, but you should know that the dryer can also be dangerous. Thousands of house fires each years are caused […]

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Reasons to Install Glass Doors on Your Fireplace

  Installing fireplace glass doors is a good way to make the fireplace look more attractive, but this accessory serves an important function as well. It plays a role in making the fireplace safer to use. With so many different styles and patterns, you can find the right one whether you have a factory built […]

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How to Troubleshoot a Smoky Fireplace

  A smoky fireplace is one of the primary concerns homeowners have when they call us. Several things can cause the fireplace to smoke, so we want to tell you about them today. You may be able to troubleshoot the issue and fix it without our help! Cold Air Coming Down the Flue: Hot air […]

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4 Reasons You Should Keep All Snow and Ice Away from Your Outdoor Vents

  The chimney to your fireplace is only one of the vents that you need to make sure are not blocked with ice and snow during the winter months. Heating systems, water heaters, and stoves all have vents that go to the outside of your home, and if they become blocked by snow or ice, […]

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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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