Keep Your Children Safe Near Your Hearth During Those Rainy Summer Days

  We realize that you’re not going to have a fire burning inside your fireplace during the hot days of summer, but there are still some dangers that lurk near your hearth. You may not have to worry about your children getting burned, but they can still get hurt if you haven’t taken the proper […]

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How to Build an Efficient Top-Down Burning Fire in Your Fireplace

  Whenever anyone talks about fireplace efficiency, the main topic will always be the correct way to light a fire. Many people still think that starting the fire at the bottom makes sense since it will travel upwards and consume the wood at the top of the pile. What this actually does is cause the […]

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Important Dryer Dos and Don’ts that Will Lower the Fire Risk

  As homeowners, we are concerned about the possible dangers posed by dryer vents clogged with lint. According to the US Fire Administration, this causes roughly 2,900 fires each year. This leads to injuries, deaths and millions in property damage. This is disturbing data, but you do not need to become part of the statistics. […]

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How Safe is Your Dryer Vent?

  When was the last time you cleaned out your dryer vent? We are not just talking about the lint trap in your dryer, we are talking about the long hose that goes from your dryer to the outside of your home as well as the vent that is attached to the outside of your […]

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How Important is the Location of Your Dryer?

  As you begin to work out the layout of the interior of your home, you might enjoy arranging and rearranging furniture and appliances. Most people do a lot of moving of items before they get the exact look and feel they want. When it comes to some appliances however, your flexibility is limited. One […]

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How Does Your Dryer Become a Fire Risk?

  Every homeowner wants to be sure that all appliances are in good working order. You don’t want to be in a position where you have to replace any piece of equipment too quickly. Properly functioning appliances can help to lower your monthly expenses as well. One appliance you will want to take good care […]

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Keep Your Children Safe Near Your Fireplace

  There is nothing cozier than snuggling up with your family in front of a roaring fire on a cold day. This is something that we all dream about and while we would love for this dream to be real, life happens every second of the day. You can be snuggled up with your children […]

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How Creosote Removal Products can Give You a False Sense of Security

  Many homes around the country have fireplaces or wood burning stoves. This means that creosote is an ever present concern that must constantly be addressed. Regular visits from the chimney sweep can keep this from putting your home in danger. Many homeowners also rely on the growing list of creosote removal products. This is […]

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Here’s What Happens When Creosote Builds Up Inside Your Chimney

  Creosote is what builds up inside your chimney as you are burning wood in your fireplace. Part of the creosote is soot, but the majority of it is a tar-like substance. That is why it sticks to the sides of your chimney quite easily. Creosote should be professionally removed once it reaches 1/4 inch […]

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Buying a Home? Don’t Skip the Dryer Vent Inspection

  Buying a home is an exciting time in the buyer’s life. You’ve finally found that one home that you love and are willing to go into a 30-year payment commitment. Granted most people try to pay extra payments to pay interest off early and therefore pay the home off early. But that’s a completely […]

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