Always Practice Fireplace Safety During a Winter Storm

As the winter season starts to near, it is time to take look at fireplace safety. During a winter storm you will use the fireplace frequently, so you should be able to have peace of mind in addition to comfort. One thing to remember is that any type of fireplace can pose a danger if […]

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5 Things You Must do to Stay Safe Using Your Fireplace

The cooler temperatures are quickly approaching and you will find yourself needing your fireplace sooner than later. While we know that you will appreciate the heat that comes into your home while a roaring fire is burning, we recommend that you prepare before you light that first fire. Here are 5 things you must do […]

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Maintain Your Dryer Vents in 3 Easy Steps

  Dryer vents require professional cleaning once in a while to maintain efficiency and to prevent house fires. You can also do your part to make this appliance operate safely while lowering your energy bills. The dryer is an appliance that you will use often, so it is wise to give it the attention it […]

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5 Reasons to Clean Your Fireplace – What’s that Smell?

  As a homeowner, there are many chores that need to be done to keep your house in shape; some things need to be taken care of weekly, monthly, and yearly. One of those yearly tasks is your fireplace. It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to build a nice warm fire, sit […]

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3 Reasons to Regularly Maintain Your Dryer Vents

  Being a homeowner has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantages include the ability to remodel, replace appliances, or paint whenever we like. Disadvantages include home maintenance and repairs; most of them just aren’t fun. One of the home maintenance items that gets put off or not many homeowners think about is dryer vent cleaning. Keeping […]

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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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