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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Prepare Your Chimney for Summertime Thunderstorms and Potential Lightning Strikes

When we talk about chimney safety, the most common issues are usually the risk of fires, and the dangers of carbon monoxide. Creosote is not the only cause of chimney fires, as the height of the structure makes it a good target for lightning. Lightning strikes account for more than 22,000 home fires each year […]

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Boost Your Home’s Value by Renovating the Fireplace

One of the things that everyone looks for in a house is a fireplace. That is great news if you have one, but bad news if it is not the type of fireplace that many people are looking for. Thankfully, there are some renovations that you can do on your fireplace to turn it into […]

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Who is at Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

  One of the scariest things about carbon monoxide also called the silent killer, is that so many modern appliances produce it. Central heating systems, gas cookers, wood stoves, boilers and water heaters can all produce this deadly gas. The risk of carbon monoxide is one of the main reasons why homeowners are urged to […]

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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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