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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Fireplace in Winter

Wood fires in a fireplace can be the best part of coming home in winter. Cozying up to the warmth of a crackling fire is a satisfying experience…until it’s not. Dissatisfaction with a fireplace seldom happens for no reason. Maybe trying to get a fire started at all is frustrating or the fires produce too Read more…

Causes of Unsafe Drafting

If you have a smoky fireplace it’s because there isn’t a proper draft in the chimney. The draft is what causes combustion byproducts from fires to exit the home through the chimney. Anytime your fireplace releases smoke into your home, it’s a health threat. Learn more below about the dangers of a smoky fireplace and Read more…

How Can You Fix Your Fireplace & Chimney Problems?

Repair and performance issues with fireplaces, chimneys and all their components should be addressed only by professionals who are trained in this work. Attempting to do these jobs yourself can bring unwanted results: After investing a lot of your time and money, the problem still may not be solved. What originally was a minor issue Read more…

Around The Fireplace Activities

Christmastime is when families can get the most enjoyment from their fireplace. Chimney cleaning is standard practice to make sure St. Nick can drop in on Christmas Eve. Fireside holiday traditions abound, and none are more prevalent than hanging stockings from the fireplace mantel. The following are among the best fireside holiday activities that families Read more…

The Importance of Maintaining Masonry Chimneys

When chimneys are out of sight and out of mind, chimney maintenance is too easily neglected. What people don’t realize is that deteriorating chimneys can become money pits. Even worse, home safety is compromised if a fireplace is used when the chimney has not been maintained. Chimney repair  It may seem like an “expense” to Read more…

Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Chimney Maintenance

Like so many appliances and pieces of equipment in a home, chimneys have their own way of letting you know when trouble exists. Common signs that your chimney needs attention include: Water dripping into the firebox White staining on the exterior masonry Crumbling bricks and mortar Strong odors coming from the fireplace Smoke backing up Read more…

Greater Fireplace Efficiency This Winter

When chilly temperatures are outside, does your smoky fireplace discourage you from getting a cozy fire started inside? Why miss out on the enjoyment of a warm blaze in winter? Schedule a chimney inspection and chimney cleaning to get your fireplace in good shape and running efficiently all winter. There are things you can do Read more…

Questions for Greater Fireplace Efficiency This Winter

When chilly temperatures are outside, does your smoky fireplace discourage you from getting a cozy fire started inside? Why miss out on the enjoyment of a warm blaze in winter? Schedule a chimney inspection and chimney cleaning to get your fireplace in good shape and running efficiently all winter. There are things you can do Read more…

Easy Fireplace Safety tips

The warmth of fires is as appealing for our pets in winter as it is for us. We aren’t the only ones who love snuggling by a glowing hearth. Unfortunately, paws, tails, long fur, and long ears are highly at risk around fires. Keeping pets safe should be a priority. Finding a balance between keeping Read more…

Warning Sign It’s Time to Replace or Repair a Wood Stove

A wood stove that operates correctly and safely is a joy to have in any home. As years go by, however, that joy can turn to hassle when your wood stove stops working as it should. When this happens, it’s either time to replace your stove or schedule important repair work. Let’s look at some Read more…

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