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What You Should Know about Your Gas Fireplace

August 14th, 2016

Gas fireplaces use a convenient and efficient fuel source to heat up your living space. Many elegant designs are available, and some are designed to look like the classic wood fireplace. They can heat up at the touch of a button, which makes them seem easy and low-maintenance.

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Summer Is the Perfect Time to Install a Chimney Cap

August 8th, 2016

Summer is a great time to do work on your house, and a chimney cap is an important, relatively inexpensive installation. If you don’t already have a solid chimney cap in place, then we strongly recommend calling in professional chimney technicians this summer. Check out what this installation can do for your home!

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3 Hidden Fire Hazards You Should Get Checked

August 2nd, 2016

Hopefully, you and your family members all have a plan in place in case a home fire sets off alarms and forces you to vacate quickly. But, of course, we hope you never have to face this possibility—and you hope so too. You can lower your chances of a home fire by taking away any potential fire hazards that could be hidden in your home. Here’s what you should have checked today!

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2 Ways to Prepare Your Chimney for Colder Weather

August 1st, 2016

Don’t wait to get your chimney ready for the cold winter weather. Your chimney can be a major fire hazard when winter hits, and you want to do everything you can to prevent fire from moving through the liner and then to the outside of your home. Here are two ways you can start preparing to use your chimney in the winter!

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3 Things You Should Know about Dryer Vents

July 25th, 2016

The clothes dryer in a home is too often passed off as something that doesn’t really need maintenance. You may know that you are supposed to clean out the lint trap after every use. But even though most people do this, dryer vent fires are a common occurrence and can cause the outside of your home to catch fire as well. Here’s what you should know about dryer vents so that you can take the proper steps to prevent fires from occurring.

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3 Benefits of Scheduling Chimney Cleaning Early

July 18th, 2016

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: summer is an excellent time to have your chimney cleaned professionally. Get your chimney into shape this summer, in order to prevent potential fire hazards, water leaks, and other common problems that start in the chimney. Here are 3 reasons that prove it’s the right season to schedule service.

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Animals in Your Chimney? Here’s What You Should Know

July 11th, 2016

Unfortunately, a chimney is a common place to find nesting, living, or dead animals who made their way inside by mistake. Learn what to do if animals do manage to find a way in your chimney, how to keep the chimney clean, and even some ways to prevent it in the following guide.

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3 Things to Know about Your Chimney Liner

July 6th, 2016

You might not know too much about the chimney that vents smoke and other byproducts away from your home. Many people don’t know that the masonry they see on the outside of a chimney is not the complete picture. A safe, modern chimney also has a liner inside, which helps to contain byproducts of combustion properly.

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Your Dryer Vents Need Maintenance

July 4th, 2016

Many people are surprised to learn how often a dryer vent causes a major home fire. The U.S. Fire Administration estimates that there are 2900 home fires caused by clothes dryers per year. An appliance you use every week could cause flames to take over your home. And, in most cases, the fire could have been prevented.

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What Causes Structural Damage to Chimneys?

June 27th, 2016

While some people think that structural damage to a masonry chimney seems charming, it’s a serious issue. That vintage chimney appearance may be dangerous. Structural damage to the bricks may allow a chimney fire in the flue to spread to the outside of your home.

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