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Read This Before You Use Your Chimney

September 27th, 2016

You’re ready for the low temperatures to give you a chance to light a fire in your fireplace once again. A warm, welcoming fire can make a house feel like home. But don’t rush into using yours just yet. Before you get out the firewood, here are 4 things you should know before you start to use your chimney for the first time this year.

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Is It Time to Retire Your Smoke Alarm?

September 26th, 2016

Our chimney techs and fireplace experts want to make sure that your home is protected from the dangers of a chimney fire—and that you have time to act if smoke does begin to fill your home.

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Do Not Use Your Fireplace Before You Schedule This Service!

September 19th, 2016

Whether you’re excited about the weather changes to come or you’re dreading colder weather, there’s one thing that many of us look forward to. The feeling of warmth and comfort that comes after you light a fire in your fireplace and the heat radiates into the room is something that’s tough to beat.

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How to Maintain Your Clothes Dryer

September 12th, 2016

Certain parts of your home tend to get more attention than others when it comes to cleaning and regular maintenance. You scrub surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom because you see them every day. You vacuum and clean the top of the ceiling fan because the dust makes people sneeze. And you take care of your fireplace because you know that it could be unsafe.

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Who Should I Call to Sweep My Chimney

September 5th, 2016

Cooler weather will be sneaking up on us in no time at all. And it’s so important that your home is prepared. As you use your heating equipment, you can, unfortunately, put your home at risk. However, proper maintenance and preparation helps to avoid some of this risk.

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Why Should You Have a Gas Fireplace Insert?

August 30th, 2016

So you already have a wood-burning fireplace in your home. It’s worked well for a long time, but there are some safety and health concerns—and it’s a bit of a hassle to purchase or prepare firewood ahead of time. A gas fireplace insert is an excellent alternative. It gets installed in the existing firebox of your wood-burning fireplace. And many people really prefer it.

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Don’t Have a Chimney Cap? Install One Before Winter

August 29th, 2016

Why would you worry about your chimney before the winter comes and makes you want to use your fireplace all of the time? Because it’s vital that your chimney is protected from damage throughout the whole year, so that it is safe when winter comes. And having a quality chimney cap helps to ensure it is (along with routine inspections and cleaning).

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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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