Are you taking the proper precautions when it comes to choosing your firewood? The quality of the firewood that you use has a major effect on the performance and safety of your chimney. Learn more about how and why to choose the proper firewood in today’s guide.
2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog: Archive for June, 2015
As the weather warms up, lighting a fire in your fireplace is probably one of the last things on your mind. At 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc., we understand that our customers don’t think about their chimneys as often as we do. But we do feel that it is important for any homeowner to get their chimney swept, even when the weather outside is warm. Here’s why.
At this time of year, your mind may be far away from the troubles of winter. But if you’re not considering services for your chimney now, it may be too late when the cold weather returns. This is the perfect time to schedule any repairs you may need or to get an inspection so that you can feel confident using your chimney and fireplace in the winter. Right now, it’s a lot easier to get an appointment on your own time, and it is important for your family’s safety. Here are 3 common repairs technicians are happy to make for you this spring or summer.
A wood-burning stove or fireplace adds a decorative touch to a room and can provide a warm, cozy area for family to gather. But many people do not always use their wood-burning appliances properly, which can lead to dangerous conditions as well as reduced efficiency. Responsible wood-burning stove and fireplace owners are conscious of the type of wood they burn, the way they build a fire, and how often they schedule service. See why this is in our guide.
In the spring time, you may not be so concerned with the state of your chimney. However, the winter weather may have done some damage to your chimney, whether or not it was used frequently. For your health and safety in the coming winter, it’s important to schedule a chimney cleaning and inspection visit with a trained professional in order to make sure your chimney remains safe to operate for another year.
Spring cleaning means it’s time to break out the heavy duty cleaning products and tools and prepare to clean out spaces you haven’t reached in months. With determination and a little bit of elbow grease, you can effectively clean out some of the hardest to reach spots in your home like the ceiling fans, behind the stove, and all of the light fixtures. But one spot in your home you should probably leave alone is the chimney.