2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog : Archive for March, 2016

Creosote: Is This a Risk I Should Worry about with My Chimney?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

A common misconception homeowners believe about their chimneys and fireplaces is that they require little to no maintenance. This can unfortunately be a very dangerous mistake to make. Creosote is a real threat, and can not only cause a chimney fire but can also have adverse effects on your health. This substance is a dark brown oil distilled from coal tar that builds up within your chimney.

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What Can We Find with a Chimney Inspection?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

We know that spring is here and you don’t think too much about the condition of your heating equipment right now. But you’d be surprised to hear about what types of problems may have developed in your chimney over the past couple of seasons. Schedule a chimney inspection each and every year, so that you can feel confident that your family is safe the next time you use your chimney.

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Make Chimney Cleaning Part of Your Spring Cleaning Routine

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Spring cleaning is a time to dig through boxes and bins you haven’t touched in years, donate clothes you never wear, and finally clean off the top of that bookshelf you always seem to miss. You can feel a sense of relief knowing that your home is a lot less cluttered and dusty. And if you fit spring chimney cleaning into your schedule, you can feel better about a whole lot more.

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7 Easy Safety Tips for Using a Fireplace

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Fireplaces add a beautiful touch to any home, but despite the elegance it can add to your living room, it seems wasted if you never really use it. You deserve to get warm and cozy in front of a fireplace, but you also want to keep your family members safe. Here, we offer some of the easiest ways to be sure you’re using your chimney and fireplace in the safest possible way.

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Burning a Fire without Too Much Impact on the Environment

Monday, March 7th, 2016

We applaud homeowners in the area who are committed to making more responsible choices for the environment—those who recycle, compost, use reusable bags, purchase high-efficiency appliances, and do their best to protect the world we live in. And when you burn wood, there are harmful emissions that could do some damage to the environment. However, there are plenty of environmentally responsible ways to have a warm, cozy fire in your home.

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