Expert Chimney & Fireplace Tips

Tips for Buying a New House with a Fireplace

Tips for Buying a New House with a Fireplace

When you’re buying a new house there are few things that can give the promise of warmth, peace and even romance like a fireplace can. When you walk into a room with a fireplace it’s hard not to envision curling up on a cool evening next to a crackling fire. Whether it’s large wood-burning fireplace […]

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FAQs About Chimney & Fireplaces for Your Home

FAQs About Chimney & Fireplaces for Your Home

Cold weather is approaching which means we’re turning to our fireplaces for heat and comfort. Despite their common use for centuries, there are plenty of mysteries surrounding the use and maintenance of a fireplace. There are many FAQs about chimney and fireplaces that we answer all the time – so we put together some information […]

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Home Carbon Monoxide Risks: How to Stay Safe This Fall!

Home Carbon Monoxide Risks: How to Stay Safe This Fall!

As fall approaches and hot days begin to run cold, homeowners will be turning to their fireplaces, furnaces and other combustion-based appliances. The convenience offered by these appliances can’t be overstated, but it’s important that you understand the potential carbon monoxide risks of any gas-based or burning appliance in your home. Learn more about carbon […]

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Summer Fireplace Maintenance Tips: Preparing Your Fireplace for the Cold Ahead

Summer Fireplace Maintenance Tips: Preparing Your Fireplace for the Cold Ahead

When the sun is out and your AC is running for weeks on end, your fireplace may be the last thing on your mind. But summer fireplace maintenance is a great way to keep your house safe, cut down on some potential costs, and make sure you’re ready for a cozy fire when fall and winter […]

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Gas Fireplace Safety Tips for Your Home & Family

Gas Fireplace Safety Tips for Your Home & Family

It’s hard to beat the convenience of a gas fireplace in your home. With the touch of a button, you can enjoy the warmth and glow of a beautiful fire with no firewood to load or ashes to clean up. But gas fireplace safety should still be on the top of your mind whenever you use it! Like […]

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How to Hire a Chimney Sweep and Get the Best Service

How to Hire a Chimney Sweep and Get the Best Service

A safe home includes a safe chimney and fireplace. But taking care of a chimney isn’t something most homeowners can do on their own – it takes specialized skills and tools to thoroughly inspect and clean them! But you may not know how to hire a chimney sweep who’s experienced and reputable.  Read on to learn tips for hiring the […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips: How to Clean a Fireplace

Spring Cleaning Tips: How to Clean a Fireplace

Spring means spring cleaning. And while you may be running around the house tidying up or emptying out deep closets, there’s another important part of your house to clean: the fireplace! Many homeowners don’t know how to clean a fireplace or don’t realize how important it is to keep their homes safe. Read on to […]

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FAQ About Fireplace Safety Codes & Installing a Fireplace

FAQ About Fireplace Safety Codes & Installing a Fireplace

Thinking about installing or upgrading a fireplace? Whether you are planning a fireplace for indoors or outdoors, gas or wood-burning, there are fireplace safety codes that need to be followed. These codes are developed to ensure the safety of your home, property, family and friends throughout the years of fireplace usage. Who Promotes the Standard […]

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Where Those Soot Stains Are Coming From & How to Avoid Them

Where Those Soot Stains Are Coming From & How to Avoid Them

It’s likely you’ve heard the phrase, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” But where there’s fire, there may also be soot stains. Soot stains in your home can range from a dense black layer that covers the exterior of your fireplace to a faint discoloration on walls or ceilings. Soot stains may be something that you […]

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How a Dirty Chimney Puts You & Your Home at Risk

How a Dirty Chimney Puts You & Your Home at Risk

Unless you’re Santa Claus, you probably don’t spend much time looking in chimneys. Even if you did look in your chimney, you wouldn’t really be able recognize all the soot and creosote buildup that has accumulated there. Though we don’t usually see it or give it much thought, chimneys get dirty. You may not be […]

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