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Your Home Chimney Inspection Checklist to Help Professionals Identify Fireplace Risks

If you plan to use your fireplace this season, you need to make sure it’s safe. The best way to check for safety is to schedule a professional inspection. In the meantime, you can use this checklist to identify if your chimney may have an obvious issue. Is Your Chimney Odor-Free? What’s that smell? If […]

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It’s Chimney Safety Week: September 30 – October 6

This week is Chimney Safety Week! Temperatures are dropping as winter approaches, which means you’re nearing that very first fire of the season. Take this opportunity to consider the importance of chimney and fireplace safety before the chill creeps in! Read this quick guide to make sure you’re ready for winter! Schedule a Chimney Inspection […]

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Childproofing a Fireplace to Protect Your Family & Home

Your fireplace is a warm and inviting part of your home, especially as the temperature drops. But it’s no place for children to play. The hard hearth and firebox pose unique risks to infants and toddlers – from scrapes to chemicals. Just like any parent will lock a cabinet with cleaning supplies or a toolbox […]

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What Causes Fireplace Back-Puffing? How Can I Prevent It?

There are few things as relaxing as sitting next to roaring fire. That is, of course, assuming you aren’t startled by a sudden, audible bang with a cloud of soot and smoke filling your room. If you’ve never experienced this, count yourself lucky! Whenever your appliances – from fireplaces to stoves – push their smoke […]

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Don’t Forget Your Fall Chimney Inspection

It’s that time again: time to get your chimney inspected! An annual chimney inspection helps to reduce the chance of a chimney fire, by reducing the amount of creosote in your flue. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, “Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires […]

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