CO Detector

Install a carbon monoxide detector to warn of harmful gases that may be entering your home because of a blocked or damaged chimney or faulty heating system.
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Spring Chimney Cleaning

Springtime is the right time to get your chimneys checked! Sweeps are generally less frantic in the spring (vs. the crazy fall season) and if your chimney needs repairs, they can be made before the cold weather hits!
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Reduce Creosote

To help reduce creosote during wood burning, burn only well-seasoned hardwoods. If you don't know how to build a hot, safe fire, ask your chimney sweep for tips on proper wood burning.
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Chimney Fire Plan

Do you know what to do during a chimney fire? Call the fire department and exit the house - just like any other house fire. Many people choose not to do this, but if the fire does spread, don't you want the firefighters there already?
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Blocked Chimney

A blocked chimney can cause combustion by-products to leak into your home, and that is very dangerous to your health. Take few moments each fall to inspect your chimney. If you notice evidence of chimney deterioration, contact a qualified chimney expert right away for corrective repairs.
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Good Wood

Ever wonder what wood is the best to burn as firewood? Oak is an American favorite, other hardwoods are also a good choice. You can burn other softer wood also, as long as it is split and dried long enough. It's much more important to burn dry wood than to worry about what kind of wood it is.
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Chimney Inspection

A plugged or blocked chimney could cause the products of combustion to back up and filter through your home…and that is very dangerous to your health. So inspect your chimney each fall. It’s simple and only takes a few minutes of your time.
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Chimney Breath

Do you have a smelly fireplace? "Chimney Breath" is most often caused by moisture, rain, or high humidity. Have your chimney cleaned early in the spring to make the humid summer days less odiforous.
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Damper Insulation

Poorly fitting fireplace dampers allow air to move freely up and down the chimney, often resulting in significant energy loss. Install a new damper or repair the existing one so it closes tightly and be sure to close the damper after every use.
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Chimney Check

The National Fire Protection Association (in NFPA 211) recommends you have your chimney checked at least once a year, and cleaned if needed. Heavy users need more frequent check-ups.
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