Month: January 2019

How to safely start a fireplace fire

How to safely start a fireplace fire

It’s winter, and it’s cold, and there is nothing quite like a cozy fireplace-fire to enjoy with your friends, family and roommates. But lighting a fire in the fireplace is not something you want to regret, so we have outlined the safe way to go about starting a fire in your fireplace to bring the […]

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WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF WOOD TO BURN IN YOUR FIREPLACE?

WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF WOOD TO BURN IN YOUR FIREPLACE?

When it’s cold outside, there is nothing quite like the cozy feeling of warming yourself up by the fire. Having a fireplace in your living space gives you the opportunity to bring the outdoors in and to warm up a small area quickly. Many of us have a pile of firewood next to the exterior […]

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What Is a Chimney Fire?

What Is a Chimney Fire?

Your chimney and the flue that lines it adds architectural interest to your home, but its real function is to carry dangerous flue gases from your fireplace, wood stove or furnace safely out of your home.  As you relax in front of your fireplace, the last thing you are likely to be thinking about is […]

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What are Common Gas Fireplace Problems?

What are Common Gas Fireplace Problems?

A gas fireplace provides the most convenient way to enjoy the flickering flames of a fire. No need to chop or haul firewood; simply flip a switch or light a match to get the appliance started. Their aesthetic and convenience are hard to beat, and it’s no surprise that even older vintage homes are upgrading […]

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When is masonry repair required?

When is masonry repair required?

Structures designed with masonry are made for performance and durability, not to mention the aesthetic component. However, even the most soundly designed and constructed masonry buildings eventually require periodic maintenance. Over time, environmental factors, weather, chlorides, and pollution all contribute to the need for repairs. In this article, we will help explain how to recognize […]

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Proper Gas Fireplace Maintenance

Proper Gas Fireplace Maintenance

Wood is good, but you can’t beat the ease of a fire that lights with the push of a button. However, it’s important to pay attention to things such as gas log maintenance and gas fireplace maintenance. Both are extremely important in ensuring your fireplace continues to work as it should. Here we outline some […]

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It’s Time for a New Year’s Chimney Sweep

It’s Time for a New Year’s Chimney Sweep

The start of the New Year isn’t just a great opportunity to make resolutions – it’s also the perfect time to have your chimney swept! Throughout the year our chimneys can suffer from a buildup of soot, ash, and creosote. Having your chimney swept by a certified professional is the best way to keep your […]

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