Chimney Cleaning Agreement

If you have ever wondered what it really is that your chimney sweep is doing while at your home, our new online tutorial is for you. You can now see HOW a chimney sweep goes about his or her job of sweeping and inspecting your chimney, by accepting the following...

Clothes Dryer Vent Safety Tips

Lint and additional debris can build up in your clothes dryer vent and may cause your dryer to exhaust at less than optimum efficiency. This creates potentially hazardous conditions including carbon monoxide intrusion and the possibility for exhaust fires. If a gas...

Water and Your Masonry Chimney

Water and Your Masonry Chimney The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted parts of a home. Typically it tends to receive neither the attention nor the concern usually accorded other household service systems. The fact that chimneys may do their job reasonably...

Maintenance of Your Factory-Built Fireplace

Throughout history, fire has been crucial to human existence. Primitive people relied on fire to cook their food, to keep them warm and to provide light. Although we no longer depend on fire in quite the same way, images of children around campfires and holiday...

How to Select Firewood

How to Select Firewood Firewood is an area where you can have great influence over how well your system performs and how enjoyable your experience will be. Quality, well seasoned firewood will help your wood stove or fireplace burn cleaner and more efficiently, while...

Dryer Vent Screens – Why you need one?

Physically cleaning your dryer vents is recommended as least annually. More often if you have a large family and dry lots of clothes, your dryer vent system has many sharp corners or you frequently dry clothes that have been soiled with flammable materials like...

How to Clean a Chimney

Chimneys need periodic examination and thorough cleaning to maintain efficiency and to reduce the chance of a chimney fire. Build-up of creosote and soot that accumulates on the chimney walls reduces the draft needed by the stove or fireplace which may cause smoke to...