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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Safety Tips: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Posisoning

When is a headache, nausea, and fatigue not “just the flu” and, instead, carbon monoxide poisoning? And how can you prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home? Every year 20,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for carbon monoxide poisoning. But many of those at

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Will Fireplace Ashes Melt Ice?

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Will fireplace ashes melt ice or just improve traction on ice? Are there advantages or disadvantages to using ashes instead of rock salt or other chemicals on snow and ice? What are the pros and cons of other de-icers compared with using fireplace ashes on icy surfaces? Will

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Christmas Tree Fire Retardants

Fire Retardants for Christmas Tree and Fireplace Mantel Greenery

Nothing can completely prevent a Christmas tree or fireplace greenery from burning. But you can reduce the flammability of your Christmas trees and mantel greenery with these homemade or purchased fire retardants. Fire retardants prevent fires from starting and spreading, reduce or eliminate harmful smoke, and minimize

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Hurricane Fireplace Tips

Hurricane Fireplace Tips

When a hurricane is headed your way, here are three hurricane fireplace, damper and chimney tips for the safety of your home and family: Hurricane Fireplace Tip #1: Shut the fireplace damper. Hurricanes bring not only high wind but also astonishing amounts of rain. As

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