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Why a Chimney Needs Inspected

Before you light the first fire of the season, your chimney needs inspected.

See why your chimney needs inspected before you strike a match and light the first fireplace fire of the season. Learn how your fireplace, a focal point for warm, happy family gatherings, can, without care, pose deadly hazards. The two most

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Build a Fire: What to Do, Not to Do

Build a Fire in Your Fireplace: Do's and Don'ts

A dozen tips on what to do and what to avoid doing to build a fire easily and safely in your fireplace: Do have a chimney sweep inspect and clean your flue annually. Do make sure your fireplace damper is

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Fire Prevention Week 2014

National Fire Prevention Week 2014

Over 85 percent of homes in America have at least one smoke alarm. But one in three smoke alarms is not functioning! The goal of Fire Prevention Week 2014 (October 5-11) is to make it easy to remember to test

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Dangers of Bird Droppings in Chimney

Dangers of bird droppings in chimney and fireplace

Birds that perch on open chimney flues have a tendency to leave behind unwelcome calling cards: disease-bearing bird droppings in chimney or fireplace. Whether those droppings fall all the way to the floor of your fireplace or remain stuck to

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