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10 Tips to Prevent a Chimney Fire

Causes of a chimney fire can be a traumatic event in the life of a homeowner or it can even occur without the knowledge of the homeowner.  Either way, it happens, a chimney fire can cause extensive, (and sometimes, deadly) damage to a chimney or a home. Each year, there are many fires causing structural...
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Thought about Your Dryer Vent Lately?

There is an area of your home that you may not think much about . . . but maybe it would be a good idea.  (No, I’m not talking about your chimney, although that’s another area to which little attention is paid.) Lint inside your dryer vent: Most folks clean out their lint filter occasionally...
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Water and Your Masonry Chimney

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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Smokey Chimneys Cause Creosote

What causes Creosote and what is it? Simply put, when you burn wood and you have a smoky fire, black creosote can form inside your wood burning appliance and chimney system. Tar particles in the smoke condense on a cool surface and cause creosote. Why is Creosote a Concern? Why should creosote accumulation be of concern to...
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What Causes Dryer Vent Fires?

Dryer vents are a commonly overlooked fire hazard in the home. When they are not cleaned regularly the risk of a fire increases substantially. Lint can easily build up inside the vent blocking airflow, plus, the dryer will work less efficiently. Damage Caused By Unclean Dryer Vents This is such a problem that the National Fire...
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