Can I Burn My Christmas Tree in My Fireplace?

As the holiday season comes to a close, you may have your eye on that spent, live tree as a potential fuel source for your fireplace. After all, if it needs to be disposed of, so it may as well be useful, right? Burning your Christmas tree is not just less than ideal...

Will a Chimney Fire Burn Itself Out?

A dirty chimney increases the risk of chimney fires. Each year over 20,000 chimney fires ignite and burn within chimneys across America, and the dirtier your chimney is, the more at risk you are of experiencing one yourself. That is because something called creosote...

Vented vs Vent-Free Gas Logs

If you're considering purchasing a new gas fireplace, you might have noticed there are various types of gas logs you can choose from. While there are many size and styles to consider, the first big decision will be whether to utilize a vented or a vent-free option....

Fall Fireplace Upgrade Ideas

With summer coming to an end and fall just around the corner, many homeowners find themselves looking for ways to update their home fireplace and chimney. There's no denying that warming up by a cozy fire is an ideal way to spend a crisp fall evening, but your system...

Fireplace Updates for Summer

Many people don't think about updating their fireplace until the cold weather hits. Which means, by the time they realize they need to invest in some updates, it's already the start of their burning season - and they end up putting off care until the following spring....

Chimney Waterproofing Q & A

What are your springtime home maintenance goals? Plant a garden, maybe? Invest in some lawn care? Clean out your gutters? Well, whatever you have planned, don't forget to add chimney care to the list. Many assume inspections, sweepings, and any other chimney-related...

6 Great Uses for Fireplace Ash

With spring approaching soon, it’s the end of the burning season for many! Have you got your fireplace all cleared out and cleaned up for the warmer months? If so, we’re guessing you have some leftover ash on your hands that you aren’t sure what to do with. The good...

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