As we move on from spring to summer, a thorough cleaning is a great way to celebrate the changing seasons. Many homeowners get into spring cleaning mode to tackle their top-to-bottom housecleaning project. But while they’re busy cleaning the inside and outside of their home, they often neglect their fireplace. In general, your fireplace becomes [...]
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A properly functioning chimney damper allows you to burn a fire safely and efficiently. If you're unsure about how to effectively utilize your damper, you're not alone. Knowing how to correctly use a damper can impact the safety of your home. We're here to tell you all about a chimney damper and how to operate [...]
Burning wood may be humanity’s oldest way of producing heat and forming a pleasant ambiance in your home. However, it has a downside. There are several materials that can potentially cause a fire or pose a health hazard to your family when burned. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, when household waste, like [...]
Many homeowners know that a wood-burning heat source is a great choice for heating their home. Not much can beat its look and feel, but homeowners often find it difficult to decide between a wood fireplace and a wood stove. To help you make the best choice for you and your home, let’s take a [...]
Chimney leaks are a common occurrence due to melting snow and heavy rains. Excess moisture in your home isn’t good, therefore, it’s important to quickly identify the cause when you have a leaky chimney. It’s never a good idea to put off repairing a leak, especially if it could potentially cause further problems. Let’s take [...]
During the winter season in Wisconsin, there’s nothing better than relaxing by a warm fire in your home. After turning on your fireplace or wood stove for a few hours, you go back to turn it off before leaving. The last thing you’re thinking about is removing the wood ashes from your fireplace. However, it is [...]
Regular cleaning and maintenance of your chimney help keep your home and family safe because they help prevent dangerous creosote buildup. If you have a wood burning fireplace, insert, or stove, you will likely encounter creosote in your chimney. The key is to keep it from building up. Here is everything that you need to [...]