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June 2019

What is a Chimney Damper and How Does it Work?

2019-06-25T15:35:26+00:00

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 [...]

What is a Chimney Damper and How Does it Work?2019-06-25T15:35:26+00:00

May 2019

Alternatives to Burning Wood in Your Fireplace

2019-04-17T23:15:04+00:00

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 [...]

Alternatives to Burning Wood in Your Fireplace2019-04-17T23:15:04+00:00

February 2019

Fireplace Safety: How to Remove Wood Ashes From Your Fireplace

2019-02-11T20:47:51+00:00

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 [...]

Fireplace Safety: How to Remove Wood Ashes From Your Fireplace2019-02-11T20:47:51+00:00

January 2019

Creosote Buildup: What Does This Mean for Your Chimney

2018-12-29T13:53:44+00:00

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 [...]

Creosote Buildup: What Does This Mean for Your Chimney2018-12-29T13:53:44+00:00

December 2018

Stay Safe: 5 Need-to-Know Facts About Chimney Fires

2018-11-23T13:39:31+00:00

As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, there are few thoughts more comforting than a nice, roaring fire. However, it can be easy to forget that using your fireplace improperly can cause chimney fires. Although homeowners rarely think their homes are at risk, chimney fires in Milwaukee happen more often than you [...]

Stay Safe: 5 Need-to-Know Facts About Chimney Fires2018-11-23T13:39:31+00:00

August 2018

Fireplace Safety: How to Prepare Your Chimney for Winter

2018-09-15T11:24:39+00:00

Summer seems to go by so fast. Before you know it, the air conditioning shuts off and the heat kicks on. One of the biggest anticipations for winter is when you can use your fireplace. You grab a comfy blanket, a glass of wine, and just embrace the warmth. However, it's important to understand fireplace [...]

Fireplace Safety: How to Prepare Your Chimney for Winter2018-09-15T11:24:39+00:00

January 2018