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Earthquake Damaged Chimneys can be Deadly

MONDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2010

Hidden damage caused by an earthquake could prove fatal to you or your family.

A masonry chimney, woodstove, or gas line could leak toxic fumes and extreme heat to enter your house. Small cracks or loosened connections may pose a serious threat.

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The Top Down Burn: A Clean and Efficient Fire

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2010

The greatest volume of smoke and particulate pollution from a wood fire occurs during a cold start. Wood fires lit from the bottom in a conventional manner promote a dirty burn and waste a large amount of potential heat in the form of unburned gases. (more…)

When it Comes to Chimney Safety, D-I-Y Can Spell Disaster

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, 2009

The National Fire Protection Association and the Chimney Safety Institute of America both recommend that homeowners call a qualified professional for an annual chimney inspection. Only a qualified professional will be able to identify and resolve structural and maintenance issues before potential carbon monoxide intrusion and chimney fire hazards risk your time, health or money. (more…)

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