Categories for Fireplace Maintenance

How to Properly Prepare Your Fireplace for Fall

August 28, 2023 Published by Leave your thoughts

How to Properly Prepare Your Fireplace for Fall Fall is right around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity to cozy up next to a warm, crackling fireplace. However, before you can enjoy those delightful evenings, it’s crucial to ensure that your fireplace is properly prepared. From cleaning out the chimney to inspecting the damper, this blog post will guide you through the necessary steps to get your fireplace ready for the autumn season. Remove Ash and Debris The first step in preparing your fireplace for fall is to clean out any remaining ash and debris from the previous... View Article

Tips For Closing Your Fireplace This Spring and Summer

April 28, 2023 Published by Leave your thoughts

Tips For Closing Your Fireplace This Spring and Summer Keeping a fireplace open all summer can be detrimental to your home’s energy efficiency. That’s why it’s essential to close it down for the season. According to chimney masonry repair pros, there are several ways you can do this safely and effectively. Keep reading to learn how! Clean The Firebox Before closing your fireplace, it’s important to make sure you do it safely and properly. You’ll want to clean the firebox, close the damper, inspect the chimney, and clear any ash from the flue. To clean the firebox, use a mixture... View Article

Signs It’s Time To Clean Your Chimney

April 14, 2023 Published by Leave your thoughts

Signs It’s Time To Clean Your Chimney Keeping your fireplace clean and maintained is an essential part of safety. Here are some signs that you may be overdue for a chimney cleaning. Bird Or Animal Nests Birds and other animals build nests to provide a safe and warm place for their young to live. They use a wide range of materials including fur, leaves, grasses, mosses, twigs, branches, bones, and even wool and spider silk. The type of nest a bird chooses depends on its location and environment. On some occasions, the venue can be your chimney. With that said,... View Article

How To Properly Prepare Your Fireplace For Spring

March 21, 2023 Published by Leave your thoughts

After a long, cold winter, your fireplace is probably feeling a little tired. But there are still a few things you can do to prepare your fireplace for this spring season.  Clean The Flue  Keeping your chimney clean is the single most important thing you can do to keep your home and family safe. Whether you have a gas- or oil-fired appliance, you need to ensure the flue is in tip-top shape. The first step is to inspect the chimney for damage or build-up of creosote. To do this, use a flashlight to shine into the flue and smoke chamber.... View Article

How to Prepare and Use Your Fireplace During the Spring

April 13, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Even as many parts of the country are closing up their fireplaces for the remainder of the year, the citizens of Wisconsin and other northern states still have several weeks to go before the fire-burning season is well and truly over. If you’re still burning fires and practicing smart fireplace preparation in Wausau, WI, here are some tips to stay safe and comfortable. Keep burning good wood Any conscientious homeowner understands that burning green or unseasoned wood isn’t just a pain to keep burning, but it can also undermine the integrity of your fireplace. So, even as many local distributors... View Article

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