by Bill Jacques Buying a home is one of the largest investments that a person will make in life. It can be daunting. Am I paying the right price? Have I checked everything on the property? Are there any major safety issues? A home inspection is a visual inspection of readily-accessible areas of a house, … More Home inspections help with what’s up with your chimney?
At the Chimney Safety Institute of America, we are in the business of educating homeowners to help keep them safer and save them money and time. It was back in August of last year when one of our 2012 most read blogs was first published about the importance of buying and burning the best wood … More Don’t just take our wood-burning word for it
This year, our friends at the National Safety Council (NSC) are celebrating 100 years of programs and services that aim to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road. The NSC has shared some surprising data that speaks directly to our mission to better educate homeowners … More Nearly 9 in 10 home-heating-related fires involve a chimney
For all of a wood fire’s beauty, it sure leaves an ugly, dirty mess behind in your fireplace. Ash, that consistent by-product of wood burning, is unsightly and can create a mess as it builds up in your fireplace or wood stove. This is why the tendency of most homeowners is to sweep away ash … More Ash in moderation