Composting Wood Ash As we approach winter, more and more homeowners will begin firing up their wood stoves and fireplaces to both heat their homes and provide a level of comfort that can only come from a roaring fire. With so much activity, you’ll be producing a ton of wood ash. And fall is a…

Is Your Chimney Smelling Funky? It’s hot everywhere along the West Coast right now and the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your chimney – that is, of course, provided it’s not making a strange smell to coincide with increased temperatures. Summer heat and humidity can wreck havoc on many aspects of your home,…

Cleaning Your Wood Fireplace There’s nothing better than the warmth of a wood fireplace on a chilly winter night, but with summer in full swing, your fireplace may be the very last thing at back of your mind. However, the warm weather is the perfect time to get a fresh start on your fireplace and…

Proper Care of Your Fireplace in the Summer Your fireplace is the centerpiece of your home regardless of the season. Even though there won’t be a warm, blazing fire in your fireplace during the warm summer months, you should still ensure your fireplace is well-maintained and clean in order to avoid serious problems in the…

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