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A 23-post collection

Clean Your Fireplace Surround When the Heating Season Comes to an End

Fireplaces and wood burners are being used less and less now that the weather is getting warmer. So it is a great time to start thinking about cleaning up the soot and smoke residue that has accumulated over the last few months. The fireplace surround is always the most difficult »

Dangers of Creosote Build-up for Chimneys and Homes

Wood burners that have been heating with wood for years are familiar with the dangers of having excess amounts of creosote in a chimney flue. However, homeowners that are new to wood burning may not. So today we are going to take a look creosote, what it is, and how »

How to Considerably Lower the Risk of a Chimney Fire

Well the wood burning season is not quite over yet which means that we are not out of the woods when it comes to the risk of a chimney fire. The risk is there as long as you are burning wood in a fireplace or wood stove. The health of »

Keep the Dust Down with a Handy Helper Ash Scoop

Do you love to warm up next to a wood fire but hate to clean up the mess it leaves behind? That is usually the only complaint that most wood burners have is cleaning up the ashes that are left behind. Cleaning out the ash with a shovel and bucket »

5 Ways to Use Fireplace Ashes Around Your Home

Wood burners know the struggle that is disposing of wood ashes. During the heating season it is a never ending circle! There are large amounts of ash that get accumulated just during one burning season. Having an ash storage container on the hearth or next to your wood stove is »

Get your Fireplace Ready for the Holiday Season

If you have a fireplace in your home, the room that it is located in is most likely the room that you will be entertaining in. So even if you do not use the fireplace everyday as a heat source now would be a good time to examine the ins »

Dangers of Using a Household Vacuum to Suck up Ashes

Having ashes to clean is inevitable when you have a wood burning fireplace or wood stove. The type of wood that you burn and the frequency to which you burn will determine just how often you will have to clean out the ashes. Removing ashes from your fireplace or wood »

7 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Wood Stove

The cold season is upon us especially here in Michigan! As fall is setting in and winter is just around the corner so the nights are getting colder and everyone is getting their heating appliances ready to be fired up.Preparing your heating appliance is very important for the safety »