Fire safety

A 15-post collection

The Dangers of Burning Unsafe Items

Burning anything other than wood in your fireplace or wood stove can be extremely dangerous for many reasons. Fireplaces and wood stoves are meant to burn wood, but often people are tempted to use them as mini personal incinerators. You may think that it is better to burn up certain »

Precautions to Take When Burning Wood

Taking precautions for wood burning safety is an absolute must when you have a fireplace or wood stove in your home. No matter if you use it as your main heat source or as a supplemental heat source to lower utility bills, there is a potential for the unthinkable to »

Holiday Fire Safety Tips for You and Your Pets

Even though it's not winter yet, we have had winter weather already. We've cranked up the heat, lit our holiday scented candles, started baking, and started using our fireplaces and woodstoves. In our attempts to get warm and cozy, this can sometimes come with an increased risk of house fires. »

Anti-Creo-Soot: The industry standard for modifying glazed creosote

While there is no replacement for having your chimney annually swept, using Anti-Creo-Soot (or ACS) will improve the safety and efficiency in your wood or coal burning stoves, furnaces, boilers, fireplaces, and pellet stoves. Anti-Creo-Soot is a safe, non-toxic advanced catalytic manganese formula that is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and leaves less »

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 »

Cleaning a Chimney Using the Brush and Rod Bottom Up Method

Download the PDF The Bottom Up Brush & Rod Chimney Cleaning Method is very similar to the Top Down method just a little safer. You will not have to climb up on top of your roof, so this method is great for the homeowner who is not so fond of »