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Category: Fire Safety

Firewood 101: What You Need to Know

If you’re a fan of old-fashioned fireside comfort, firewood may be an important part of your home heating experience. However, firewood selection isn’t as “cut and dried” as it may seem, and care should be taken when selecting and handling the wood you burn in your home. The quality and safety of your fireside experience depends not only on the kind of wood you use,...

The Homeowner's Guide to Chimney Inspections

The fireplace often serves as a warm and inviting place for families to gather. However according to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2016 and 2020, fireplaces and chimneys were responsible for seven percent of residential fires in the United States. Despite accounting for only seven percent, chimney fires were responsible for more than $200 million in property damage.Figures like these underscore the need for...