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Prepare Your Chimney for Winter

Prepare Your Chimney for Winter The winter season is the best time for a warm, cozy fire. As middle Tennessee welcomes cold temperatures this winter (and even a bit of snow, as we’ve seen!), make sure that your fireplace and chimney are clean, safe, and prepared to last through...

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Preventing House Fires by Keeping your Dryer Clean

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates an annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries are due to clothes dryer fires. Several hundred people a year are also subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from improper dryer vent setups. The financial costs come to nearly $100,000,000 per year. In...

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3 Reasons to Clean Your Dryer Vent

According to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), and average of 2,900 residential clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Their research determined that failure to clean...

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How to Become a Chimney Sweep

Have you ever thought of becoming a chimney sweep? An excellent place to start is The Chimney Safety Institute of America. This organization offers four annual sessions of the National Chimney Sweep Training School – the most comprehensive chimney sweep training program in the U.S. – and can help...

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Chimney Sweep Certifications Explained

Chimney sweeping and dryer vent cleaning are crucial tasks in the fight to keep families safe from home fires. The best and most reliable chimney sweeps are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), indicating the highest level of specialized training and expertise in their field. The...

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Fun Facts about Bricks

The majority of chimneys are constructed using fired bricks, a material that has been around since about 5000 BC. Bricks simply put are a single unit of a kneaded clay-bearing soil, sand and lime, or concrete material that is fire-hardened. Here are some facts about bricks, an eco-friendly building...

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Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

Spring is a great time of year to complete some simple tasks to keep your home running smooth all year long. Here are some home maintenance tips for spring  that will increase the efficiency of your home, and help keep your family safe.   Clean your gutters. Poor or...

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