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Is the Cold Weather Affecting Your Chimeny

cold weather could be affecting your chimney

Winter has barely begun, and already all across the US, we are already facing brutally cold temperatures. This cold weather could be affecting your chimney, and raising your heating bill. Here are some of the potential damages that homeowners could face and what to watch out for… Read more…?

Can you burn your Christmas tree in the fireplace?

can you burn your christmas tree in the fireplace?

Christmas is over. It’s time to take the decorations down, and now you may be asking what you can do with your REAL Christmas tree now that it is coming down. Can you burn your Christmas tree in the fireplace? Keep reading to find out if this is a good idea. Read more…?

Holiday Fireplace Safety Tips

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday hustle and bustle has begun. When hanging the stockings by the chimney with care, keep in mind these holiday fireplace safety tips for decorating. Read more…?

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What to Expect from Home Safe Hearth & Chimney at Your Appointment

We’ve all swept a floor at some point, but sweeping a chimney is not like sweeping a floor.

Chimney sweeping requires extra attention to detail, specialized classroom and field training, experience, know-how, and diligence.  At Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, our number one priority is keeping your home and family safe. Read more…?

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How to Select and Store Firewood

firewood

Ideally, the best time to buy your firewood is in the spring or summer. However, if you are just now thinking about making your firewood purchase with winter coming, it’s important to make sure you know how to select and store your firewood. Read more…?

Why a CSIA Chimney Inspection is Important When Buying or Selling a Home

Chimney Inspection

A home inspection is very important to have completed when you are purchasing a home. However, one key area that can often go overlooked is your chimney. This is because home inspectors are not certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Find out why you should have a CSIA Chimney Inspection completed before buying or selling a home.  Read more…?

7 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time to Get Your Chimney Cleaned

It’s June, and you’re probably thinking of warm Summer days by the pool, and the last thing on your mind are the long cold winter days bundled up by the fire. However, summer is the BEST time to get your chimney cleaned. Read more…?

Dealing With A Leaky Chimney? 5 Possible Causes

chimney leaks

With the unpredictable Kansas weather and all of the rain we have seen, you may have noticed some leaks around your chimney. There are many causes for chimney leaks. Most of the time a roof leak around a chimney is not the roof – it’s the chimney. All of our certified technicians are specifically trained to know what to look for to SOLVE your leaky chimney issues. Read more…?

Factors to Consider When Upgrading Your Fireplace

If you have an older traditional fireplace, you may have noticed your heating costs increasing each year. Unfortunately, these older fireplaces just are not very efficient. In fact, the majority of heat they produce exits out of the chimney, which causes you to use more supplemental heating appliances to keep your home warm, cozy, and comfortable. You may be thinking about upgrading your fireplace to a more efficient fireplace insert. Read more…?

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All About Prefabricated Chimneys

If you have moved into a newly built home, you may have a prefabricated (or prefab) chimney instead of a traditional masonry chimney. This type of chimney has grown in popularity over the past couple of decades, so it is more common to find a prefab chimney in homes that have been recently constructed. It is important to realize the differences between your new prefab chimney from a masonry chimney so that you are using your new fireplace properly and safely. Read more…?

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