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Fireplaces and Your Home’s Value

The thought of adding a fireplace to your house often offers idyllic images of sitting in front of a fire on a snowy night. It seems like the perfect way to spend the holiday season and would be sure to add a cozy and welcoming atmosphere to any home. Yet, many homeowners wonder about whether or not this will be a smart investment in the long run. Chimneys require a lot of maintenance, so it is often unclear if adding a fireplace is going to be good for your home’s overall value. Read more…?

Importance of Properly Seasoned Wood

If you own a wood-burning fireplace, making sure that you are using appropriate fuel is essential in maintaining both individual fires and overall fireplace health. It may seem that any type of wood should do the trick, but using properly seasoned firewood is highly beneficial for you and your fireplace in the long run. But what does “seasoned wood” really mean and why is this so important? Keep reading to educate yourself on this important aspect of burning firewood efficiently. Read more…?

The Dangers of Ivy on Your Chimney

When it comes to decorating your chimney, growing ivy around it may seem like the obvious choice. This plant helps add to the old charm often associated with chimneys and encourages that more rustic look that many people love. Yet, when it comes down to it, ivy is not ideal for chimney décor and will likely cause more damage and expense than it is worth. Continue reading for some of the main issues involved with growing ivy on your chimney. Read more…?

Don’t Wait Until Fall to Have Your Chimney Serviced

Believe it or not – the dog days of summer are coming to an end. Before long, the kids will be back in school, and you will find yourself busier than ever. The season of fall brings with it many to-do lists, so getting ahead of some things now can make your life easier. Once September arrives, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps at Home Safe Hearth & Chimney are very busy cleaning and inspecting chimneys, and it can be difficult to schedule an appointment for your annual chimney maintenance services. Read more…?

What To Do If Your Chimney Stinks

Nonsense in your home is a good thing especially when it is combined with lots of smiles and laughter. Non-scents is also a good thing, especially after you have corrected the cause of a formerly stinky chimney and fireplace. Home Safe Hearth & Chimney alleviates the problem of foul-smelling chimneys and fireplaces for homeowners in Wichita and the surrounding communities. Read more…?

Importance Of Using A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep

You want the best doctor for you and the best car for your family, why wouldn’t you want the best home maintenance professionals for your house? Being a homeowner involves a lot of responsibility, and any experienced homeowner will tell you that prevention and maintenance is the biggest step towards keeping your home beautiful and safe. Having your chimney professionally swept is necessary to maintain the integrity of your wood-burning appliance. Beyond this, hiring a CSIA certified chimney sweep will guarantee your chimney is swept efficiently, safely and thoroughly. Read more…?

Effects Of Winter On Your Chimney

Spring is here and everyone is so relieved to shed the nasty winter weather in favor of sunshine and mild temperatures. Now is the time to tackle those spring cleaning checklists and enjoy some time outdoors with friends and family. But have you stopped to think about your poor chimney? Your chimney has been exposed to the harsh elements all winter long! The lasting effects of the long winter we have just endured make a chimney inspection long overdue. There are many factors that affect a chimney structure, let’s take a look at a few of them. Read more…?

Choose the Best Hearth and Fireplace by Avoiding Builder Grade

Many homeowners who have had a home built from the ground up have heard of the term “builder grade.” It refers to the quality of materials and structures used in the home, and people naturally assume builder grade is high quality that the builders themselves would choose. Unfortunately, this misconception can cause big headaches and expenses down the road. Read more…?

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Buying a Wood Stove or Insert

If you are looking for an appliance to heat your home, consider buying a wood burning stove from Home Safe Hearth and Chimney. Read more…?

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Why a Direct Vent Gas Insert Might Be the Right Choice for Your Home

Wood stoves, inserts, and fireplace can be messy and require a lot of work and attention. Gas hearth appliances, on the other hand, are clean, easy and convenient to control, and can be used to heat multiple rooms. Read more…?

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