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Summer Fireplace Cleaning | Fireplace Cleaning Niagara

Most homeowners wait way too long between fireplace cleaning services. How long is too long? The National Fire Protection Association says your chimney, fireplace and vents should be inspected every single year. Book your fireplace cleaning today! So what do we look at and what do we actually do when we clean your fireplace in […]

Does My Gas Fireplace Need Spring Cleaning? How to Make Your Gas Fireplace Safe

Your gas fireplace burns much cleaner than the old wood burning fireplace. But that doesn’t mean you can forget about annual maintenance and inspections. The relatively sparse maintenance requirements are a great perk of your new gas fireplace, but relatively is the key word. It requires less maintenance than your old wood burning fireplace, but […]

What is a WETT Inspection? When do I Need a WETT Inspection?

A Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) inspection is a thorough inspection of your wood burning appliance by a certified technician. A certified technician is trained to identify local code compliance standards. This is the only way to know for sure your wood burning appliance is in good enough shape for use. An annual cleaning is […]

Heating with a Gas Fireplace? Remember these 3 things

Remember these 3 things if you heat your house, or even a room, with a gas fireplace. For some houses, a gas fireplace is enough to keep the whole place warm all winter long. For others, the gas fireplace mostly supplements furnace heat, allowing you to keep the thermostat a little lower and saving some […]

Preparing for a Winter Power Outage

Are you ready? This winter is expected to be cold and snowy. Heavy snow and ice leads to power loss across the Niagara region every year, and this year could be worse than most. How ready are you for a winter day and night without power? Have you thought about how you’ll keep the family […]

How Often Should I Get My Chimney Cleaned?

Chimney cleaning isn’t a cosmetic job. It’s 100% about safety. The creosote and other byproducts left after a season of warm fires are a danger many homeowners don’t acknowledge. It only takes a small amount of creosote sticking to the walls high up your chimney to start a fire you won’t even know is burning […]

Pet Fireplace Safety | How To Keep Your Pet Safe Around the Fire

Most families who bring a new pet home assume it knows how to act around the fireplace. But the way a contained fire acts can be confusing to a cat or dog (especially when they are kitten or puppy sized), and the movement of the flames in the contained space sometimes draws the curious creatures […]

3 Ways to Use Your Old Wood Fireplace

Lots of older homes have aged wood burning fireplaces that aren’t quite suitable to hold a cracking blaze anymore. These little brick caverns sit unused in most cases, with the homeowners wasting a great opportunity for some unique changes to the aesthetic of the house. Here are three great options to reuse that space. Decorate […]

Cleaning the Glass On Your Gas Fireplace | Fireplace Chores

Cleaning the Glass On Your Gas Fireplace If you can’t really see the flames flicking around the inside of your direct vent gas fireplace, how do you know if it’s performing as intended? Aside from that, why wouldn’t you want to have a clear, unobstructed view of the flames every time you turn the fireplace […]