Firewood that has been seasoned

14 Need-to-Know Facts about Seasoning Firewood

Firewood that has been seasoned

Here are some interesting facts that will help you season your firewood for your fireplace or stove.  Seasoning your wood is critical not only for safer fires, but to reduce creosote buildup in your fireplace or stove flue pipe and to reduce pollutants into the atmosphere.  This is the second post in a series of […]

Young couple sitting next to fireplace

Wind Caps Solve Fireplace Smoking Problems

Young couple sitting next to fireplace

Enjoying a warm fire on a cold evening is one of the simple pleasures in life, but not when that beautiful crackling fire is accompanied by the eye-burning scent of smoke. There are a number of causes for fireplace smoking problems, many of which are easily remedied. If you live in an area prone to […]

Dryer fire

How to Avoid a Dryer Fire During a Flex Alert

Dryer fire

Here we are in July and we’re all enjoying the beautiful summer weather that’s common here in beautiful San Diego, but this heat has created some unintended consequences. Due to the extreme summer heat throughout the region and the resulting high electricity usage, the manager of the state’s power grid has issued a Flex Alert […]

3 Issues with Rampart General Pre-Cast Chimneys

Imagine this scenario: You have spent a great deal of time looking for that perfect home. You did your due diligence, had the proper home inspections and then made the single most expensive investment of your life. After moving in, you decide to get the chimney inspected and swept. The chimney sweep comes in and, […]