Monthly Archives: June 2019

Man looking into dryer

How To Avoid a Dangerous Dryer Fire

Man looking into dryer

A dryer fire is much more common than you think. The National Fire Protection Association found that from 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments estimated 15,970 fires involving washers and dryers, resulted in 13 deaths, 440 injuries and $238 million in property damage. Out of all those fires, 92% were due to dryer fires. According to the […]

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Three Reasons NEVER To Remove A Fireplace Lintel

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As professional chimney sweeps, there’s a common issue that we’ve been running into more and more during the past few years. Contractors, interior designers, and do-it-yourself homeowners are removing the fireplace lintel. Perhaps this is to create, in their minds, a more aesthetically-pleasing fireplace by making a taller firebox opening. However, removing the lintel can […]