“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Don't neglect annual

.... inspection of your wood stove or fireplace.

If you burn wood for heat, be sure to have your chimney or wood stove pipe thoroughly cleaned and inspected each year.

My father used to do this to his home .. I'll pay someone with expertise, agile limbs and a steady ladder to climb my steep pitched roof.  Our stove needed a few new fire bricks and a ceramic fiber blanket replaced.

Properly seasoned wood burns best.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure ~ Benjamin Franklin

Have you taken measures to prevent a chimney fire?


Laurie said...

Thanks for the reminder. We had our first cool night last night, so it's time to start thinking about wood heat.

ElderberryWine4u said...

Hi, Mrs. Mac. We just had our wood stove cleaned as we do every year, but we were not happy with our cleaner this time so I bought a couple of chimney brushes that we can use to clean the chimney ourselves. We always burn only well seasoned wood and keep both creosote remover and chimney fire suppressant handy. I think working on the wood pile is harder than cleaning the chimney!