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Why is An Annual Chimney Inspection Recommended?

Your chimney may be the most hard-working system in your house. Whenever a fire is burning, it is working. It keeps the family safe and house warm all by using many different parts. Like anything that you depend on for safety and service, the chimney is susceptible to wear and tear. It needs routine maintenance in order to continue to work properly. Despite the durability, your chimney will not last if not properly maintained.

Routine Maintenance

Why is an Annual Chimney Inspection Recommended - Chico CA - White GloveBoth the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend routine maintenance for the safest and most efficient chimney system. Routine chimney sweeps keep the system clean so that it can vent the fire efficiently. Annual chimney inspections allow a professional to assess the system, identifying hazards before they can cause a fire, carbon monoxide exposure, or result in a waste of money and resources.

CSIA Inspections Explained

Chimney inspections are categorized so homeowners schedule needed inspections without wasting money or time on an unnecessary extensive inspection.

Level 1 inspections are required annually when nothing has changed with the system, and no changes are planned. It is an assessment of all the readily accessible portions of the chimney and doesn’t require any special tools.

Level 2 inspections are required after a change to the system (installation, repair, etc.) or a natural occurrence affected the house (tornado, fire, etc.). Sale or transfer of a property requires a Level 2 inspection as well. If you are looking into purchasing a home with a fireplace, ask for the level 2 inspection. It includes everything in a level 1 inspection, in addition to hidden portions in attics and crawlspaces.

Level 3 inspections are the most thorough level and required when a serious hazard is identified. It includes everything in the level 1 and 2 inspections and may require special tools to remove components of the structure or chimney to access the hazard.

Contact Us Today!

Your home owner’s insurance most likely covers routine chimney inspections. A certified chimney sweep should also complete them. Your insurance company will require professional services the same way your automobile warranty requires certain routine maintenance. Inspections keep things working properly. During an inspection, chimney experts identify quick and affordable minor repairs. Homeowners avoid serious and costly repairs when catching and repairing minor damage early on. Inspections are one way to not only diagnose chimney issues, but also prevent them. Find out more about chimney care by speaking to a chimney expert at White Glove. We offer chimney services  year-round, and recommend inspections before burn season. Call today at 530-221-3331!

By Bob Ferrari on November 20th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Top Reasons to Consider Gas Fuel

If you want to make a major change to your chimney and fireplace system, now is the time. When winter begins, you may become busy and not want to make changes to the hearth. Get started now. Check out the top reasons to choose gas as your next fireplace fuel.


Using natural gas is better for the environment than using an electric heater or wood fireplace. Gas burns cleaner than wood, and is more efficient, so less particles, smoke, and gases are released into the environment.

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Making the switch from wood to gas can save you money because gas fireplaces do not lose the kind of heat that wood fireplaces do. Also, gas fireplaces are great for zone heating which saves families hundreds in energy costs each year. Use gas to heat areas, or zones, of the home that are most used, and turn down the central heat in the rest of the house. Watch your energy bills go down as well!

Easy Installation

Gas fireplaces are easy to install. They can generally be installed anywhere depending on the model you choose. Some gas fireplaces are closed units that draw air and vent through a wall, and others are inserted into an existing fireplace and use the chimney. The options are endless, and once they’re in, they are easy to use.


In addition to easy installation, gas fireplaces are easy to use. Most are lit by a switch or button and are extinguished just as easily. This makes it easy to control the heat during a get-together or shut off the fire easily when it’s time to head to bed or leave the house.

No Mess

There is no wood to haul, split, or light when you choose gas. There aren’t ashes to clean up, and no wood dust floating around your home. When your gas fireplace is installed, it will likely come with a care plan in which a professional should service it annually, cleaning and checking parts. This type of maintenance helps to maintain your warranty.

No Creosote

When gas burns, it doesn’t produce creosote the way that wood stoves do. This means less frequent chimney sweeps to clean the flue and system. However, gas fireplaces do release a small amount of water vapor as they burn so it’s important to have the proper flue liner for your system.

With all of the benefits of gas, there is no reason to choose another fireplace. By shopping White Glove’s House of Fire and discussing your dream fireplace with a fire expert, you can choose the best model, style, and size appliance for your family. With gas, the possibilities are endless. Choose from contemporary or traditional styles. Choose everything from the facing, to the kind of ceramic wood burns in the hearth.

Stop by White Glove’s House of Fire, and get started today!

By Bob Ferrari on November 6th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Explore Dangers with Improper Hearth Installations

When it comes to fireplace safety, it starts with hearth installation. When you choose a fireplace, stove, or insert, you need the services of a professional chimney sweep. White Glove Chimney and Air Duct installs all of our hearth products according to manufacturer specifications and local and federal fire safety codes. We know that an improper hearth installation can result in fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more.

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The chimney system is designed to vent the fire so that smoke, particulate pollution, and hazardous gases are taken outside the house. Carbon monoxide causes up to 400 accidental deaths in the US per year and more injuries and hospitalizations than that. Carbon monoxide is sometimes called “the silent killer” because it goes unnoticed until it causes significant damage. A big carbon monoxide leak can mean sudden symptoms that lead to death, and a slow leak can cause flu-like symptoms that results in organ failure over time. Carbon monoxide intrusion is a life-threatening experience can be prevented by installing carbon monoxide detectors. Hiring a professional chimney sweep and installing detectors is the best thing you can do to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

Chimney and Hearth Fire

When installing a new appliance, your chimney sweep should take proper measurements, and use appropriate materials for a safe fire. It is not safe to install a stove in a corner without refractory panels or fire bricks to protect the structure from high heat. A fireplace insert should be installed with a custom flue liner. When doors, fire screens, and any other component is added to the heart, it should be secured properly. These are all things that a professional knows, but an amateur or homeowner will not know the necessary precautions to take.

Damage and Frequent Repairs

The firebox is the most under-serviced portion of the entire chimney system and endures the most abuse. The firebox ensures concentrated heat and should be constructed to withstand it. If the fireplace isn’t constructed of the proper fire bricks, it will become damaged quickly and need frequent repairs. If the high heat doesn’t cause a fire, it can cause structural materials of the home to become weakened. This type of damage can be catastrophic for a house, especially when combined with seismic activity that can affect the structure, like that in California.

Don’t trust your hearth installation with anyone else. White Glove installs quality hearth products that are safe and beautiful. Call White Glove today or schedule an appointment online.

By Bob Ferrari on October 23rd, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Why Hire a Certified Chimney Sweep

It’s October, and that means cooler weather, crackling fires, and festivities. When you’re getting your fireplace ready for burn season, don’t forget your chimney too. It’s the chimney’s job to keep your fire working for you safely and efficiently through the winter. It’s the chimney sweep’s job to keep the entire system functions. Hiring an inexperienced handyman to work on your chimney is like hiring a chef to change a tire. You need specific expertise to get the job done right.

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Every industry has standards for professionalism, training, and safety. Unfortunately, the chimney industry is one that is under-regulated. Recognizing this problem, industry professionals created the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) in 1983, and it quickly became the national standard for chimney safety. CSIA members undergo extensive classroom and field training and have to complete and pass a test over chimney safety as well as federal safety standards. They must adhere to a stringent code of ethics designed to protect homeowners from chimney service-related scams, and members found in violation can have their membership revoked. Finally, a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep (CCS) has to recertify every three years by way of examination or continued education. When you hire a certified chimney sweep, you are getting the training he or she received through the CSIA organization, as well as on-the-job training, and continued education.

The Trusted Professionals

It isn’t just that CSIA certified chimney sweeps are the best and most educated and experienced. They are also the trusted name in the chimney industry. Realtors, insurance providers, property managers, code enforcement officers, and lawyers will look for the CSIA signature. If you need your insurance company to cover a chimney repair cost, they will want a certified chimney sweep to complete the work. City safety codes will require a certified chimney sweep to complete rebuilds and constructions. It is the trusted name because it’s the industry standard.

When You Choose White Glove

When you choose White Glove Chimney and Air Duct for all of your comprehensive chimney needs, you don’t just get a certified robot. You get a neighbor, a community member, and a professional. We care about the environment, we care about our community, and we care about our customers. Our first priority is the safety and comfort of our customers in Northern California. We work with other professionals in the area to ensure you get the best overall services possible. CSIA members work together with affiliated trades such as home inspectors, realtors, contractors, and homeowner associations.

White Glove doesn’t stop with the CSIA certification. We are also a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), certified through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), certified fire inspector, and a Heatshield certified dealer. When your home is going under the knife, choose the surgeon, the chimney specialist–choose a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep.

Contact White Glove Chimney and Air Duct and put your chimney and your home in the hands of the best.

By Bob Ferrari on October 9th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Dangers of Creosote Buildup

As long as your fire is burning, substances are produced and pushed through the chimney system. Creosote, soot, particulate pollution, and toxic gases are some of these substances, although to us, it just looks like smoke. Creosote and soot coat the inside when smoke rises, building up until it becomes a problem.

The Problem With Creosote

Dangers of Creosote Buildup - Chico, CA - White Glove Chimney and DuctCreosote is a black substance made up mostly of tar. It can be sticky and gooey like tar or it can become hard and glazed. When it reaches this stage it can also be more troublesome to remove. This is because as the creosote heats, it boils and the moisture evaporates from it, leaving behind a hardened material known as glazed creooste. Glazed creosote is a level three buildup, and is extremely dangerous because it is basically concentrated fuel on the inside of your flue.

Once you have a creosote buildup, it becomes less efficient, making the smoke and hot gases rise slower, cooling faster, and settling onto the sides of the flue more. This process repeats itself until flammable glazed creosote dangerously builds up, or until there is a blockage that prevents the proper ventilation of the fire. Without proper ventilation, your fireplace will vent into your home, exposing your family to particulate pollution and smoke that cause respiratory issues, and gases that can poison you and cause serious injury and death. If the creosote ignites, it will cause a fueled fire in a matter of seconds.

What You Can Do

While you cannot stop creosote completely, you can do your part as a homeowner to prevent it in excess.

1. Schedule routine maintenance including a chimney sweep and annual inspection in which your system is thoroughly cleaned and assessed for dangers like creosote buildup.
2. Burn only properly seasoned firewood so that your system will work more efficiently, your wood will burn more completely, and it will produce less creosote. If you cannot cut your own wood, you can buy from a local source.
3. Do not burn trash, clothes, or other items inside your fireplace, stove, or insert. Wood is the only thing designed to burn in your fireplace, and the only thing that will burn properly. Trash, clothes, and other items will burn incompletely, lowering efficiency, and leading to excess creosote, soot, and smoke.
4. In addition to routine professional maintenance, you can utilize CSIA accepted products such as the Creosote Sweeping Log (CSL). This product is professionally designed for homeowner use and to work in conjunction with ongoing chimney maintenance by a certified professional.

With burn season coming quickly, it is the best time to think about your fire safety this winter. It is best to schedule a sweep or inspection before your first fire of the season if you are unsure of when your last one was. We these services and more to keep our customers in Northern California safe and warm this winter. Call one of our experts or request an appointment online today.

By Bob Ferrari on September 21st, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Have Your Chimney Swept Soon

If you’re like most of Northern California, you are gearing up for winter weather. As fall leaves begin to turn, it is the best time to prepare for fire burning season, and you can get a jump start by scheduling your chimney sweep today.

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The time between October and January is when chimney sweep companies are kept busy with installations, repairs, and emergency calls. It can be extremely difficult to get an appointment for routine maintenance during this time, and you may find it impossible! Don’t put it off. You still have a few weeks before temperatures dip, and if you schedule your chimney sweep now, you can rest assured that it will be fire-ready in time for winter.

The Importance of the Chimney Sweep

If you haven’t had your chimney swept since last year, you should have it done before you light your first fire of the year. There are problems that might have occurred over the summer months that went unnoticed. For instance, if your chimney cap became damaged or dislodged due to weather, your chimney is susceptible to water damage and animal intrusion. Even if an animal left your chimney safely, it still left behind debris that is flammable. Debris in the chimney, such as nesting materials, fur or feathers, or an animal carcass, can lead to a serious drop in efficiency, smoke problems, and fire.

If you haven’t had a leak or animal intrusion, your dirty chimney has set untouched this summer and is still dirty from last burn season. It’s important to have the soot, creosote, and ashes removed for the safest and most efficient fire possible.

What to Expect

A chimney sweep is an easy visit. It can be completed in one visit, requires minimal tools, and doesn’t affect the rest of your home whatsoever. When you schedule with White Glove, an experienced technician will come into the home and use special tools to reach into the flue and brush away the soot and creosote. Then he will remove these hazardous materials using an industrial vacuuming system that keeps all of the waste and dust from affecting your home, air, and belongings.

With each visit, we clean the entire chimney system as described above, and inspect it for damage and proper installations. We can service and maintain any brand and style of wood-burning stove, removing wood-burning inserts for a thorough cleaning, and inspecting the stove system.

Your chimney sweep can be completed whether the owner of the property is home or not, and findings only discussed with the property owner no matter who is paying for the service. If the property is tenant-occupied, the information will be sent to the owner.

Contact Us

With only a few months until winter, you should get your chimney sweep scheduled soon, and avoid any issues during your upcoming burn season. White Glove schedules chimney sweeps and inspections year-round, because we know how busy families can get. It’s our goal that our customers, new and old, can be safe and comfortable this winter.

You can schedule your chimney sweep online or call us today. Ask a White Glove technician about fireplace stain removal while you’re making your appointment!

By Bob Ferrari on September 7th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Get Your Wall Furnace Cleaned Before Winter

It is almost time for winter, and you don’t want to be caught in the cold with a damaged, dirty, or otherwise unsafe furnace. The best way to keep your family and property safe is to have your heat systems professionally cleaned and assessed before fall. Scheduling now means you can avoid the fall rush–the months between October and January when chimney sweep companies are busy with emergency calls, repairs, and installations. Schedule your cleaning now, and get the appointment time you want, the service you need, and even your preferred technician.

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All heat appliances should be cleaned regularly to maintain the highest level of safety and efficiency. Even a quality product, can become a problem if it’s not maintained properly, and a wall furnace can become a dangerous source of carbon monoxide in your home if it malfunctions.

What to Expect During a Cleaning?

When you have your wall furnace serviced, a White Glove professional will come into your home with the highest level of professionalism. Then the technician will disassemble, clean, and inspect the wall furnace for damages and flaws. Since a wall furnace only requires a thorough cleaning every few years, this is an important appointment. A White Glove technician will thoroughly clean the flue and heat exchanger before putting the system back together and checking it before the end of the appointment.

Other Tips to Stay Safe

You should have your wall furnace checked by a PG & E technician when you have your pilot light ignited for the season. This will ensure that the fuel connection is safe and will not cause a dangerous leak or fire this winter.

Facts About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is often called the silent killer, because it causes severe illness, organ failure, and death, oftentimes without being noticed. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often confused with common cold or stomach flus, and can even present as neurological or psychiatric disorders. Whether a slow, small leak, or a fast leak, the symptoms can often leading to the organs shutting down. It may even lead to death. 89 percent of carbon monoxide poisoning incidents occur in the home. The best way to prevent the occurrence is to have your heat sources checked and maintained properly. Another preventative measure is to install carbon monoxide detectors. We recommend multiple carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home, and on each level of the home. This way, your family is not caught off guard, and your health and life is not in danger.

Work With Us

White Glove Chimney and Air Duct strives to put customer safety first. The fireplace is not the only danger in your home. Your chimney, wall furnaces, and even dryer vents can put your family at risk if they are not maintained. Call White Glove today, and ask an expert about our preventative services.

By Bob Ferrari on August 18th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

It’s Camping Season and We Have Your Kamp-rite Gear

Even the most seasoned campers avoid the dangerously buggy spring months, and the muggy, hot summer months. Fall is the favorite time to camp, and you can be prepared if you start now.

The ‘Rite’ Gear

White Glove’s House of Fire is not only fireplaces! We also have grills, fire pits, and camping gear! Just as White Glove prides itself on being Northern California’s choice for comprehensive chimney care and dryer vent maintenance, we also sell the best products on the market for camping.

Kamp-Rite Gear

Founded in 1999, Kamp-Rite made its mark on the camping world by creating one innovative product that improved the camping experience. Since then, their team has grown, and they have gone from that one product to 35, but the vision remains the same. Camp-Rite combines comfort and convenience while continuing to create innovative and user-friendly products that encourage people to experience nature. This can be appreciated by amateurs and seasoned outdoorsmen alike, and it’s why our customers keep coming back for Kamp-Rite Gear.

Get These 7 Kamp-Rite Products from White Glove

White Glove offers a small selection of Kamp-Rite products, and they all come with a 1-year unlimited warranty from manufacture defect. All you have to do is hold onto your receipt in order to receive the replacement or repair necessary.

  1. The Kamp-Rite Kwik Set Hammock doesn’t need a tree–or even two! It’s easy to carry along on your outings, and it doesn’t matter if it’s sand or rocky forest. This hammock doesn’t even need a smooth surface to enjoy an afternoon lounging.
  2. The Kamp-Rite Cook Table With Insulated Bag means your food stays freshly stored in the cupboard beneath the table. All you have to do is set it up, and enjoy the spread.
  3. The Kamp-Rite Kwik Pantry With Cook Table features an insulated storage area for food and utensils. It’s simple to set up, and has a stable table top that can hold a portable grill, or any other cooking tools.
  4. The Kamp-Rite Director’s Chair With Side Table is easy to set up, has a small table space, and a cup holder. This chair takes the “camp chair” to the next level.
  5. The Kamp-Rite Chair With Detachable Footrest is comfortable with or without the footrest. This chair is especially great for relaxing or sunning on the beach.
  6. The Kamp-Rite Original Tent Cot is Kamp-Rite’s first product, and is still a favorite. Sleep above the ground in a a durable tent, or lounge on top of its star-gazing. It’s easy to set up the tent portion when you’re ready for sleep.
  7. The Kamp-Rite Double Tent Cot is designed to fit two, so take your significant other or child on that outing you’ve been avoiding. With this double tent cot, there is no fuss. It’s easy to put together, and you will wake up refreshed!

Check Out Kamp-Rite at White Glove

At White Glove, we value our customers and strive to only offer products that will benefit them. We know that Northern Californians love to camp, enjoy the outdoors, and are proud supporters of innovative products. To learn more about the Kamp-Rite products that we carry you can contact House of Fire staff, or click here for setup demonstration videos.

By Bob Ferrari on August 4th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Things to Look for in a Grill

When you’re looking for a grill, especially this late into summer, you want one that will make it worth your while. By choosing a multi-functional grill with a limited lifetime warranty, you are getting the best grill on the market!

The Safire Kamado: The Grill You’re Looking For

At White Glove, we sell and maintain only the best products on the market, whether it’s chimney components, hearth products, or grills. We sell the Saffire Kamado Grill and Smoker because it offers everything that we look for in a grill including:Things to Look for in a Grill Image - Chico CA- White Glove Chimney

Warranty- When you purchase a Saffire Kamado Grill and Smoker from a qualified retailer, it is covered under a limited lifetime warranty.

Durable Materials – Saffire Grills are equipped with durable stainless steel hardware, a solid cast stainless steel control top, and ceramic interior for heat deflection.

Convenience – The Smokin’ Chip Feeder allows you to feed your flame without affecting your food. You don’t need to remove the grate, drop chips through it, or get them on your food. The Smokin’ Chip Feeder makes sure the wood chips get exactly where they need to be to have the best result.

Accessibility – The Kamado Grill has a fire access door and easily adjustable damper control to control the flame. The grill is easily installed at counter height, and doesn’t have to have special cut-outs to fit nicely and be used properly.

Multi-Layer Cooking – Many grills are large and bulky because the cooking area is spread over a large area. This is not a problem with the Kamado’s layering system. By using multiple cooking grids, you’re able to cook on three separate surfaces in one unit. And no matter how many layers of cooking you use, the efficiency of the Kamado Grill doesn’t decrease.

Safety- If you grill as a family with small children, host get-togethers, or just want to avoid the heat created from a standard grill, the Kamado Grill is for you. It is safer than a typical patio grill because it uses all the heat it produces. The surface of the Kamado Grill stays cooler to the touch than most grills on the market, making it less likely to burn when touched.

Advantages of Choosing the Kamado Grill and Smoker

While the Kamado Grill and Smoker may fit exactly what you’re looking for in a grill, there are even more advantages to this system of grilling!

  • The tight seal helps retain heat which means less fuel to get the job done.
  • The efficient design means less airflow and loss of moisture, producing a food product that is juicy and flavorful.
  • The wide temperature range makes it possible to seer, bake, grill, and smoke with ease, using the temperature control.
  • Because the grill is designed with efficiency in mind, it uses 1/2 to 1/4 less charcoal than other popular brands.

When you’re looking at grills to work for you year-round, don’t settle for something that covers the basics, when you can go above and beyond with the Kamado Grill and Smoker. At White Glove’s House of Fire there is always an expert on staff who loves to talk grills! You can schedule an appointment using our online scheduling tool.

By Bob Ferrari on July 21st, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Why Creosote Removal is Important

When a fire burns, there are natural byproducts that flow up and out of your chimney system. Included among the smoke, microscopic particles, and water vapors, is soot and creosote. Like soot, creosote is a black, powdery substance that can coat your flue liner. Because creosote consists mostly of tar, it is sticky in nature and once it sticks to your flue liner, it continues to stick, building up sometimes into a dangerous fire hazard.

Early Detection and Removal

Creosote is one major reason why you should schedule chimney sweeps for your system. At a routine chimney sweep, a certified technician is able to remove creosote from your chimney’s interior using standard sweeping tools–brushes and vacuuming system. Removing creosote early not only keeps you safer during the winter, but prevents odors in the summer. When summer humidity mingles with the soot and creosote in your chimney, it can become stinky, making your home smell like a dirty barbecue grill! These odors will persist and the creosote becomes more difficult to remove as it reaches glazed creosote.

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If your chimney creosote has reached level three, or glazed creosote, it is a fire hazard. This means the creosote has been in your chimney and undergone a heating and cooling cycle for several months or years. Because of its tar content, the creosote becomes super-heated and melts into tar-like liquid, which is why it’s sometimes called tar-glazed creosote. It evaporates during high temperatures, leaving behind a hard mass of concentrated fuel that not only obstructs airflow in the flue, but is also highly flammable. It’s also harder to remove than powdery residue in the chimney.

Creosote Lowers Efficiency and Safety

Creosote buildup in the chimney means the flue liner is no longer smooth for optimal air flow. The rough, dirty walls lead to slowed airflow, which means the hot air stalls in the chimney. When the hot air stalls in the chimney, sparks can easily ignite the highly flammable glazed creosote resulting in a dangerous fire. The concentrated fuel found in a creosote-filled flue, results in a hot fire that can devastate other parts of your home, weakening supports, and burning through to your home.

What You Can Do

Creosote will always be released in your chimney, but there are things you can do to minimize the buildup and keep your family safe.

  • Burn only properly-seasoned firewood. Green wood releases more creosote into your chimney system, so it’s important to choose dry wood for your fires. Seasoned firewood also raises efficiency.
  • Schedule routine maintenance including chimney sweeps and inspections. This is the only time a certified professional will get a look at your chimney and catch weaknesses in your system. Cleaning away the creosote before it builds up is vital to prevent a creosote fire.
  • Practice good fire habits. Don’t starve your fire or let it smolder. This slows the draft that should carry residue up the chimney quickly, minimizing the buildup.

For a quick reference, check out this community handout about creosote fires and prevention. Magic Sweep also has chimney and fire experts standing by to take calls and provide professional services to keep homeowners in the Chico, CA area safe and comfortable. Schedule an appointment online or call today at 530-924-3164.

By Bob Ferrari on July 7th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment