New Wood Burning Basics

Thanks to recent federal regulations, wood heaters are required to be more energy-efficient. The 2020 EPA certified stoves are different than their predecessors. There is less human control over the air intake. The emission standards are very strict. Getting wood...

How Do Evaporative Coolers Work?

Here in Northern California, it can get quite hot, despite the close proximity to the ocean. In fact, in the late summer months, it’s not uncommon to see temperatures as high as the 90s, and sometimes we exceed 100 degrees! Fortunately, here at White Glove Chimney, we...

Chimney Sweeps Do Not Sweep Chimneys

The typical image of a chimney sweep in the United States is of a soot-covered guy who stands on a roof and runs a brush up and down the chimney. Some would add the happy go lucky image of Bert in Mary Poppins. While, unfortunately, many sweeps are exactly this image,...

Chimney Leaks: Signs and Causes

When it comes to a system as big as the chimney, there are many parts and things that can go wrong with them. A common chimney problem—one that can arise during any season—is a leaky chimney. Chimney leaks are especially problematic because they are hard to detect and...

COVID-19 Company Precautions & Procedures

We Stand For A Warm, Secure, and Healthy Home That has always been our mission statement. We understand and recognize the Coronavirus is a very serious problem. We take your health and safety very seriously. Because of that, we want you to know about the precautions...

How to Dispose of Fireplace Ash (And How to Reuse it)

We’re only halfway through burn season, and if you’re burning wood in your fireplace, insert, or stove, you likely have a lot of ashes to show for it. In order to maintain a safe fireplace, you must remove the ash from your firebox regularly, otherwise, you’re looking...

Don’t Forget Your Dryer Vents

Now that the holiday season is behind you and before you settle in for your Long Winter’s Nap, make sure you’re taking care of your clothes dryer vents. January is the most dangerous month for homes as this is the time that house fires are at their peak for the year....

How to Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

Winter has come and there is plenty to worry about between Christmas, New Year’s, home heating, and tax season! During one of the busiest times of the year, many important things can be overlooked. Because of this and many other factors, it is the cold season that...