Chimney upkeep is complicated by the fact that many problems (cracks, faults, and structural damage) are not visible from the outside.
Feeling tempted to throw that old wrapping paper in the fireplace to burn? Don't!
Turkeys can be fried in less than an hour, smoked over low heat for several hours or even cooked on a grill - offering mouthwatering flavor, crisp texture and time to spare for more family time this holiday.
To minimize the chance of burn injuries, the Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association (HPBA) recommends the following steps for safe and enjoyable operation of a hearth product:
Creating a perfect fire starts with using seasoned firewood cut to the correct length. To start a safe fire, crumple paper on the grate within the fireplace and cover it with kindling or a manufactured firestarter.
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Preventive Maintenance and safety tips brought to you courtesy of HPBA.org. Please note these are manufacturer and/or best practice recommendations. Following these guidelines does not constitute a guarantee.
An outdoor living area doesn't just add value to your existing home, it can also bring you immeasurable enjoyment and provide a unique place to unwind and entertain depending on what the day calls for.