Most homeowners aren't looking for extra work, so it's understandable if you forget that the secret to a secure and comfortable home is regular maintenance. However, take a stitch this fall, and you'll save nine come winter and spring.
To many lucky homeowners, fall and winter mean time to curl up before a cozy fireplace or stove. But, if you put safety before snuggling, you may avoid dangers such as chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Here are some tips from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).
For a list of certified chimney sweeps in your area, call the CSIA at 800-536-0118.