heaters: 10 Do or Don't Items of Fire Safety Including Fireplace and Chimney - 12/27/17 05:44 AM

Each year I hear about multiple house fires at the start of winter. Almost all could have been avoided if the residents took the time to do a few safety checks and/or used common sense. Two recent fires that destroyed homes were due to improper disposal of smoking materials and fireplace/woodstove ashes.
┬áIf you have a standard fireplace as shown in above photo, you can do some quick checks before using it each year. Most fireplaces have all the basics components. A foundation, hearth, firebox, smoke shelf, throat, outside air intake, flues, shell, profile, damper, clean out, ash dump, chimney, rake, flashing, … (7 comments)

heaters: Neglected Home Maintenance Can Lead to Fire Hazards - 12/22/15 07:34 AM
This is one of those home maintenance items that is easily overlooked. Electric wall heaters. We have one in our upstairs master bedroom, and one in upstairs hall bathroom. Last year one quit working, we didn't really think too much about it, or why it quit working. We just turned off the breakers in panel box, and figurd we'd replace it one day. They look like this below. The other day I decided to test the other one. It didn't sound right, so I shut if off, and turned breaker off for that one also. These top pics show what they … (10 comments)

 
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